Meet Lars Schützenmeister, Sales Director Asia/ Pacific & Middle East

Name: Lars Schützenmeister

Location: Rawang/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Current Position: Sales Director - Asia/ Pacific & Middle East

How long have you been with the company? Since 1998, well 20 years next year

What does your typical day involve? People.Passion.Packaging

Selling our products with Passion to our customers in the region I am responsible for, which requires a maximum of adaption to local/ regional culture and lots of travelling

What do you like best about your job ? Getting my salary on time … :) Well, I mean the diversity of cultures among my customers and colleagues. Travelling to some extent and to interesting places and definitely the relationship to customers and colleagues I managed to establish during my career so far. 

How did you get started in this industry? A boy, 16 years old, apprentice at Haendler & Natermann GmbH / Germany. ….or Management Trainee as they say nowadays….

What are your favorite sports or pastimes? Soccer, sports any kind and nowadays eating and drinking good stuff

Do you have a favorite sports team that you root for? It could only be the FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN soccer club. The german record champions : )

What would people be surprised to know about you? My age?…because lots of people believe I am much older than I am… Why? ….ask the people : )

What is your favorite band, movie, or book? I read a lot of different stuff but not really wasting my time with science fiction or horror. Somehow, my 7 year old daughter pressures me to like “Horse Stories” :) I love movies from Tom Hanks and George Clooney, e.g. Cast Away and Syriana

Music wise, I am a charts listener but Michael Jackson will be my all time favourite

What was your favourite holiday/vacation? Disconnected from all e-mails and phone connection ….but Australia and in particular Tasmania was amazing.   

What's the best career advice you've ever received? a.) You are never wrong doing the right thing and b.) What does not kill you makes you stronger