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Snapshot - The sales engineer

We asked Markus Reissenweber to answer a set of questions about his favorite food, pastimes and routines.


Name: Markus Reissenweber

Age: 28

Place of Birth: Coburg

Family Status: Married

Children? No

Job: Engineer

Education: High school diploma/ Degree in industrial engineering

How do I start the day?
I get up at 6.30am, shower, have a modest breakfast and drive to work

What are typical German traits?
Thorough planning, structured work patterns, discipline

Do I have any typical character traits?
Conscientiousness, attention to detail

My biggest strength:
I'm reliable and upstanding

My biggest weakness:
Sometimes I'm too perfectionist and sometimes I'm too forgiving

What do I do in my spare time?
A lot of sport: I got to the gym and I like snowboarding

My favorite food: Turkey strips with spaetzle

What music do I listen to?
Depends on my mood – rock and pop

What would I like more time for?
In my private life: Technical tinkering
In my professional life: Further training/ specialization

How do I feel about the future?
In my private life: Children and a house with a garden.
In my professional life: Development thanks to specialization

My philosophy is:
If you follow your dreams and work hard, then they'll come true/ Rome wasn't built in a day

Author: Anjelina Verbica (jp)
Editor: Rina Goldenberg