Meike Schmidt: Manager of the Year 2017

Managing Partner of Lumberg Group wins readers’ choice award in connecting technology category of “Markt & Technik” magazine.

Lumberg Group is one of the leading suppliers of connector and contact systems. Its competence originates from its in-house development and production of connectors, electromechanical components and mechatronic modules of outstanding quality. With the Managing Partner Meike Schmidt spearheading Lumberg Group over the past five years, the enterprise can boast a clear increase in agility. The change toward becoming a flexible, individual technology enterprise with collaborative development and production of entire sub-assemblies opens new markets. This can be seen across all core business fields, from Automotive to Home Appliance to Building Technology, and is greatly esteemed by customers. »IDT over SKEDD« demonstrates worldwide the unique pioneering spirit of Lumberg’s strong catalog business for standard connectors: For the first time, the new smart connector genre facilitates reversible direct Insulation Displacement Technology (IDT) connections for arbitrary mating with the printed circuit board, providing huge potential for countless applications.

Readers of the leading special interest magazine for electrical technology, Markt & Technik, honored this apparent development and voted Meike Schmidt “Manager of Year 2017” in the “Connecting Technology” category. During a gala event held just outside of Munich, the award was handed over by the editor-in-chief, Heinz Arnold.

left to right: Heinz Arnold, Chief Editor of special interest magazine “Markt & Technik”, Meike Schmidt, Managing Partner of Lumberg Group

In her acceptance speech, Meike Schmidt emphasized: “I am delighted for this to direct the attention toward the success of the Lumberg Group – it is ultimately an award that recognizes the daily achievements of our over 1,200 employees from Mexico to Shanghai, and especially our colleagues at the production sites in Schalksmühle, Cloppenburg and Świebodzin. Without them, I would not be here!”

About Lumberg Group:

Lumberg Group, headquartered in Schalksmühle, Germany, ranks among the leading providers of connector and interconnect systems. Core areas of expertise include R&D, manufacturing and the worldwide sales of electromechanical and mechatronic components. For more than 80 years now, the Group’s skills have broadened from manufacturing connectors and challenging micro-contact elements, to developing complex mechatronic assemblies, to customer-specific engineering and technical design services for all industries. In-depth application expertise led to strong partnerships in the automotive, home appliance, building technology, communications and consumer electronic industries. Family-run in the third generation, the company has a global workforce of around 1,200. Subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia form a dense sales network. In 2016, the Group’s turnover totaled some Euro 125m. Over 20,000 catalog and customized products are proof of the company’s efficiency.