Christian, born in 1978, studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, then Industrial Engineering & Management at the Grenoble Institute of Technology and Institut polytechnique de Grenoble, followed by a PhD in Product Safety and Quality Management at the University of Wuppertal. He supplemented his extensive theoretical background with practical professional experience at Daimler AG in Stuttgart and at MBtech Consulting GmbH in Sindelfingen.
This was followed by ten years with Heinrich Schmid, one of the largest craft enterprises in Europe. He has gained construction site and management experience, has helped to set up process control for construction sites, has been in charge of commercial training and was responsible for digitization as managing director. Process optimization and process control are the areas that most appeal to him. As a professor of process management, he not only has an impressive list of publications, but also shares his knowledge with students from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.
Together with Johannes, he is convinced that the chaos in construction can be controlled with the right tools. As much control as necessary and as much freedom for the entrepreneur as possible, that is his credo. Coming from the old economy, he got to know the business processes in several industries and knows what is important. With the zip.app he wants to advance the digitization in the craft and offer simple solutions for complicated processes. A solution of artisans for artisans. Everyone should be flexible and use the building blocks they need. However, the optimization of business processes does not serve an end in itself, but has the goal of significantly increasing added value in the trades. This is possible with the zip.app, the office in your pocket. Christian is convinced of that. Together with Johannes, he founded ZIP Software GmbH in January 2018.
Christian lives with his wife and two children in Tübingen. In his spare time, he is an avid alpinist, cycles and enjoys spending time with his family.