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Meet Marion Rinke, the Heart of Kadant Johnson Germany’s Office

Marion Rinke CropK: Tell me about your career path and how you got to Kadant Johnson Deutschland?

M: I originally trained as an office administrator at KHD Deutz Fahr where I was employed for six years until the company made massive staff cuts and I had to look for a new job. I then found a position at an American company, Gates, where I worked for 19 years in order processing. Unfortunately, this company also had to restructure, so my department was outsourced to Belgium. However, a move was out of the question for me. So, I came to Kadant Johnson Germany. It wasn't a big change for me, because the structure here is similar to that at Gates.

K: How long have you worked for Kadant Johnson Deutschland?

M: I have been working at Kadant Johnson since April 2008 and have been in the order processing department ever since. I prefer to take care of the customer orders which are sourcing their products from our Kadant factories in France, America, England, and Sweden.

K: What´s the biggest challenge in your job?

M: Changes with BREXIT are a big challenge for me, changing regulations can make it challenging to know which products have to be cleared and what other special attention needs to be paid to certain orders.

K: What would you tell your future colleagues about Kadant Johnson´s culture?

M: Kadant Johnson gives you a lot of freedom and design options. Nobody tells you how to do your job, but they trust you to find a way. The flat hierarchies and the good, friendly teamwork make working in this company very pleasant.

K: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

M: I'm a big soccer fan. My home club is Bayer Leverkusen 04, of which I never miss a single game - whether in front of the TV or in the stadium. Otherwise, I like to travel with my family.

K: What makes you proud?

M: Definitely my daughter Janina, she is my pride and joy. I think it's great what she has already achieved for herself at such a young age. She is pursuing her PHD. It makes me happy to see her going her own way and to see what my little girl has become.


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  • Written by:
    Kira Pelz

    Kira Pelz

    Sales and Marketing, Kadant Johnson Deutschland GmbH

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