Štefan Čeman

I was born in 1977 in Slovakia.

I studied electrotechnics, mechatronics and I worked in automotive, wood and heavy industry on different technical and management positions.

Then I was racing in mountainbikes for years and was also a member of Slovak National Team. As owner of Sporting Club RIDE Slovakia I organized from 1999 to 2009 international RIDE Cup and Slovak Cup races.

From year 2009 I work only with e-bikes, because I think they are completely changing the way we ride and it´s never going back again. I am a certified e-bike and pedelec expert.

My company RIDE.sk is a leader on the slovak e-bike market and we develop and test new sales and services concepts.

In 2019 I have organized first global ebike online conference in the World – Ebike Future Conference

My CV: 

May 2012 – Present
CEO & Owner, RIDE.sk 
Enterpreneurship in the e-bike sales and services. RIDE.sk is the Slovak leading e-bike company with different approach to customers and customer services.

October 2011 – April 2012
Chief Operating Officer, Way Industries, a.s.
Leading of production, planning, technology, construction, maintenance and investition operations, 280 subordinates. Creating of process organisation, standardisation, project management, implementation of Lean philosophy (production and office)

February 2011 – September 2011
Production Director, Way Industries, a.s.
Leading a production department, 260 subordinates. Managing of the production, production planning, maintenance, buildings

April 2010 – January 2011
Manager´s holiday – building of my house, spending time with my family

2008 – April 2010
Production manager, Doka Drevo s.r.o.
Leading a production of formwork sheets, 100 subordinates. Managing of the production flow, quality, costs, team organisation, continuous improvement process, ISO 9001:2000, etc.

Production specialist, KIA Motors Slovakia s.r.o.
Leading a production shift in Body (welding) Shop, 80 subordinates

Wholesale Dealer, Progress Cycle Slovakia s.r.o.
Selling of Giant bicycles, Manitou Suspension, Giro & Bell helmets, Crank Brothers, etc.

1993 – 2006 Mountainbike Downhill (PRO Racing, member of National Team, organizing of 13 Slovak Cup and RIDE Cup international races, owner of Sporting Club RIDE Slovakia, timekeeping services), 5 months stay in the USA, freelance webdesigning

1991 Winner of district competition in electrotechnics

English – C1 (Passed State Exam; Passed Cambridge certificate, 6-week stay in USA in 2001, 4-month stay in USA in 2003)
German – B2 (Passed Final exam at secondary school, speaks in present job)

MS Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, PowerPoint), Lotus Notes, e-mail, internet, Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Corel Graphics Suite, Autodesk AutoCad, PHP, MySQL, CMS, Type-writing

Project Management, Business logistics, managementship, leadership, motivation, management of change, evaluation of employees, communication, teamwork and conflict solving, quality and ergonomics

1999 – 2005 Graduated from Technical University in Zvolen, Faculty of environmental and manufacturing
technology, Zvolen, Mechatronics / engineering of machines and devices
2002 Received Business license for advertising and publicity agency, retail, trade, organizing
1999 Passed State exam in English
1997 – 1999 Study for young managers and businessmen -Academy of education
1996 – 1999 Studied at Technical University in Zvolen, Faculty of wood technology, Zvolen, Wood technology
1997 – 1998 Passed Cambridge certificate in English
1992 – 1996 Graduated from Electrotechnical secondary school, Banská Bystrica, Video and audio technics

Family life, mountainbike riding, organizing of mountainbike races, offgrid living, passive houses, new technologies, reading books, healthy food growing, etc.