To provide full-service meeting planning and incentive travel to corporations throughout the world while promoting a work environment that inspires motivation, creativity and innovation for our employees.
Our approach for success stems not only from vast experience and devotion to seamless execution, but also our values. First and foremost, we are a service company. Our entire process and foundation is built upon creating a collaborative working relationship with our partners and clients, putting their needs first. We are not just experienced and capable in our field, but passionate about our jobs and the people we serve.
- Ludwig Krammer
- Darlene Krammer
- Andreas Krammer
Ludwig Krammer, Bucom’s co-founder and Director of Operations, has been a major force in the hotel and meeting planning industries for over three decades. After graduating from Waldegg Hotel School in Austria, Ludwig held various positions in the hotel and food and beverage industries across the world—including Vienna, Australia, and Mexico City—until founding Bucom International, his own meeting planning and incentive travel company, in 1987.
Under Ludwig’s hand, Bucom flourished from a two-person startup to a thriving business featured on CMI’s Top 25. As Bucom’s leader, Ludwig leverages his unparalleled professional network, knack for maximizing value, creative flair, and attention to detail to make each corporate solution a unique, appealing success.
A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Darlene received a Bachelor of Science Degree. She then joined Westin Hotels & Resorts and gained experience in various areas of the hotel business. Darlene worked for Westin in Detroit and Houston, having managerial positions in front office and food & beverage. With this valuable operations experience, she then moved to Chicago with Westin and focused in the Sales and Marketing areas, where from 1985-1996, she held positions of Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Director of Marketing and most recently, Director of Marketing for both Chicago Westin properties. During these years, Darlene developed her managerial skills, overseeing as many as 50 staff members, as well as gaining extensive knowledge in preparing and implementing financial and marketing plans, total quality plans, and formal sales presentations. With strong service industry and client background, Darlene chose to devote this experience to BUCOM in May 1996 as President.
Darlene brings a good mixture of corporate guidelines and entrepreneurial spirit to BUCOM and focuses continually on challenging the tried and true methods in order to achieve excellence. Darlene focuses her efforts in maintaining and growing existing client relationships as well as developing new prospects. Darlene also manages the office and is responsible for all staff recruitment.
Andreas is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a dual major in Finance and Management. As a Program Coordinator at BUCOM, one of his key responsibilities is coordinating various program logistics including web registration development & management and post meeting reporting.
In addition to providing support to the Program Manager, he is also responsible for developing and producing program marketing materials and communications printed materials, signage, and electronic pieces. Andreas also manages the rooming list, arrival & departure manifests, shipping, on-site staff, and processing of expense reimbursement forms.