Günter Hehenfelder is one of the two founders of Findustrial next to Martin Gruber. Therefore, it is high time to introduce our CEO to the community.
Along with Stefan, Günter takes care of our corporate partnerships in the different industries as well as the development of our overall ecosystem and international roll-out.
But now let him tell for himself:
Who are you?
Hi, my Name is Günter and together with Martin I founded Findustrial early 2020.
I have studied business administration at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and during my study I also spent one year abroad at Manchester University/UK.
With my Finance and Controlling background I joined Miba Group as a Controller and spent there a couple of years in different divisions and assignments.
In 2005 Miba took over a small coating business in Styria where I got the opportunity to develop the company as Managing Director. During the next 15 years we were quite successfully developing a new business division in the international automotive field with a greenfield plant in Austria, a subsidiary in China, an equipment build in the UK and also started operations in the US.
I really enjoyed the last 21 years at Miba, which is definitely a hidden champion in different industries, but it was also one of my goals to start my own business one day, once the right idea is on the table.
What’s the best thing about your job?
I would say it is the ability to shape Findustrial every day with the freedom to decide what’s best for the company.
Why do you think the Pay-per-Use market will develop in the upcoming months and years and thereby drive the use of the Findustrial platform?
We are facing volatile and uncertain markets in nearly every industry. I have experienced myself how difficult it is to convince yourself and others to invest in machinery and equipment in such an environment. Pay-per-use solutions, whether it is a flexible, usage-based financing product or even an as-a-service offering from equipment manufacturers are highly welcome for industrial customers, whether it is corporates or SMEs.
On the other hand, we already see first implementations of pay-per-use solutions in different industries which will give those companies a clear competitive advantage. We at Findustrial can certainly speed up the development with our solutions as we deliver a quick and easy entry for both industrial and finance companies.
What do you say about your team?
I am very proud of what we have already achieved so far at Findustrial but it is the way how we achieved that what really counts. There is such an amazing, positive atmosphere within our team with a lot of creative, ambitious and inspiring people, which is just great!
What is your greatest strength?
Good question… Being the most experienced within our team (others would say the oldest 😉 I think I have quite a good understanding of what our customers could need. At the same time I do have a very clear picture about our Vision and how we make it happen with the right people over the next couple of years.
What is your favourite quote that you would like to share with us at the end?
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Peter Drucker