Numerous examples of technical brilliance from the automotive, anti-friction bearing, aviation, aerospace and medical engineering industries would have been inconceivable had it not been for Ernst Thielenhaus, the son of the company’s founder, who was developing an advanced method for surface finishing and had filed numerous patents back in the 1950s.
With the development and continual improvement of the Microfinish process, Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH – a family company founded in 1909 and based in Wuppertal – has surpassed the competition to become the global leader in precision machine tools for surface precision machining. Even today, the company is owner-managed, and it is perhaps because of this that, in spite of numerous successes and growth, the company has never lost its familiar atmosphere.
Maya Thielenhaus is the fourth generation of her family to enter into the business, and has been with the company since 1 November. For the three years prior to her appointment, Ms. Thielenhaus was employed as a project manager at a renowned consultancy firm. Before this she was employed in Montevideo (Uruguay) as a business analyst at one of the largest providers of shipping, port and logistics services in South America. Her key tasks here were the analysis and optimisation of company-internal work flows and process development.
During her studies at Maastricht University (Netherlands), Ms. Thielenhaus completed her Masters in “Strategy & Innovation” in 2012, and prior to that received her Bachelor in “International Business Economics”. In the course of this professional training she also completed an international semester at the Queens University in Kingston (Canada).
In her role as project manager, Maya Thielenhaus oversees the initiation and implementation of company-internal projects such as “Digitalisation” and “Industry 4.0”, and is now actively involved in shaping the future of a company steeped in tradition.
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