The spirit of innovation has made us the technology leader in high-end cooling lubricants.

What is special about Oemeta’s cooling lubricants? They are the product of an ongoing interplay between technological know-how and industry expertise, combined with excellent manufacturing quality and continuous research and development.


We are the Coolant People.

For customers around the world, we offer innovative cooling lubricant solutions that increase productivity, efficiency and stability in machining production. In addition to state-of-the-art technologies and an acute awareness of sustainability, our most important success factor is our highly qualified team in Uetersen and at Oemeta locations worldwide. We have this team to thank for our innovative products and longstanding customer relationships. On the pages that follow you can find out more about us, what we stand for and how you can benefit from our services.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


The management of Oemeta

Oemeta Management Thomas Vester

Thomas Vester

Managing Partner, Chairman of the Management Board

Academic credentials:  

  • Degree in business administration, Hamburg 

Career:   

  • 1984-89 Digital Equipment GmbH, Munich; Controlling Software Products in HQ and later in NL Sales Controlling and Controlling Project Business;
  • From 4/89 Managing Director of Oemeta

Experience:  

  • Over 33 years of steering and managing a medium-sized company. Establishment of an international company which now has seven subsidiaries and three production sites. The number of employees was 50 in 1993 (after the sale of the grinding tools division); today the company has a worldwide workforce of 220. 

Organisations/official bodies:        

  • Board member of the German Lubricants Industry Association (VSI) for many years
  • Member of the UNITI SSA (Lubricants Committee) for over 10 years
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Oemeta Management Stefan Joksch

Stefan Joksch

Managing Director Technology & Production

Academic credentials:

  • Studied chemical engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Career:          

  • 1992 Oemeta, Application Technology Department.
  • 1995 – 2005 Head of Application Technology.
  • Since 2005 Technical Director, Member of the Executive Board.
  • Since May 2022 Managing Director Technology & Production.

Organisations/official bodies:       

  • Chair Cooling Lubricant Requirements Standard DIN 51485, also Definition Standard DIN 51385
  • Chairman of the VDI Technical Committee on Cooling Lubricants
  • Member of the Working Group of the VKIS-VSI-IGM-BGHM Substance List for Cooling Lubricants
  • Member of the Technical Expert Committee of the German Lubricants Industry Association (VSI)
  • Board of Directors VSI
  • Member of the Board of Trustees in the Manufacturing Innovations Network
  • Member of the Industrial Working Group MWF, WZL RWTH-Aachen
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Oemeta Management Thomas Wessels

Thomas Wessels

Managing Director, Head of Administration & Marketing/Sales

Academic credentials:

  • Industrial clerk
  • Studied business administration in Emden and Leicester, GB. Degree in business administration

Career:          

  • 25 years of professional and management responsibility as Managing Director, Commercial Director and Management Consultant
  • Experience in manufacturing, international companies of various sizes (owner-managed upper medium-sized businesses, corporate groups and group holdings)
  • Industries: Medical technology, machining production in special machine construction, non-ferrous metal industry, glass industry, chemical industry, heating technology and industrial casting.
  • Since 05/22 at Oemeta as Managing Director
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Oemeta Management  Oliver Leser

Oliver Leser

Head of International Sales

Academic credentials:

  • University entrance qualification, trained as an industrial management assistant

Career:          

  • Joined Oemeta in August 2000
  • Sales Manager Export – Eastern Europe and Asia (2000-2009)
  • Posting in China (2009 – 2014)
  • General Manager Oemeta China
  • Managing Director Oemeta Singapore
  • Division Manager International Sales (2014 – present)
  • Member of the Executive Board (2015 – present)
  • CEO/President Oemeta North America (2018 – 2021)
  • Managing Director Oemeta Polska (2020 – present)
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Oemeta Management Agnes Waterstrat

Agnes Waterstrat

Head of National Sales & Marketing

Academic credentials:

  • Obtained a degree in business administration in Giessen, prior to this, trained as an assistant in tax and business consultancy then worked in this field. Further education at Harvard in the field of finance.

Career:

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry – from start-ups to medium-sized companies and corporate groups (Novartis). 2020 Oemeta Head of Sales & Marketing, Member of the Executive Board.

Experience:

  • 25 years of management experience in international sales/business development/marketing/ operations/international market access/business development  
  • Management of international teams – Key Account Manager/Customer Service/Technical Competence Centre/Marketing/Communication
  • Development and implementation of national and international sales & marketing strategies
  • Support for subsidiaries, distributors and direct customers
  • 10 years of experience of the transformation and realignment of business units
  • Adaptation of national marketing and branding concepts for international implementation
  • Implementation of BU communication plan (brand presence, umbrella brand/communication strategy, direct marketing campaigns, trade fair planning)
  • Diversity Officer
  • Qualification as a trainer
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How can we help you?

If you’re interested in our products and services or have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Oemeta Chemische Werke GmbH

Ossenpadd 54
25436 Uetersen
Germany