You may know Christian as the “German connection” for many of our US based projects. He went to college in the same city where they make Jagermeister, knows a good enchilada and loves “The D.”
Meet Christian, the funny (and sarcastic) Technical Consultant for CADENAS PARTsolutions.
Describe your role at CADENAS PARTsolutions:
My Role at CADENAS PARTsolutions as a Technical Consultant is being a liaison to the German CADENAS office as well as working on several customer projects. I work at creating the Interactive Product Configurators, as well as maintaining and improving project management software. Additionally, I work on the creation of customized PDF datasheet templates for our customers.
Tell us about some of the day to day challenges and/or perks of your job:
Acting and reacting on a global scale with offices all over the world is a very challenging but also rewarding task. Seeing how everything progressed from the kickoff of a project until it comes together in the end is really exciting. A very big challenge is to quickly react on sudden problems that may occur and solve them as quickly as possible. I also spend a lot time on improving workflows and processes. I also write a little “helper code” as required.
Tell us about your education and background:
I started my apprenticeship at the CADENAS GmbH in Wolfsburg. After that, I began studying and made my Bachelor degree in Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. My whole life I was interested in computers and technical innovation, so I continued on and followed my passion.
“The Lightning Round”
Favorite movie? Tenacious D (aka “The D”)- The Pick of Destiny, Iron Man, X-Men, A few good Men
Best vacation ever? Summer vacation in Denmark, a long time ago
Last book you read? Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett, A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Kids? None that I am aware of
Pets? See kids.
What you do for fun? I enjoy being sarcastic, having table top game nights and relaxing. I also like riding my bike and swimming.
Favorite TV station? HBO
Favorite Sports Teams? My fantasy football team… Kidding, I do not have one.
Food I can’t live without? Enchiladas, Chicken Wings, Spare Ribs
Favorite TV show? How I met your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, House of Cards
Celebrity I’d most like to meet? Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tina Majorino, Zooey Deschanel
Favorite funny quote? “Sarcasm is the art of insulting people without them realizing it.”, “That’s what she said!”
Where did you go to school? University of Applied Sciences Wolfenbüttel (where Jägermeister is made)
Years in the Germany? A lifetime in Germany, but only 3 years in Augsburg
Nickname? None since I am out of school.
Favorite band? Tenacious D., Queen, Pink
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