A rich life
Stefan Koscheny is 50 years old, married for 28 years, father of three children and grandfather to a small granddaughter. He has now been working in the thyssenkrupp Simulation & Innovation Engineering Prototyping department in Lockweiler for 10 years.
Stefan Koscheny is 50 years old, married for 28 years, father of three children and grandfather to a small granddaughter. He’s also a practicing Christian. “Berhan School” is a project in Ethiopia, the biggest of many in which he and his wife are involved. This year they walked and cycled across Germany to collect donations for the Berhan School project.
Passion for his work
He also brings the same passion he shows for his faith to his work as a mechanical engineer at thyssenkrupp. He joined the Group in 1995 and has now been working in the Simulation & Innovation Engineering Prototyping department in Lockweiler for 10 years, where he develops and simulates forming processes for the automotive industry. He particularly enjoys the opportunity it gives him to combine experience and creativity. At present he is evaluating forming processes for body parts of a new electric car. And of course his passion for cars also spills over into his private life. On vacation he loves to hire a Ford Mustang to cruise the Californian coast, or a Toyota Land Cruiser to traverse the rougher roads of Ethiopia.
Stefan Koscheny has always felt a very close bond with his employer thyssenkrupp and is grateful for the conditions that allow him to engage in social projects. “The social aspect is just a natural part of it. I’ve lived a rich life, so I’d like to pass on some of my good fortune to others.” That’s why “PAUL” is a firm feature of his life. The Portable Aqua Unit for Lifesaving is a portable water filter developed by Kassel University which Stefan Koscheny sets up in remote areas of Ethiopia. He has already transported seven of these water filters to Ethiopia and is grateful to thyssenkrupp for its support. Social engagement and the environment have always been close to the mechanical engineer’s heart. He looks back fondly on the InCar plus project, in which his work contributed to making cars more efficient. But he also enjoyed his time in body-in-white for the customer Ford which took him all over Europe.
Despite all his social and professional commitments, he still always finds time to go cycling or occasionally running after work. “When you reach 50 you’ve got to do something to make sure you don’t start falling apart!” And what is Stefan Koscheny’s wish for the future? He is happy and contented. But there’s one thing that would make his life almost perfect: To someday be able to dedicate more time to development aid.
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