Established in 1999
Some companies are run by financial officers – their goal is to maximize earnings.
Some companies are run by marketing gurus – you see their logo everywhere.
Alti-2 Technologies is a company run by engineers who strongly believe that only the best proven technology in skydiving instrumentation can meet the highest safety standard for our customers.
We manufacture our products in DeLand Florida USA, with another production and service facility near London UK.
Beginning 2022 we will open a sales and support center for continental Europe in Germany.
Our Alti-2 Team
President and CEO
Jens Gronemeyer (Grony) is an active skydiver, experienced jump pilot and drop zone operator, and German computer engineer. He started skydiving in Hoexter, Germany in 1997 and has made over 7000 jumps.
Jens Grony is currently active in 4-way, 8-way, and 16-way national competition and big-way records worldwide. He maintains current USPA and German Tandem/AFF ratings. He formerly owned and operated two drop zones in Germany.
Most memorable jump: Oshkosh Airshow World Record 150-way with three points attempt with 150,000 spectators on the ground.
Jens Grony started computer programming at the age of 9 with BASIC and Assembler on a Commodore 3032 (32 KB main memory!) and soon won a STEM-type prize with his software program to calculate fees for the German version of OSHA (Berufsgenossenschaft). During high school in Hoexter, Germany, he started his first computer business which remains a successful computer security and data center services business 35 years later (www.owis.de), with Grony continuing to serve as President.
After high school, he spent 12 months of National Service with the German Air Force serving in a hardened underground control and reporting center (NATO code name “Backwash”). Grony continued his education in electrical engineering at the renowned Technical University of Braunschweig Germany. He subsequently built up a second software development company for time-and-attendance with branches in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
Besides skydiving and flying, Jens is an avid scuba diver and world traveler with 97 countries in his passport. He speaks German, English, and some Spanish and French and lives since April 2021 in DeLand, Florida.
Skydiver: Started jumping in the UK in the 70’s (can’t remember exactly when), since then 3000+ jumps and several world records including the 400 way in Thailand. Competed locally and nationally with team “Flashpoint” a super serious (NOT) 4-way team with Kathy Allen (Grix), Bob Domeier, and Jeanni McAbee (my piece partner). Scariest sport jump – 50 way night jump at Elsinore, most fun jumps – listening to Jeanni shriek with laughter in freefall during serious training jumps.
Business: Mechanical Engineer, 20+ patents for a variety of devices, designed twin loop capstan winches, compressed air guns (from small to very big air guns, like 300mm caliber with a 5m barrel), guided missiles, and many different types of altimeters for sport and military parachuting. Have been running companies for the last 30 years, might get the hang of it soon.
VP of Finance
Skydiver: 3,500+ jumps, 7 World Record’s and a few US National Medals….. it all began while serving with the US Air Force in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I made my first skydive on a static line using a 7TU canopy, belly wart reserve, with shot and a half cape wells. Five of us jumped from a rented plane, the door and seats were removed when the pilot landed on a grass runway in the middle of a local farmer’s potato field. At the end of the day the door and seats were reattached and the plane was returned to the rental company who were none the wiser. That was May 7, 1977, the day my life changed forever.
Business: Alti-2 started July, 1999, in the back bedroom of my house in Walled Lake, Michigan. Initially Steve Snyder, owner of SSE, sold the manufacturing rights to Alti-2 to produce the Altimaster II and Altimaster III and later the MA2-30. In 2002, Alti-2 relocated to Deland, Florida and introduced the first all-in-one digital/audible, waterproof Altimeter, the Neptune. Since the Neptune, skydivers have enjoyed the Altimaster Galaxy, Neptune-2, N3, N3 Audio, Atlas, MA-8, MA-10 and MA-12.