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An era comes to an end, a new one begins

Jan 17, 2024

Martin Schaarschmidt hands over the reins to Bashkim Mustafa

After more than 34 impressive years at BAADER, we are saying goodbye to Martin Schaarschmidt, who is taking his well-deserved retirement. During his long career, Martin Schaarschmidt, Head of Sales Refiner, has earned the status of a legend not only among customers but also among colleagues. His expertise and commitment have been instrumental in establishing and advancing many aspects of our refiner business.

BAADER has always been at the forefront of refiner technology and Martin Schaarschmidt has been a key factor in this success. His deep knowledge of the market and his relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence have significantly influenced the standards in the industry.

Now Bashkim Mustafa is following in these big footsteps. Martin Schaarschmidt and Bashkim Mustafa have prepared the handover with the utmost care and preparation to ensure a seamless transition. Bashkim Mustafa, who started his career as an apprentice at BAADER, brings fresh ideas to the company, but draws on the valuable experience and lessons learnt from Martin Schaarschmidt.

This story is a perfect example of the career path at BAADER, showing how continuous support and development of employees can lead to exceptional careers. Bashkim Mustafa has continuously developed through commitment, dedication and a willingness to go the extra mile.

The successful generational change from Martin Schaarschmidt to Bashkim Mustafa perfectly symbolizes the fusion of proven knowledge and experience with new, innovative ideas. This transition serves as a role model for others and shows how important it is for more experienced employees to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation.

We are proud that Martin Schaarschmidt has prepared his successor so well and thank him for everything he has done for BAADER. At the same time, we look forward to seeing Bashkim Mustafa's fresh perspectives and ideas in action as we continue to set and exceed the standards in our industry.

Martin Schaarschmidt leaves behind an impressive legacy and we are confident that Bashkim Mustafa will carry it forward with integrity, passion and innovation.

Watch the retrospective of Martin Schaarschmidt and what makes Bashkim Mustafa his successor in this video:

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