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Interview with Martin Kuber
1. Please introduce yourself shortly!
My name is Martin Kuber, I am 35 years of age and I am working here at KROENERT in the Office for Electrical Engineering. I am responsible for all aspects of electrical engineering in a project, from planning the wiring diagrams to programming the control and visualization system to startup on site at the final customer's.
2. What have you done before joining KROENERT?
It began 1998 with an apprenticeship as industrial mechanic for machinery and system technology at a mechanical engineering company that supplied the food and pharma industry. My last employment was at a medium-sized mechanical engineering company where I developed a new object-oriented software library which was the core element of a new automation architecture.
3. How did KROENERT get onto your radar?
I live only 1500m from the KROENER premises and always passed KROENERT in Schuetzenstrasse when I was on the way to Altona. One day I simply entered the name into Google and realized that the company is in mechanical engineering. Well, and I guess that there is no need to tell the end of this story.
4. What did you find attractive about KROENERT?
The possibility to participate in designing and developing the technology at a market leader medium-sized mechanical engineering company such as KROENERT.
5. What are your aims as electrical engineer?
Definitely object orientation.
6. What does that mean precisely?
The complexity and speed of automation tasks is always increasing. Object orientation is a way to view complex technical systems which aims at describing them in form of objects. An object can be a part of existing hardware, e.g. a drive that runs completely autonomously. Once we have a library of such objects, we can model programs out of these objects.
7. In your opinion, what it is that makes a electrical engineer?
Essentially, there are two issues
- Being willing to learn over the entire life
- To see changes as chances.
8. What drives you every day?
With a company for special machinery like KROENERT, clearly our customers and their ever new requirements. Currently also the network of system automation and production control, better known as Industry 4.0. Privately, my wife and my 3-year old son.
9. What is your motto in life?
“Not the strongest species will survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one that can best adapt to changes.”
Charles Darwin (English natural scientist)