Christopher Nigel Sanders joined Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co KG in 1980 as an Industrial Planning Engineer. In 1981 he became the Managing Director of Kostal Ireland and ran both this and from 1990 Kostal UK Ltd until 1995 when he was appointed as Head of Corporate Planning and Subsidiary Coordination.
The corporate planning is responsible for the coordination of Kostal’s global strategic position and deployment of its long-term planning, with the necessary gap analysis; with ever shorter cyclic updating; and the resultant derivation of tactical actions and implementation. Subsidiary Co-ordination is the application of Kostal’s Global Foot Print Design including location selection the development of 5-year roadmaps.
Christopher has overseen the planning and expansion of plants in the UK, Ireland, Spain, China Czech Republic, Mexico, Japan, Ukraine, India, and most recently Macedonia and Morocco.
Although resident in Germany, his role requires that he spends half of his time traveling the globe with all the delights of sleeping in a different bed every other night that this implies.