At a New Address
Head of Project Management and Pre-Series Component Centre (PKV)
My own path
In 2002, as a graduate mechanical engineer, I joined Volkswagen’s component manufacturing plant in Kassel. My last position was as head of the hardening shop for gearbox parts. After years in production, I was looking for something new and different. I was attracted to the opportunity to learn first-hand how the world of automotive components is changing. That was why I gladly seized the opportunity to complete a three-year job assignment at ŠKODA AUTO in Mladá Boleslav. I arrived last year in May, and since then, I’ve been heading our department, which manages all the component production projects both in the Czech Republic and abroad. We are also in charge of the strategic management of the process of transformation.
away from his home in Kassel, Hessen, in the heart of Germany
In the Czech Republic, I live in a beautiful spot near Mladá Boleslav.
My current job cannot be compared at all to what I used to do at Volkswagen. This is exactly the challenge I was looking for. Together with other departments in the Component Production area, we’ve introduced new conventional and battery drives this year. Our other great task for the next year is the production of MEB batteries for our new ENYAQ iV model.
Proud of the brand and tradition
Already when I arrived in the Czech Republic for the first time for my job interview, I had a good feeling that has not left me. I’m gradually discovering what people’s priorities are here and that they are very friendly and always willing to help. And at the car factory, I feel the employees’ great pride in the brand they work for and what they’ve achieved. I enjoy being a part of all this, at least for a while.
Czech Republic from the sky
In my free time, I do many of the same activities that I enjoy at home in Germany. South Bohemia has one of the largest European centres for skydiving, which is my big hobby.
I’m very pleased that there are so many beautiful places around Mladá Boleslav. I love my outdoor adventures, including the nearby Bohemian Paradise, for example.