CeramTec Values

Open & positive mindset

Skilled worker (Piezo) in Lauf, Germany

Erich Tratner

Award, 2021

Mr Erich Tratner from the Lauf site has been one of CeramTec's most successful idea submitters for years. He has submitted a total of over 300 ideas in recent years, which have led to savings in the high five-figure range and 97% of which have been implemented.

He not only takes on the role of submitter and idea generator, but also collects the ideas from team colleagues, enriches them and accompanies the ideas until they are implemented. In this way, he supports the entire team at the piezo ceramics department in Lauf.

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Vanessa Bierbrauer
HR Business Partner in Plochingen, Germany

Vanessa Bierbrauer

Award, 2020

Vanessa is a proactive, enthusiastic and positive member of the team who listens to the feedback and opinions of others and regularly brings fresh, new ideas to the department.

She has taken the initiative numerous times to drive opportunities for- ward, often based on her own ideas of how improvements can be implemented. Recent examples of her work in 2019 include creating a digital apprentice booklet, her membership in the digitalization working team of the vocational training school, delivering computer training for new apprentices and supporting on initiatives including Social week and Values workshops. Her positive nature to find solutions and supporting the department to achieve success is relentless and highly appreciated.