Hans Koppensteiner has a professional background in Civil Engineering and worked some 5 years in construction, as a shift- and site manager (bridge building, underground), before he joined Mars, Inc., where he worked for 20 years.
At Mars, Hans worked in various functions in multiple European countries, mainly in manufacturing (as Plant Manager, Purchasing Manager, Site Manager) and strategic tasks (Industrial Engineering Europe, with a very strong link to Sales and Marketing).
After his early retirement, he again worked in construction for 3 years, where he was responsible for the internationalization of a big scaffolding and services company in Madrid, as Deputy General Manager. He then returned to the pet food industry to lead the newly created Petfood Division of JEALSA RAINXEIRA, NW in Spain, which is one of the biggest tuna canneries in Europe.
Hans is a freelance consultant in manufacturing in general, and wet petfood in all business segments in particular. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and his mother tongue German.