Exhibitor spotlight: Eva Knorr, Managing Director, Mesys GmbH

Eva Knorr

Eva has been Managing Director of Mesys GmbH since June 2018. In this interview she discusses the company’s plans for the future, and muses on the challenges presented by the current political situation worldwide

 

Please tell us about your current role. What are your key focus areas and responsibilities?

We are currently setting up the company to face the tasks of the future. Our focus is on the further development of non-radiometric systems for thickness and basis weight measurement. E-mobility, in particular, is always placing new demands on measurement technology. Especially for this area, we have developed laboratory measuring instruments with which, among other things, the validation of online systems is possible. As CEO of a medium-size and very specialised company, I am responsible for the strategic orientation from a technical and commercial point of view.

 

What inspired you to join/start this company?

For me, measurement technology is one of the most varied and innovative industries. Staying one step ahead with our technology of developing materials is what excites me.

 

What inspired you to join/start this company?

For me, measurement technology is one of the most varied and innovative industries. Staying one step ahead with our technology of developing materials is what excites me.

 

What do you think sets your company apart from your competitors?

Our goal is to be very flexible to respond to customer requirements and the market. Better yet, we have always offered solutions in the area of sensor technology, which our competitors are not able to offer. We consider ourselves to be a supplier of solutions and not a manufacturer of standard systems. We do not sell from the catalogue; we meet customer requirements.

 

What are the key opportunities and challenges your company faces at present?

On the one hand, it is the global political situation, which in my view has not been as volatile for a long time as it is currently. The trade dispute between the USA and China, Brexit and the environmental discussion are difficult for us, and of course for our competitors. You never know what the next topic might be. We react by making a commitment to define flexibility as a corporate goal.

 

Are you working on any new technology developments at the moment? Can you tell us about them?

Yes, we are working on new solutions. However, in line with our company’s goal to remain one step ahead, I’m afraid I can’t tell you what they are.

 

What would you say most excites you about your role?

The creativity and the constant need to adapt to new challenges. My job is never boring.

 

How do you think the industry will develop within the next five years? Can you tell us about the key trends emerging?

The development of alternative measurement methods will increase in the coming years. The trend is already evident in various optical systems. Materials that were not visually measurable three years ago are no longer a problem today. Also, there will be more and more merging of different methods to measure different physical properties.

 

What do you hope to achieve at the show next year, and what connections do you hope to make?

I expect new impulses, interesting discussions and an objective feedback on our new products. First and foremost, we always see a trade fair as an indicator of whether the direction we have taken is in line with customer expectations. Only with ongoing self-monitoring can we keep our finger on the pulse. Concerning the connections, every new contact is as important to us as having an existing customer contact. Either we learn or we sell.


Mesys GmbH will be exhibiting at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe at stand 472.