SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH trainee is best apprentice in Lower Saxony

Johannes Kühn was awarded first place in Lower Saxony yesterday for his outstanding performance in his final examinations for the trade of precision optician.

(PresseBox) (Bad Kreuznach, ) Since 1986, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has presented the award to the best apprentices within the different regional associations. Johannes Kühn, who this year completed his training at Schneider-Kreuznach Isco Division (SKI) in Göttingen, earned the title “Best Apprentice in Precision Optics 2010”. He beat all other prospective fine opticians in the final examination. “We are delighted about this award from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It shows that we provide our trainees with excellent learning conditions,” says Werner Bayer, head of training at Schneider-Kreuznach.

Since completing his apprenticeship in Göttingen, Johannes Kühn has been working in the optical manufacturing department in Bad Kreuznach. “Mr. Kühn shows considerable potential and would make a valuable contribution to production technology at SKI as an engineer,” claims Siegfried Fitzl, Managing Director of the Schneider Group, of his former apprentice.

The award ceremony took place on 9 November at 11 a.m. in the GOP Varieté Theater in Hanover.

Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH

The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider Kreuznach Isco Division (Göttingen), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has around 620 employees worldwide, with 330 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.

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