Daniel B, who works at Bertrandt in Mönsheim as head of the overall vehicle trials department, often lives out this job description – literally – in his free time and on his own wheels.
Alongside the trending automotive themes of autonomous driving, digitalisation, networking and e-mobility, cycling is a hot topic: and it is also one of the great passions for Daniel B., alongside his family and running. “Of course, I could bear a little more of all of them,” he says, laughing. “But my job also gives me extreme levels of variety, which is greatly enjoyable for me and makes me happy.”
Like, for example, his work with almost 140 employees in six outstanding teams. “With such great employees, the head of department only really needs to prepare the way to make services run as efficiently as possible, both internally and externally. Also, at Bertrandt, everyone has the opportunity to bring themselves and their specialist knowledge optimally to bear.” As many crash barriers as you need and as much freedom as possible – this is what the department of overall vehicle trials, workshops and test facilities requires.
The goal is that, at Bertrandt, not only the future of mobility will be developed, but also that of every employee. What helps here is a corporate culture that supports networking over all branches and locations, and an exemplary and extensive training system.
Thus, it is not surprising that this is the second time that Daniel B. has joined the company. The first time, shortly before the millennium, he was enticed by being able to offer homologation as a Bertrandt service, in order to round out the entire process of vehicle development. After a short time away from Bertrandt, the prospect of appealing challenges in the commercial vehicles sector brought him back in 2012; then, two years later, he switched to the department of overall vehicle trials, workshops and test facilities, which he heads.
Whether on two or four wheels, Daniel B. lives mobility. And we wish him and his team a great journey.