Sometimes things happen very quickly. In July 2016, his boss asked him if he would like to lead the production plant of the HOMAG Group in the USA. Two months later, Alexander Trinzen packed his furniture into a moving container and bought a one-way ticket to Michigan with his wife and two sons. Now, he leads a 40 person team from the only production location for the HOMAG Group in the USA. Two machine models from the group go from here to the North American market, totaling 250 units in the past year. He has new experiences every day. "I had to learn to think much more in the short term than I did in Germany," he says. For example, employees in the USA are happy to switch companies at short notice, which makes personnel planning more difficult. Trinzen joined the HOMAG Group in Lemgo after completing his dual studies in production technology. He worked as a technical expert, led strategic purchasing and was later responsible for supply chains. He finds the work in Michigan fun. At this point, he can't imagine going back to Germany. He doesn't have to, either. His contract continues for three years, with an optional Extension.
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