automation in a new dimension

René Elling strengthens futronic Sales team

New to the team: Sales engineer René Elling (Photo: futronic/Marco Mehl)

In future, 30 year-old René Elling will support Hamdi Regaya as a sales engineer in the Industrial Automation division, where his job will be to win new customers and acquire exciting projects. In doing so, he will be helping to move the company forward and shape its future.

René Elling never previously felt any great desire to leave his home area. As a young man, he was perfectly content living in the Münsterland region in north-west Germany, very close to the border with the Netherlands. In fact, he’d already built a cosy nest for himself at his old employer, a locally based specialist for automation technology. That was where Elling trained as an electronic systems engineer, followed that up with additional qualifications as an electrician and finally as a business economist. He also signed up for a few further training courses along the way, amongst other things in sales management. All in his spare time, naturally.

Broad experience
His activities were altogether broad and interesting, which he saw as a positive factor. He worked in intralogistics, focusing mainly on handling systems and robotics. He spent a lot of time travelling, mostly in Germany though sometimes worldwide, in his role as site supervisor and project manager on installation and commissioning assignments. However, after a while, it all got a bit too much for him, even though he was still only in his twenties. He therefore switched to back office sales and also got a taste of Marketing but confesses that he missed “the contact with people”. Not surprisingly, Elling’s next move was to field sales where, as a rep, he was constantly away visiting customers or attending exhibitions and trade fairs, living life on the go.

Welcomed with open arms
But then along came his girlfriend: she had her mind set on studying for a master’s degree, which was what prompted him to seek a change of scenery – something new and far away from home. The two of them decided to head south to the beautiful Lake Constance area. They decided that this was where they wanted to study and work, to go skiing and hiking. He found his dream job at futronic: 30 year-old Elling is an all-rounder and the control system specialist welcomed him with open arms. He became a part of the futronic team last November. After completing an orientation phase, he will in future support Hamdi Regaya as a sales engineer in the Industrial Automation division, where his job will be to win new customers and acquire exciting projects.

The right choice
“futronic combines an international footprint with considerable expertise and significant potential in the industrial automation sector”, says Elling. He is especially eager to apply his rich technical knowledge and experience in the field of robotics. What's more, the chemistry is good and “the managers always have a sympathetic ear. They have a family way of doing things here and everyone’s very willing to assist”, he adds. That’s why he’s in no doubt at all that futronic was the right choice for him: “I’m looking forward to tackling the challenges that await us – to moving the Industrial Automation division forward and helping to shape its future together with my colleagues.”