CAD /CAE Construction
Home-grown from the very beginning.
Stefan got to know VESCON as an intern, completed his studies at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University and is now team leader for projects of our customer Siemens, for Logistics & Airport Solutions department. He still knows VESCON as a smaller company with only half as many employees as today. How did he experience this growth and what has changed since?
Although Stefan is only 29 years old, his ten-year anniversary at VESCON will soon be around the corner. After receiving his Abitur and completing his basic military service, he did a trial internship at the VESCON subsidiary PrintoLUX, at that time still a small company with just four or five employees. From 2010 to 2013, this was followed by a cooperative study programme in electrical engineering, which Stefan completed one door further at VESCON GmbH. So if there is anyone who has experienced the strong growth in recent years up close, then Stefan is one of them. “When I started working for PrintoLUX, everything was of course much smaller, and we were about half as many employees in Frankenthal. We have grown significantly in recent years, but you don’t really notice it in the circle of colleagues. “We are still on familiar terms with each other, appreciate each other, like working together.”
From the very beginning it was the cohesion and the flat hierarchies that impressed Stefan. “At the DHWB, we also talked to other students about their training companies. VESCON stood out a bit from the rest. Contrary to my fellow students, at VESCON I was involved in the projects right from the start and soon became a full member of the team. And so it continued on after my studies, it was simply a perfect start into professional life.”
So perfect that Stefan has remained loyal to VESCON to this day. Meanwhile he is team leader for projects of our customer Siemens, for the Logistics & Airport Solutions departmen and coordinates the work of five colleagues. In addition to the classic tasks as a hardware designer, his skills as a project manager are particularly in demand here, for example when it comes to personnel resources or coordination with the customer. And what does Stefan do when he is not in a project meeting or working on new control cabinet prototypes? “In my spare time I swap my mouse and keyboard for tennis rackets, squash rackets or cooking spoons. This is a nice balance to my technical profession." An appearance in the German version of “The Perfect Dinner” TV show wouldn’t be Stefan's cup of tea, but who knows, maybe his colleagues will be able to enjoy his culinary skills at some point. Cheers!