I started working for MTU as an intern back in 1994 while I was studying aeronautical engineering. I loved the work in this business, so I stayed as a student trainee until I graduated.
My first “real” job at MTU was in the engineering department where I stayed until 2000. After that I started my sales career. In the beginning, I was only responsible for sales in China as Deputy Area Manager. At the time, China was a separate sales region. It was a fascinating time because I was part of the project team that set up MTU’s new location in Zhuhai, a joint venture with China Southern Airlines. After it was established and operative, I helped the team there to build up their own marketing and sales department and transferred all China related business for Zhuhai to that sales department.
In 2008, I took over the responsibility for all the customer support of MTU Hannover as VP Customer Services. The job then was more focused on running the internal coordination of the customer services organization, an interface between the sales staff and their colleagues in engineering. In 2010, I went back into sales to take over the newly established sales region Far East Asia, which I am still running today.