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18. January 2022

Crossing the finish line: from sprint to marathon

Interview with Philipp Lebesmühlbacher - about his new role as Team Lead Controls and his exciting (professional) life experiences.

Name / job / TGW location: 
Philipp Lebesmühlbacher / Team Lead Controls / Teunz, Germany

My latest online order: 
Yesterday.

At TGW since: 
1 September 2004, or 1 July 2014 when Klug GmbH was integrated into the international TGW family.

My job as a film title: 
"Step by step to the finish line – from sprint to marathon."

The most important piece of equipment for my job: 
Pipe wrench – almost always fits the bill.

My job personality in three words: 
Available / busy / do not disturb

Tea or coffee? 
Coffee - lots and lots of coffee.

TGW Insights: Philipp Lebesmühlbacher explains our products to colleagues as Team Lead Controls.

Teamwork, solidarity, advancement - and meeting every project with a smile: that is how Team Lead Controls Philipp Lebesmühlbacher describes his experience at his current work location in Teunz, Germany. The 34-year-old is completely dedicated to his team and to his new role as team leader.

PHILIPP, TELL US ABOUT YOUR CURRENT JOB AS TEAM LEAD CONTROLS.

This function is new this year; in it, I organise the projects assigned to me, coordinate the various tasks within the team and do the scheduling; this covers the whole process from the software itself, to on-site planning with the customers, to testing and acceptance. I enjoy working with people and sharing my knowledge. As team leader, I can do all of that more effectively and deliberately.

TGW Insights: Team Lead Controls Philipp in exchange with new colleagues.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES, AND ULTIMATELY FOR TGW?

A pretty complex environment of different data which we are merging step by step. In order to implement such large projects for our customers, several departments have to work hand in hand. The magic word is "Operational Excellence", enabling us to meet future challenges in our market successfully.

HOW DID YOU JOIN THE TGW GROUP?

In 2014, the TGW Logistics Group integrated the company Klug GmbH into the international TGW family in order to strengthen its software competencies. Even before that, I was already working at the Teunz location. The company building was in my neighbourhood, and besides, I kept hearing about interesting projects and future-oriented technology, so I settled on TGW relatively quickly.

I began my training as an electrician for automation engineering in September 2004. After a short and sweet training period, I was off to China for my first project. During my time as Commissioning Engineer Controls, I was involved in many projects and learned a lot about the close interaction of the individual TGW components. As Software Developer Controls, I gained even more insights into software and processes. Now I've been Team Lead Controls since February 2021.  

HOW WELL DO YOU MANAGE TO BALANCE YOUR PRIVATE AND WORK LIFE?

In many cases, my private and work life meld together. With all the on-site customer projects, it can be hard to distinguish when you really get home and your private life begins. As Team Lead, I want to be reachable for my team and for the customers even when I'm at home. At the same time, that's exactly what constitutes my job, and the constant communication is important to me. It spurs me on and motivates me. For me, the ideal counterpart to that is running. I also like to go hiking in nature and enjoy time spent outdoors.

TGW Insights: Team Lead Controls Philipp in conversation with colleagues.

SOMETHING ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IN YOUR JOB ...

I could never do my job without my colleagues. For me, that social environment is an important part of TGW. It's like one great big family where we all stick together. I particularly appreciate the open and honest way we interact. On top of that, I think it's great that my on-site work for customers often takes me to new places and introduces me to new people, cultures and perspectives. 

IF YOU COULD LOOK INTO A CRYSTAL BALL: HOW WILL YOUR JOB CHANGE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS?

The individual units will grow even closer and TGW will continue to implement great projects. In 30 years I can see myself still working for TGW and witnessing the challenges, motivation and joy of everyone involved every single day. I want to play my part in that. 

For the Teunz location, I hope for expansion and a test centre of its own. That would improve customer support and reduce the time spent on travel.

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