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INUVIK?

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So, it’s payday today! Recollections of a payroll clerk

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Chance encounters

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History

INUVIK?

Who or what is ‘Inuvik’? A fish that lives in the depths of the Arctic Ocean? A musical instrument from Siberia? An abbreviation of ‘Innovative New Uses of Very Inexpensive Kayaks’? These were the kind of questions I asked myself when I heard the word for the first time.

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History, People & Company

Chance encounters

It was March 1975 and I was about to embark on my first ever major trip overseas. I was about to travel to Mexico for six weeks and visit my biggest client to test whether the number of air filters could be reduced across the entire range of models.

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A trip down memory lane

Namibia had always been high on our list of places to visit, mainly because of the wildlife there. By autumn 2010, the time had finally come for my wife and I to fulfil this dream. After packing our suitcases, we, together with my wife’s cousin and his wife,

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Learning by doing…

… this saying always springs to mind when I think about the early dust tests carried out for one of our major clients, a project for which I provided technical support when I was working in this field. Like all vehicle manufacturers, this client required their vehicles to be suitable for use in all countries.

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  • Heinz Müller

    Heinz Müller worked at MANN+HUMMEL for several decades, as part of the development, design and technical sales teams. He tested parts for a major customer in many different countries, sometimes under extreme weather conditions.

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  • Dr. Harald Banzhaf

    Dr. Harald Banzhaf has been product champion for liquid filtration since 2015 and is responsible for the engineering for liquid filter elements. He joined the company in 2004 after completion of his studies and his doctorate degree in the field of chemical engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He started in the department for the simulation of filter media and filter elements and in 2006 took over responsibility for the development of oil filter elements. After that he worked for a period of time in the USA. In 2011 he took up the position of director of engineering for liquid filter elements.

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  • Dr. Heinz Fuchs

    Dr. Heinz Fuchs studied physics and business administration in Germany and the USA and holds a doctorate in semiconductor physics. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley and worked at Bosch in research and product development. At MANN+HUMMEL he was initially responsible for production and product management at MANN+HUMMEL from 2009, and has been Vice President for Technical Plastic Parts since 2010.

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  • Liselotte Vogel

    Lieselotte Vogel worked at MANN+HUMMEL from 1957 to 1994, as an assembly line worker, workshop clerk and a payroll clerk. Lieselotte retired in 1995, but didn’t see it as an opportunity to put her feet up: she still works in her garden every day.

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  • Michael Kolmeder

    Michael Kolmeder is head of the ‘PICO filter elements and special filter manufacturing’ production department at MANN+HUMMEL in Marklkofen. As qualified engineer, he began his career in the group in 1992 as a technical planner in the rectangular filter element department and can lay a claim to having filed the first patent application from Marklkofen during this time. In 1999, Michael Kolmeder was transferred within the group to become a sales engineer with BMW in Munich, returning to Marklkofen in 2003 as a production engineer. Since 2017 he´s been also responsible for the production area „round/oval filter elements“, so that all air filter elements for truck and industrial applications are entirely in his hands.

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  • Otto Lommer

    Otto Lommer worked as an installer and production manager for MANN + HUMMEL from 11/11/1968 to 31/12/2005, first at Warth Castle, then moving to Marklkofen in 1990. He studied alongside his work from 1984 to 1986, completing master school in Dingolfing, before going into retirement at the end of 2005.

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