Markus Schmidt was born in 1975 and studied Business Administration and Management with a major in Controlling and Strategic Management in Kiel and Sydney.
He started his career at Kuhnke AG in Malente as a Business Unit Controller for the Division Automotive with diverse responsibilities in financial management, business development and structural interdisciplinary projects aimed on organizational changes.
His role and focus changed in 2010 when he was appointed Head of Industrial Engineering. He gained experience in restructuring core business processes with the target to increase efficiency and effectiveness throughout the realization of new customer projects or within the optimization of the existing production portfolio.
After the acquisition of Kuhnke by the Kendrion group, he became also responsible for the production site in Malente as Head of Operations in 2014.
A current key challenge is the strategic and operational approach towards digitalization and automation for the company’s production and equipment manufacturing operations.