Having graduated in chemistry from the University of Hamburg, Stefan Jacob started as an R&D project engineer for Industrial Coating Systems at Mankiewicz. After two years, he took responsibility for Mankiewicz’s R&D activities for the Automotive Interior Systems as Head of R&D, Automotive Coatings. After 10 years, Stefan became head of the engineering department in 2004. As such, he was responsible for customer assistance and for creating advanced, cost effective processes during the application of industrial and aviation related coating systems. In 2014 he started working as Sales Director, Aviation, combining his technical knowledge with the customer’s need to define quick and reliable ‘solutions in paint’ for the aviation market.