Off to New Climes
Wolfgang Sundermann has been an integral part of our company for almost three decades. On 26 January 2023, the charming colleague and supervisor, who is certainly difficult to replace, has entered his well-deserved retirement.
In his anniversary speech in September, Werner Sobek described Wolfgang Sundermann as an “important companion and friend” in good times and bad – the former doctoral student colleagues have known each other for almost four decades. Words of great appreciation for a loyal colleague.
In 1994, the civil engineer with a doctorate had joined Werner Sobek AG as a project manager and stayed for almost 30 years. Before taking over quality management in 2011, he was responsible for corporate milestones such as the Sony Center in Berlin and the Post Tower in Bonn.
When asked about his very special experience at Werner Sobek, Wolfgang Sundermann likes to tell about the giant blue balloon that unintentionally floated towards the Czech border. The wonderfully bizarre story happened in Nuremberg in 2006, where a team from Werner Sobek, including Wolfgang Sundermann, actively supported the Stuttgart artist rosalie‘s contribution to the “Blue Night”. After a lot of work, the attachment of the floating work of art was optimised – if only the executing company had not made a mistake in the ratio of air and helium. But the blue balloon contained too much helium, its extreme buoyancy tore the attachment out of its anchorage, and the balloon quietly departed in the direction of the Czech border. The authorities were immediately informed and the air defence of the neighbouring country watched the unusual object on radar until it disappeared behind the horizon…
It only remains for us to wish Wolfgang Sundermann all the best for the future and to thank him sincerely for the great cooperation over the past decades!