Kurt Gribnitz is the CEO and owner of Ovolifts, a company that develops engineered lifting solutions for the petrochemical industry. He was previously the Director and owner of JAKU Lifting Systems, where he developed and implemented a live pipe lifting system. He also has previous experience in construction, and specialized experience in replacing and maintaining structures during live operation. Gribnitz has Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering (mechanical and mining) and a Master's degree in Business Leadership.
Many pipe lifting methods have been developed or simply implemented that are unsafe, costly or impractical.