Our team

Andreas Schenkel


He graduated in mechanical engineering in Stuttgart and defended his PhD thesis at the university in Karlsruhe. He began his career in the Mercedes-Benz AG in 1996 as a trainee in power train production plant in Untertürkheim near Stuttgart. Later, he held various managerial positions in Mercedes-Benz passenger car division, including head of rear axle assembly and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars central production system management department. Recently Dr Andreas Schenkel was responsible for chassis production planning in the factory in Untertürkheim.

Ewa Łabno-Falęcka

Head of Communication & External Affairs

A philologist, she defended her PhD at the University of Tübingen. She has experience in the science sector (she worked as a researcher at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Tübingen, among others), diplomacy (between 1993 and 1999, she was a cultural attaché to the Embassy of Republic of Poland in Bonn, Germany), and motorisation (in Mercedes-Benz Polska since 2000). Recipient of many industry awards, among others Golden Arrow, PRotony, “Marketing Personality of the Year: Thinking outside of the Box” (MediaRun). She was nominated twice for the European Excellence Award. Chief editor of “Magazyn Mercedes-Benz” quarterly. Awarded with “Merits for Polish transportation” order (Ministry award). She has a penchant for community work: co-creator and the first chairperson of the Global Road Safety Partnership (2006-2010) and the Society of Friends of MoMA in Warsaw (2008-2012), a Member of the Polish Superbrands Business Brands Council and the Programme Council of the Congress of Women.

Ewa Korwek

HR Director

A graduate of German philology as well as business coach and human resources postgraduate studies. She began her career as a radio and newspaper journalist. She has worked in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years and is a co-creator of AutoForum. Her work experience includes positions such as Public Relation Manager in Volkswagen Motor Polska, HR Director in Sitech, and HR Manager in Lear Corporation. She is a lecturer at postgraduate studies, including the WSB, and a coach cooperating with Significa and IHK, among others. Her interests include the impact of national cultures on organisational cultures. Previously she worked as a HR Management Director in Relpol S.A. – a company which produces electromagnetic relays. Former competitive basketball player, today she plays tennis as a hobby.

Thomas Kaiser

Processing, Maintenance, Investment Projects and BISO Director

Born in Poland, Kaiser moved to Germany in 1988. He holds a Business Informatics degree and is a mechanical engineering technician. He began his career at Mercedes as a foundry worker in 1992,and  progressed from a production employee to a production manager during his 25 years with the company. His interests include martial arts, snowboarding and diving.

Paul Schwarzmaier

Purchasing Director

He graduated in Industrial Engineering & Management from TU Berlin. In 2012 he began his career with Daimler through the trainee program, which included tasks in the car plant Sindelfingen (Germany), the transmission plant Hedelfingen (Germany), the truck plant Wörth (Germany) and the engine plant Beijing (China). Recently he was responsible as Global Commodity Manager for the procurement of Powertrain Conveyor Technology worldwide, before joining Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland in 2017.

Ioannis Dengler

Quality Director

He began his career with Daimler AG in 2005 as an MDC Power Quality Manager in Kölleda. He has extensive managerial experience. He was responsible for the launch of the Complaints Management Department at plants in Hungary and Mexico. He also worked in Mettingen on axle quality planning and most recently as a complaints manager in Bad Cannstatt. Since 1 July 2020 he has been responsible for the Quality Department at Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland in Jawor.

Interests: Mountain biking, Golf, Motorcycles.

Jacek Sikorski

Engine Assembly Director

Born in Poland, moved to Germany in 1989.  He began his career at Mercedes as an assembly worker in 1997 and  progressed from a production employee, quality control to a production manager during his 22 years with the company. Before Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland, for 4 years he Was involved in the project of building a Mercedes-Benz gearbox manufacturing in Romania. He is interested in motorsports

Mike Stenke

IT Director

He graduated in business information science at the University of Leipzig. In 2000 he began his career with Daimler at the Global Logistics Center in Germersheim and moved in 2006 to Mercedes-Benz Buses in Mannheim. Since 2010 he has lived and worked in multiple countries like Japan, the USA and Mexico with managerial positions.  Recently he was responsible for the Information office at the Daimler Battery Plant in Kamenz, Saxonia before joining in November 2020 Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland as Head of IT.

Bastian Ingenohl

Logistics Director

He started his Daimler CAReer in July 2012 in Production Planning for MFA2 in Sindelfingen and Rastatt. After his first Launch of B-Class “Electric Drive” in Rastatt, he took over the Project Lead for Production and Logistics in several Cooperation Projects. After the successful Launch of A-Class (MFA2) at one of our Contract Manufacturers in Finland, he supported the Launch of Nissan/Infinity Q30 in Sunderland, UK, which is part of another Cooperation and based on MFA2 platform. In May 2017 he was promoted to his first Management position and took over responsibility for Launch and Change Management of Engines, Transmissions, Axles and Batteries in Stuttgart. In 2021, he joined the team in Jawor. In his free time, he likes to travel, he goes out for a good Mountain Bike trail or enjoys every minute with his family.

Helmi Marzouk

Battery Assembly Director

Born in Stuttgart in 1983, Helmi was a graduate of Aalen University in Mechatronics (2010), Helmi started his career at Mercedes Benz in 2010. He was initially in the Planning Department where he was responsible for  Cylinder heads (FAME) and later led the WP Layout and material flow developing & improving existing processes.

In 2016 Helmi began MPS training and spent time in various plants such as Böblingen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Peking. After the MPS project, he got involved in KSM  (Task Force Kamenz) where he was instrumental in planning and implementing the manual battery assembly line. After KSM, Helmi joined the Consulting Planning Department for a new Battery Plant in the US.

Between 2016 and 2019 Helmi was a part of the MPS standardization team responsible for creating ReFab and production standards. At that time he was managing a project team.

In September 2019, Helmi joined MBMPL in Jawor, where he was soon promoted to a Director’s position in the newly built battery production factory.

Apart from managing all aspects of the battery production process, as a VEFK (Chief Electrical specialist in Charge) he is responsible for HV / VDA related topics. Helmi enjoys the challenge and working in a multicultural environment. Co-creation is more than just a word for him. In his free time, Helmi loves reading and spending time with his family.

Paul Szkoc

Director of the PB400 Battery Line

He was born in Poland in 1980. He moved to Germany in 1982 with his family where he was brought up and educated. Paul holds a masters degree from Carthage College, USA, and an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Mannheim, Germany. He began his career at Mercedes in 2007 with Daimler Trucks then made his way through the Ph.D. program at Daimler Group Research and Development, and subsequently took on an Industrial Engineering position for the S-Class assembly in 2010. From 2013-2018, Paul lived and worked in Alabama, USA, where he held the positions of Industrial Engineer for Body & Paint and Plant Strategy and Performance for SUV production. After his return to Germany in 2018, Paul took over the function of plant performance and operational management for the CKD production network with eight plants across four continents – including a mid-term project at the plant in Mexico. In October 2021, he joined the MBMPL crew. His personal interests are playing the guitar, enjoying a wide range of music, and exploring diverse cultures.