Posts By: Martin Baumeister

24 Years @ Continental Part 3 – The move to Elkhart, Indiana, USA

24 Years @ Continental Part 3 – The move to Elkhart, Indiana, USA

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If you remember, I ended part two of my story with the acquisition of a company in Elkhart, Indiana. Our team was still located in Newport News, Virginia. Now we had a decision to make regarding consolidating the two teams. It was quickly clear, that it made most sense to bring the two teams together…

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On Stage for the Automotive News PACE Awards

On Stage for the Automotive News PACE Awards

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Today I would like to share one of the most exhilarating moments in my professional career. I had the incredible honor to attend the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony in Detroit on behalf of my business unit and especially on behalf of our innovative engineers. For more information and details about the award visit click here….

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Continental in Rio

Continental in Rio

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I spent spring break with my wife and daughter driving up the most beautiful coast line from Sao Paolo to Rio de Janeiro.     We spent the last two days in Rio de Janeiro  One evening we took the subway to get to a vegetarian restaurant in downtown Rio. Unfortunately it was already closed for…

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Performance Dialog – Compulsory Exercise or Opportunity?

Performance Dialog – Compulsory Exercise or Opportunity?

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What is your answer? Just read on and see my approach. At a minimum, you will think about ways to maximize the value of the time spent during the employee dialog! As we are nearing the year end, it’s time for the formal performance dialog. This is a fantastic opportunity for both the employee and the…

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21 Years @ Continental Part 2 – Newport News, Virginia, USA

21 Years @ Continental Part 2 – Newport News, Virginia, USA

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I’m glad to see, that you enjoyed reading my post about the first ten years of my career at Continental. The second part is about me accepting an international assignment. This resulted in my family and I moving to Virginia in the United States of America. When my assignment as the global lead for the integration…

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Business in Brazil

Business in Brazil

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In June 2013, I took over the segment responsibility for all of the Americas. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit my team in Brazil. I was looking forward to meet the entire team in person. I had talked to them several times before and met Walter, the local segment manager, in…

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