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On Thursday the 16th of November 2017, the Shainin Symposium for Europe and Asia was held in Munich Germany. Guests from 15 different countries attended the Symposium to address the subject “Complex-Technical-Problem-Solving” and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Shainin’s Red X methodology. The Symposium was held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel.

The 9 speakers at the Symposium were executives from the world’s largest and most prestigious companies. They included Airbus, Continental, Dana, ZF, AGCO, and Shainin.

We want to thank our speakers for sharing their insights and experience at the Symposium.

(From left side) Pete Shainin, Craig Hysong, Phillip Thompson, Richard Shainin, and John Abrahamian from Shainin welcome the guests at the Symposium.

Constantin Berg introducing Rob Smith from AGCO International GmbH to John Abrahamian.

Phillip Thompson, President of Shainin Group welcoming the guests at the Shainin Symposium.

David Kneisler, Vice President, Global Quality, Dana Inc. presenting his experience in developing a global problem solving team.

The Symposium ended with a formal dinner and the 2017 Dorian Shainin Award Ceremony at the Theresiensaal at Der Pschorr, adjacent to the Viktualienmarkt. The awards consisted of two categories, the Individual and Company Awards. The winners are listed below.

Dorian Shainin 2017 Award Winners:

Individual Awards

Benchmark Apprentice Project:

  • Yidong Tong, ZF
  • Hitendra Tembhare, Bosch India

Benchmark Journeyman Project:

  • Onur Ates, Bosch Bursa
  • Christian Gehlert, ZF

Benchmark Master Project:

  • Rodrigo Medina Chacon, Bosch GmbH

Rolling Top 5 Executive of the Year:

  • David Kneisler, DANA

Company Awards

Bottom Line Improvement Award

  • Daimler
  • Continental

Global Benchmark Project Sponsorship Culture Award

  • Itron
  • Bosch Bursa

International Professional Development Excellence Award

  • Airbus
  • TE Connectivity

Congratulations to the winners!

2017 Nominees and Winners

Thank you to those who attended the event. We look forward to next 7 decades of Shainin Innovations.

Pete Shainin, Chairman and CEO Shainin GmbH, taps the keg at the at the Theresiensaal at Der Pschorr, Viktualienmarkt.

Sven Flehnert from Airbus accepts the International Professional Development Excellence Award from Pete Shainin at the Dorian Award Ceremony.

Atilla Aksoy from Bosch Bursa accepts the Benchmark Journeyman Project Award on behalf of Onur Ates from Pete Shainin at the Dorian Award Ceremony.

The Red X Masters Community was honored with an exclusive Brunch invitation.  Here they are gathered with Shanin Management at the event.

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