• Anyone who only dreams their dreams without courageously following them will go round in circles like a leaf in the wind, and ultimately end up in the same place in which he started. Certainly, there's a lot to be discovered in this way. But I too wanted and still want to achieve something, I always have a clear goal before me in relation to everything I do.

  • Over 40 years ago, when I was a young man, I started out flushing sewage systems - with a Unimog, a simple tanker trailer and the firm conviction that I would earn my money this way. At the time, I couldn't have known that this work would pave the way to a successful future. Of course, I had to work hard, overcome obstacles, make decisions and prove my stamina.

  • In challenging times, I rely - even today - on my good sense of timing and my entrepreneurial mind. I stay loyal to my goals without becoming blinkered. One of the few things that I gain strength and support from is of course my family.