Our women’s day leading lady
Today we hear from Dr. Heike Wenzel, to find out more about her work-life at WENZEL.
On the 50th anniversary of WENZEL, Dr. Heike Wenzel became the sole managing partner of WENZEL Group GmbH & Co. KG. The company is the world’s largest family-run supplier of metrology products and services with over 600 staff on 5 continents.
You are probably wondering how she does it, especially with all the normal day to day things a woman also needs to finalize and that, while building a global company from strength to strength. When talking to Dr. Heike Wenzel, you can say without question, that her passion for the industry is evident, especially growing up seeing how her father, Werner Wenzel and mother, Helga Wenzel, built the company together. Herr Wenzel with his wonderful entrepreneurial flair and innovative ideas and Frau Wenzel, responsible for the bookkeeping and always supporting him, providing stability as the company grew.
“My parents always showed me how much joy it brings to be an entrepreneur! Especially when seeing how machines are constructed from ideas, then produced and finally used by our customers right across the world” Dr. Heike Wenzel
What makes working at WENZEL special?
The variety of the tasks that start every day is something that I really appreciate, and I love to visit our production floor and see how our machines are created. This is also something that motivates me as it is such a big part of who my father was. To build on the legacy of my parents and continue to make sure that WENZEL; together with our employees, grow and thrive. This is what drives me.
What do you do to get a tough day going?Most importantly, I try to keep my positive attitude intact and then I look forward to going for a relaxing ride with my horse after all the demanding work is done.If you could choose any super power, what would it be?Sometimes I would like to be able to look into the future; that would make some planning and decisions easier.
WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE TIPS TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL YOU MIGHT WONDER? IN DR. HEIKE WENZEL’S EXPERIENCE AND HER ADVICE TO YOU:
1. Do not be afraid of challenges!
2. With positive thinking and consistent implementation, you can achieve more.
3. Never forget that you are working with people and with the right communication you can accomplish a lot.
2021 is well behind us and 2022 has started with an interesting outlook and new challenges. With which tip could you start to make a difference in your workplace, at home or for yourself to be more successful and reach the goal you have been aiming for?
Dr. Heike Wenzel will be part of the panelist in the gieMedia webinar: Women to Watch in Manufacturing. Do make sure to like our LinkedIn page and follow us on Instagram as we will be celebrating and honoring our hard-working WENZEL women this March. This is also the best place to stay up to date with everything in the metrology industry.