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Ulf Gardenier

Ulf Gardenier is 54 years old and lives with his wife in Duesseldorf, Germany. 

In the 1990s he studied physics and business administration at the University of Aachen, completing his two courses with diploma theses on laser-optics and maintenance processes on freight-cars.  

Meanwhile, Ulf looks back on a 25-year journey in the consultancy area. He started his career at SIEMENS as an SAP consultant in the growing tide of business process-driven projects of large industrial companies motivated by the year 2000. Later, as a key account manager, he was responsible for his company’s business with several global customers. 

In early 2022, Ulf decided to completely change his previous career path and joined KAJO, a German manufacturer of lubricating greases and oils. The challenge of entering the North American market with new innovative products was the main motivation for this move. He now heads KAJO’s North American division as managing director.