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About the Krones blog

One of Krones AG’s brand values is its commitment to meaningfully responsive dialogue.

This blog aims to translate this statement into vibrant internet reality. Our goal here is to conduct a global dialogue with clients, trade insiders, interested members of the general public, potential hirings and our own staff.
We want to talk about people and reach out to people. There’s plenty to tell about Krones – about products, innovations, plus interesting personalities and life-histories.

These topics will be chosen by the editorial team of the Krones Blog, which will be written almost entirely by employees of Krones AG. Contributions from guest authors will be designated as such. We write ourselves, and are hoping for a fruitful exchange of thoughts and opinions with all the readers of our contributions.

  • Claudia NiebauerHerausgeberin „Top 99 – Regensburg“

    „Mein Studium der BWL absolvierte ich in den 90ern in Regensburg. Seitdem bin ich hier in der Branche Marketing und Kommunikation tätig, seit 2003 freiberuflich. Für meine Agenturkunden arbeite ich gerne konzeptionell mit Fokus auf Qualität, Werte und Nachhaltigkeit – Propaganda zur Förderung eitler Konsumgier liegt mir nicht. Regensburg ist im Wandel und voll positiver Energie. Top 99 Regensburg ist eine Hommage an meine Stadt, die bereit ist Trends zu setzen, anstatt ihnen hinterherzulaufen.“

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  • Susanne Huber

    Susanne Huber was a Project Manager in Lifecycle Service Strategy and Product Management at Krones. From 2010 to 2014, she worked in Reserch & Development as part of the innovation management team, where her remit included not only the SuperPET recycling project subsidised by the EU, but also university and trade association management.

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  • Andreas Schröfl

    Andreas Schröfl is as Head of Project Management for Asia/Africa BL Lines and Components responsible for smooth completion of brewery projects in these regions . After an apprenticeship as a brewer and malter, he obtained an engineering degree, majoring in brewing studies and beverage technology, at Munich/Weihenstephan University of Applied Science. He then worked as a commissioning manager at Anton-Steinecker-Maschinenfabrik and as a brewmaster in a mid-tier Bavarian brewery. In 2008, he joined Krones AG in Packaging Technology Project Management.

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  • Sabrina & Niklas

    Sabrina has been a student trainee since October 2016 and Niklas an intern since March 2017 in Krones’ Innovation Lab, where together with the laboratory’s team they work on creating path-breaking up-to-the-future projects for Krones AG. Sabrina is studying for a degree in business management at the Upper Bavarian University of Applied Science in Regensburg, and Niklas is working on his master’s degree in industrial design at TU Munich. It’s precisely because the two specialisms involved are so different that they complement each other to optimum effect, enriching the Innovation Lab’s equally interdisciplinary working methodology.

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  • Johannes Scholz

    Johannes Scholz has nurtured a passion for innovation and technology ever since he read engineering at university. While he was working on his doctoral dissertation and during a spell as a consultant at Siemens Corporate Technology, he proceeded to gain multifaceted experience in the field of research and development. Since 2015, Johannes has been part of KRONES AG’s Innovation Management Team, focusing on early detection of technical trends and responsibility for the Krones Innovation Lab.

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  • Constanze Ertl

    Constanze Ertl is studying political science and media studies at the University of Regensburg and within the scope of an internship she supported the section of Corporate Communications in the sector of Social Media.

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  • Stefan KrausProduct Manager

    After obtaining a degree in food and beverage technology, Stefan Kraus joined Krones AG in 2003. He began as a product specialist for aseptics and filling technology, before in 2011 he moved to product management, where he supported both product categories in terms of markets, competitors and communication. Since November 2017, he has been responsible for business development at our Plant Modifications team. This product line offers the client engineering solutions together with the relevant planning and project processing for the modification of existing lines. The teams involved operate on a decentralised basis: in certain subsidiaries, there are staff on the spot who provide our clients with fast and uncomplicated support.

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  • Katrin Ederer

    Katrin Ederer is studying business administration at the OTH in Regensburg and is supporting the Social Media Team until September 2018. At Krones AG she takes care of the different social media channels and is responsible for monitoring and reporting.

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  • Christina Hackner

    Christina Hackner works for Krones AG as a copywriter in the Public Relations Department. She authors texts for both internal and external communication, and assists the editors of the trainee page in the staff magazine. While she was still at university, she worked for Krones as an intern and student trainee in Corporate Communications.

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  • Erin Dugan

    Erin Dugan is a full time Industrial Engineer at Krones NA and has been with Krones since November 2015. Before full time employment, she worked as an Industrial Engineer intern with the Krones Value-Creation System Team. She has a passion for continuous improvement, lean thinking, and has led multiple successful continuous improvement projects and PDCAs. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017 and is currently seeking her MBA.

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  • Julia Leserer

    Julia Leserer is employed by Krones AG as a copywriter in Public Relations. She authors texts for internal and external communication, and supports the editorial team of the Krones magazine. While she was at university, she was already working as an intern and as a student trainee in Corporate Communications.

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  • Eva Maria Faltermeier

    Eva Faltermeier worked as Social Media Advisor at Krones AG. After graduating, Eva completed a traditional-style traineeship at a daily newspaper, and then worked as an editor for the political and business sections. In her quest for the “new media”, she joined Siemens AG in 2010. At Siemens, she was promoted from online editor to social media advisor. She’s been with Krones AG in Neutraubling from 2012 to 2017.

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  • Milena Huber

    Milena Huber has since May 2015 been working for Krones AG in the PET Packaging Design Group as a Product Specialist. While she was studying industrial design at Regensburg’s East Bavarian University of Applied Science, she was already working for Krones as an intern and writing her thesis. She is currently designing PET containers for clients from Eastern Europe and Russia, which means she’s involved in some diverse and multifaceted projects, and is continually tasked with finding the optimum balance between design and technology.

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  • Silke Riedl

    Silke Riedl has since 2002 been the Assistant to the Head of Information Management. After qualifying as an industrial clerk, she completed an advanced business training course as a commercial assistant (Chamber of Industry and Commerce). In addition, she is a qualified foreign-language correspondent for English (Chamber of Industry and Commerce). Before she joined Krones, she was employed in the construction industry and the IT sector.

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  • Olga Ditz

    Olga Ditz was supporting Krones AG’s Social Media Team as an intern from September 2017 to March 2018. She’s a student at Regensburg University and will next year be graduating in Business Administration as well as attending complementary IT courses. At Krones, she creates texts, graphical content and editorial posts for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the blog.

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  • Isabell Tauber

    Isabell Tauber qualified as a technical product designer at Krones’ facility in Neutraubling.
    Since finishing her training in June 2016, she’s been a member of the CRD Emerging Technologies team, where she works as a detail designer.
    Besides her company remit, Isabell is studying food and beverage processing technology at an open university for distance learning, and is enthusiastically involved in creating the Krones Blog.

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  • Luise Deschl

    Luise Deschl is supporting the Social Media Team of Krones AG as a working student since October 2017. Besides updates to the social media channels, her remit primarily includes monitoring and reporting. After gaining her degree in media and communication studies at Passau University, she would like to continue working in this field.

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  • Timo FranklSales Director IT-Solutions

    Timo Frankl, as Sales Director IT Solutions, is responsible for global sales of Krones’ IT and MES packages. After graduating in commercial computer science at Regensburg University, he first spent two years with Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, with responsibility for optimizing the firm’s EDI operations, before joining Krones in 2008. Following almost three years in the IT Solutions Product Division, he moved to Sales in 2010, and since than has played a crucial role in the steady growth and the progressively increasing perceived importance of Krones’ optimisation packages.

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  • Silvana Soethe

    Since September 2014 Silvana Soethe is the assistant/product manager at eBusiness.
    Besides the development of the eBusiness product- and serviceportfolio and webdesign,
    she is responsible for various assistant tasks.

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  • Jing Qian

    After studying mechanical engineering in Karlsruhe at the institute of Technology (KIT), Jing Qian has since April 2016 been a trainee for assembly coordination at Krones Taicang. He likes this job because it’s an interface between Krones in Germany and China. His main task is to support building the production for the ErgoBloc LC KT in China, which is also part of Krones internationalization strategy. With the practical experience at Sino-German project during his studies, he is now ready for new challenges.

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  • Valentina D'Ascanio

    Valentina D'Ascanio trained as an European Management Assistant at Krones from 2008 to 2011 and then she studied European Business Administration by doing a correspondence degree course of study. Since 2011, she has been responsible for translation, training documentation and the seminar catalog at the Academy.

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  • Niko Bonakis

    Niko Bonakis has since 2014 been a strategic Product Manager in Krones' Lifecycle Service (LCS.) His remit includes not only marketing, but also drawing up business models for new technological options, and strategic product management in various categories.

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  • Christian Colceriu

    Christian Colceriu has since 2012 been advising Krones AG on the subject of industrial design. His work focuses mainly on the design of capital goods, where he likes to incorporate principles of bionics as well. The engineering graduate also creates visual solutions for “Industry 4.0” and provides support for imaginative product development. Christian Colceriu was awarded a degree in industrial design at the University for Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz.

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  • Charles Schmidt

    Charles Schmidt is responsible for social media at Krones AG. It was back in 2008 that Charles launched the krones-tv platform in conjunction with Bavaria interactive.
    As one of the first Social Media Officers in Germany, he’s the prime mover behind Krones AG’s social media activities. Charles has in many regards performed pioneering work in the field of B2B marketing. A steadfast advocate of maximally accessible communication, Charles always focuses primarily on the human element in his social media activities (B2H).

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  • Juliane Dorn

    Since May 2016, Juliane Dorn, in addition to studying business management at Regensburg University, has been assisting the Trade Fair Department of Krones AG as a student trainee. As a qualified event executive, she also sees her future career as involving the organisation of trade fairs and other events.

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  • Torsten Kilgenstein

    Torsten Kilgenstein has since the beginning of 2014 been working for Krones AG in the Product Management at Block and Conveyor Technology. While studying for a degree in business management, he completed internships in Corporate Communications and the Material Flow Technology Department, whom he also supported over another eighteen months as a student trainee.

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  • Martin Lehmann

    Since 2017, Martin Lehmann has been Product Manager for Aseptic Technology at Krones. His remit includes portfolio development and collaboration with other product lines – always with the aim of creating technical solutions featuring high levels of flexibility and cost-efficiency, where he can draw upon experience already gained in aseptics at Krones since 2004.

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  • Angelika Krempl

    How to explain complex things in simple words is something Angelika Krempl learned in the proofreading department at a publisher of children’s books, and while studying for her degree in philosophy. Since 2008, she has been a permanent member of the Krones community. As a copywriter, she tells stories about the products and people at Krones – which has turned her into a genuine fan of both.

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  • Christof Schmeißer

    Christof Schmeisser is a project manager at Central On-Site Erection, working in the Processes, KPI, Systems Department. Following his first practical semester in IM back in 2004 and his dissertation in Sales in 2008, the business IT specialist and „Lego-Nerd“ has since 2012 been back on board at Krones AG.

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  • Eva-Maria Göhr

    Sometimes things don’t turn out quite the way you expect: when in 2014 Eva Göhr passed her first state examination to qualify as a grammar school teacher, she actually just wanted to gather some professional experience as an intern in an industrial company before her upcoming traineeship. But she found that coordinating the worldwide service training events, providing advice and assistance as a contact person for our training managers all over the world, and supporting the course participants on the spot was a whole lot more enjoyable than originally planned. And so finally she stayed in Training Coordination at the CFS (Central Field Service) Training Centre. And she hasn’t regretted it for a single day.

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  • Johannes Templer

    Johannes Templer joined Krones AG in 2005, starting off by training as a European business specialist. He then worked in Sales for South America, and moved in 2009 to the Sales Control Department, where he has been responsible for sales-related planning, organisation and implementation of Krones' trade fair appearances. In 2018 he took over the management of Sales Organisation and Coordination.

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  • Peter Steger

    Peter Steger is working as Project Coordinator CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) at Krones. He is creating, coordinating and implementing concepts and activities regarding corporate sustainability and social responsibility, including non-financial reporting and corporate citizenship.

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  • Sandra Buchecker

    As a freelance author, Sandra Buchecker has since 2008 been supporting Krones’ video team, and the copywriters’ workshop. With a degree in journalism, she has already worked for public-sector and private TV stations, and in the printed media. Her CV also includes press and public relations work in a Bavarian ministry.

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  • Ingrid Reuschl

    Ingrid Reuschl is a sociologist, and for many years now has been working in Corporate Communication at Krones AG. Besides the company’s Text Workshop, she’s also responsible for the Krones magazine.

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  • Jennifer Rauch

    Jennifer Rauch was part of our Public Relations Department from April to September 2015. As an intern, she supported the team of copywriters working in internal and external communication. While she was reading for a degree in German studies, various courses triggered her interest in editorial work. After finishing her thesis on sentence complexity in print and online media, she gained practical experience in a company that communicates over several different media channels.

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  • Katrin Šukalo

    From April to September 2017, Katrin Šukalo supported the Social Media Team of the Krones AG as an intern.

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  • Johanna Kraus

    Johanna Kraus was from September 2017 to March 2018 supporting Krones AG’s Social Media Team as an intern. She’s a student at Regensburg University and will next year be graduating in Media Studies, minoring in American Studies. At Krones, her remit primarily covers authoring blog articles and updating our various social media channels.

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  • Milena Maschke

    “We don't buy what we want to have, we consume what we want to be” is Milena Maschke’s motto. Even while she was studying for a B.Sc. in business management at Regensburg University, she developed a particular fascination with marketing. Milena is assisting the Business Development Team as a student trainee at KIC Krones, focusing principally on marketing and public relations. Her remit includes support for the Intranet, KIC’s website and a creation of an internal newsletter.

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