ASB Squash Team
ASB Squash s.r.o. – Management Team
Jiri Grulich - Executive Head and Managing Director
He was born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic in 1980. After secondary school specialising in electrical engineering, he earned his master’s degree in programming and industrial automation at the Technical University of Ostrava. In addition to his native Czech, he speaks English as well as some German and Russian.
He launched his career as a programmer in the field of automation in metallurgy for the company Ingeteam in Ostrava, Czech Republic. As a member of the implementation team, he was involved in a variety of major projects, especially in South Korea, China and Russia, which enabled him to gain professional experience and eventually he became project manager. Having travelled and worked abroad for five years, in 2010 he accepted the offer to manage the ASB SQUASH company (formerly ASB-NOSTA), which specialises in the manufacture and installation of squash courts.
He is responsible for the business management of the company and all its internal and external processes. Under his leadership, the company has undergone a variety of successful conceptual and organisational changes, including the recruitment of professionals in sales and manufacture. The company has been making substantial investments in technical equipment and the development of its own products. His guiding principles are high-quality work and customer satisfaction.
Thanks to the positive approach towards management, as well as employee and business partner motivation, ASB SQUASH – managed by Jiri Grulich – is able to handle major orders all over the world.
Jan Weber - Sales Manager
His first action after picking up work for ASB was to join an installation team building 6 courts in France which he insisted on doing to ensure he understands the full process it takes to provide ASB clients a finished quality product from planning to final installation.
Within ASB SQUASH Jan is responsible for Business in parts of Europe (UK / Scandinavia/Poland/Greece), Israel, Russia, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India, Malaysia Australia and New Zealand.
In his daily work, Jan is putting great emphasis on good business ethics by means of clear communication and straightforward actions.
Born on the 14.08.1974 near Hamburg/ Germany Jan by now is happily married and has two sons. In his spare time and apart from Squash, Jan is keen on Golf and Snowboarding and founding member of an a-capella formation.
Till Jonuleit - Sales Manager
Only 3 days after handing in his thesis, he started working at ASB SQUASH in project management and learned everything about ASB processes, from design to production to installation. He was promoted to head of project management in 2010. Knowing the products inside out and being fluent in German, English, French and Spanish, a position in sales was offered to Till which he gladly accepted.
Within ASB SQUASH, Till is responsible for the North- and South American market as well as the many Asian countries and the French and Spanish market. He sees the selling process as a team effort, starting with consulting the client and working with the ASB design department to offer the best possible product and with ASB project management to ensure the best possible installation on site.
In his spare time, Till is an avid Bayern Munich supporter and enjoys playing football and squash.
Jan Marek - Sales and Marketing Manager
He was born in 1978 in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic. After the high school studies he went on to Mendel University in Brno, CZ, where he graduated at the faculty of business and economics in 2003. Languages spoken besides Czech are English, German and currently he is working on Russian as well.
He started his professional career as a sales representative in the business of healthcare constructions and technology, company BLOCK a,s. and progressed to become the head of the sales department, managing the whole sales department, with project management worldwide, mostly in central eastern Europe and Middle East. After that he spent three years at the position of key account manager in the Czech branch of the Belgian company Agfa Healthcare, also involved in healthcare business.
Since 2012 he has been member of the ASB SQUASH family, managing countries in the central eastern Europe, Balkans and Baltic region and former Soviet Union countries. His most recent projects are coming from Romania, Belarus, Armenia, Hungary, Lithuania and Kazakhstan to mention a few. Projects include ASB standard squash courts, ASB glass courts and ASB glass floors.
With the main goal to develop ASBs presence in the “squash new born countries”. His other responsibilities are marketing and social media, bank communication during project financing using security tools like LoC and project management.
Adam Ondrasik - Production Manager
He was born in 1985 in Nový Jičín. After secondary school specialising in technical sciences, he successfully passed his master’s degree exam in building construction at The Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic. In addition to his native Czech, he speaks English fluently as well.
He started his professional career as an energetic consultant specialized in industry and public buildings in Brno. He moved to Roatan Island Bay, Honduras in 2012, where he worked as a project manager in Czech village – a developer project with 60 houses. He was responsible for infrastructure and house design and also for constructions using local resources only. He cooperated with local companies and implemented European standards into local environment. In 2013 he became a member of the ASB family.
As production manager he is responsible for efficiency of production and installation processes in maximum quality. He is also cooperating closely with designers during design phase.
His role is also very important in the pre-installation phase, where we are checking ASB installation and technological procedures in advance.
Adam is also responsible for complaint management handling and he is part of the development team, which is working hard on new improvement into the squash world. Adam is a playing captain of tennis team Nový Jičín. He is also playing squash, floorball and enjoying season adrenaline sports as a skiing and rafting.
Pavel Kiša - Design/Graphic Manager
Pavel was born in 1985 in Frýdek – Místek, Czech Republic. In addition to his native Czech, he speaks English too. He has recently started to study Russian along with his other colleagues in the company, which helps him to understand the technical data received from Russian speaking countries more precisely.
He studied at the Technical University in Brno, specializing in civil engineering. He was a classmate with our production manager Adam Ondrasik and together they started their professional careers as energy consultants specializing in industry and public buildings, in Brno, Czech Republic.
Pavel officially joined the ASB team in 2017 after helping us with the project in Debrecen, Hungary. Before this project, he cooperated with ASB externally on a project in Papua New Guinea.
Currently he is designing diverse ASB SquashCourt projects. He is also responsible for research and development, effectively searching for new ideas and directions for ASB to innovate upon.
Pavel is married and has two children. His hobbies include: climbing, tourism and gastronomy.
Jana Hyzova - Construction Manager
She was born in 1960 in Čeladna, Czech Republic. After secondary school she specialised in technical sciences, after this she successfully gained her master’s degree in building construction at The Technical University in Brno.
In addition to her native Czech, she speaks German fluently as well, English passively
She started her professional career as a designer, working in designing companies Elektroprojekta and Investik Rožnov p.R. She designed engineering buildings, industrial buildings and buildings of civil amenities to name a few. She then moved on to work as a main designer in the company TKR (1994-1995) and then afterwards privately. Hotels, office buildings, industrial halls and family houses are also included in her repertoire. Finally, she worked in marketing for the construction company Nosta before becoming a member of the ASB family in 2010.
Jana is responsible for preparation of production and design. In 2010 she was also responsible for logistics operations and designed occasionally in SHB Germany.
Jana enjoys skiing and traveling.
Her most recent significant projects designed at ASB Squash were:
– 2017: Commonwealth Games Gold Coast Australia, two ASB EventGameCourts
– 2015: Pan Am Games Toronto, one ASB EventGameCourt
– 2014: Commonwealth Games Glasgow, two ASB GameCourts
– 2014: Perlis Malaysia, eight ASB SquashCourts courts with three ASB mechanical MovableSide walls
– 2014: Moscow, seven ASB SquashCourts with two electric MovableSide walls
Hana Krupickova - Logistics Manager
She was born in 1974 in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic. In addition to her native Czech, she speaks English as well, she has also just started to learn Russian.
She started her professional career in her family business as an accountant and later as a manager decorating porcelain and glassware. In 1996 she moved to London for more than 3 years in a bid to improve her English knowledge. When she had returned back to Czech Republic she worked as a manager of a drug store in Nový Jičín for nearly six years. After maternity leave, she worked as an assistant in the sales department of a metal sheet processing company. In 2017 she joined the ASB Squash staff.
Hana started to work for ASB as the director’s assistant, and in June 2018 she changed her position to logistics manager. She is responsible for all import and export related matters. She is also responsible for purchasing and providing all the necessary support for court installations whilst working in close cooperation with the production and sales managers.
Hana enjoys playing tennis and badminton in her free time. She is also keen on skiing, cycling and enjoys hiking with her two sons.