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.

Frederik Strauss

Logistics Director

He began his Career with Daimler in 2009. He started as a trainee within the department of logistics planning with assignments in the engine plant Untertürkheim, the car plant Sindelfingen and the truck plant in Saltillo, Mexico. He was assigned with his first manager position as head of plant control Untertürkheim in 2015. Recently he was responsible for the program planning of transmissions for Mercedes production sites in Stuttgart, Germany and Sebes, Romania.

Thomas Kaiser

Senior Manager assembly / maitnenance

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