Exclusive interview with Christian Zywicki
In an exclusive interview, we had the privilege of sitting down with Christian Zywicki, the CEO of Skawen Deutschland who also leads the global R&D team for Skawen.
Let’s see what his answers are.
Q1: What is your favorite part about your job?
A1: My favorite part of my job is having the freedom to turn my ideas into reality and see positive results. For instance, I enjoy formalizing control principles and achieving success without disruptions. This allows me to create new controller concepts. In many companies, people work separately, but here in Skawen, we value the diversity of experiences. This encourages innovation and challenges established norms based on our collective expertise.
Q2: What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned or challenges you’ve faced at your company?
A2: A major challenge has been handling Skawen Germany distribution during COVID-19 and political uncertainty. The 2000 km distance and supply chain issues were tough. Remote work, usually hands-on, was also tricky. Public projects, especially for heating and heat pumps, had hurdles too. We have taken on these challenges to find solutions for the next year.
Q3: What are some of the biggest wins you’ve had at your company?
A3: I’m proud of the company’s growth and our achievements in controls and control ideals. It’s satisfying to have dedicated colleagues, some of whom I’ve known for a long time. Our controls software and algorithms set us apart from our competitors, and that’s a big win for us.
Q4: Do you have any predictions for the future of the industry or the company?
A4: In the next 10-20 years, I foresee two industry changes. One is adapting to new refrigerants, which means redesigning units. The other is ERP rules that favor bigger units for efficiency. We’re in a unique spot with smaller, sustainable technic room units that meet ERP standards. Finding a solution is crucial, even if it doesn’t match ERP rules, because it brings significant benefits.
Q5: What is a fun fact that people are surprised to learn about you (hobbies, interests)?
A5: I’m a skilled cook, with a passion for German and international recipes. I love to cook with my son and good friends of mine and enjoy time together. We like to have wine or Gin with the meals. My hobbies are building and flying radio controlled planes and helicopters. I love working with my old car and enjoy riding my Cobra. My favorite music is rock and heavy metal which brings me through the day. Near my work I am a member of the VDI 2089 and VDI 3803- Part 5 teams.
It was a pleasure having an interview with Christian Zywicki.