S: GUTERMANN CONFERENCE 25-29 MAY 2011
1: From the 25 to 29th of May 2011, 30 individuals travelled to Germany for the inaugural Gutermann conference. They came from Switzerland, the U.K, Australia, Saudi Arabia, France, the U.S.A, the Netherlands, Mexico, Malaysia, Canada and Israel. Over five days new friendships were formed and existing relationships cemented. The conference provided an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and goodwill. Most importantly it allowed the cohesive formation of a firm sense of company identity. Individually the participants represent many diverse countries and backgrounds. As a group, they are proud to represent Gutermann. This is the event as it unfolded. | For Claude and Varda Gutermann with appreciation and thanks from your extended "family".
2: Paul assesses water quality | The Limmat
3: The arrival of the "antipodeans" Allowing a few extra days to recover from 22 hours flying and the subsequent jet-lag, they took to exploring the streets of this lovely city. The sun was shining, the water was beautiful, the beer was good ... | Zurich, Switzerland | Matthew, Paul and Andrew | Janine and Matthew
4: .. food was fabulous and the scenery and livestock were much admired! They had never seen such placid, red cows before!
5: The streets and cafes of the old town were lively. Lake Zurich was a lovely sight.
6: Am Bodensee, bordering Switzerland and Germany | Recovered from jet-lag, they joined some of their Swiss and Malaysian compatriots. Appropriately for their industry, they "took to the water" and headed to Germany....
7: ...on the ferry. | Paul, Andrew, Lucas, Joey
8: Friedrichshafen, Germany They stopped for a factory tour.. | Suat
9: Ludwigsburg, Germany ..then arrived to meet up with the rest of the conference party. | Michael "Mickey" Schlesinger | Joachim and Erwin | Marco and wife | Jasmin and Joey
11: Conference Room On Thursday the 26th, business began in earnest... | Far left: Key organisers Jens and Joachim kick off proceedings. Left: Claude takes the floor. Top right: the team settles in. Right: Jeremy, Erwin and Steve get cosy.
13: CLASS OF 2011 | Back Row L-R: Jens Herzberg, Lucas Grolimund, Simon Fechter, Paul Chandler, Andrew Clark, Matthew Sellar, Ralf Sundermann, Hermann Waibel, Uri Gutermann. Centre Row L-R: Kerri Clark, David Martinson, Stefan Lang, Jeremy Llewellyn, Luc Bade, Steve Gilham, Claude Gutermann, Joachim Lang, Erwin Glashauser, Cameron Keyes. Front Row L-R: Amanda Sharpe, Andreas Traub, Wendel Schaatsbergen, Marco Leal, Joey Chan, David Gough, Michael Schlesinger, Suat Korkmaz, Olav Jahn, Helmut Lang.
14: Inspectors Ralf, Suat and Hermann | Erwin prays for group success! | The Schloss.
15: Aquaduct team building exercise.. | ......working with water of course! | Joey gets hands-on. | Amanda too! | Look, no leaks!
16: In-field | Andrew shows the way | The group find their way | Claude zooms away!
17: Cameron tunes on. | Product Training | Luc tunes up | Lucas tunes in.
18: In-field product training continues.. | Left: Dave and Uri discuss the "holes" in a theory Below: Luc puts theory to practice.
19: Left: Erwin and Lucas take time out to model for the photographer Left: Claude, Amanda, Hermann, Kerri, Ralf and Erwin take time to wait for the rest of the team.
21: Evening fire-side chats: Top far left: Jeremy, Helmut and Simon. Mid far left: Luc, Jens and Dave, Bottom far left: Helmut, Simon and Olav. Left: Suat. Above: Claude and Varda.
22: Team Olympics | Regardless of the activity, everyone had their own personal style... | Cameron waits patiently for his next blind tasting... | Claude leans into his dart throws... | Jeremy leans back for his launching...
23: ...and Lucas dances like "twinkle toes" (which Helmut finds most amusing!)
24: The paper glider competition... people had their own styles here too!
25: Nose low, elbow tucked in...slight thrust... | Nose high, elbow raised, more thrust... | Relaxed, confident... winning style! | A serious business! | Dubious airline operators!
26: Go-cart Racing... | First place: Erwin Second place: Uri Third place: Simon Honorable mention: Amanda | Down-time included:
27: or for the more cultured... | Classical Music... | ...performed by Joachim's very talented wife Chrissy ...with honourable mention to Andreas.
28: On tour in Stuttgart | Home of Emtec. | Kerri and Andy Clark
29: The last supper | A biergarten in Stuttgart... good cheer and good beer all round. | Clockwise from left: Jens, Ralf, Dave and Erwin
30: Eating, drinking... | Clockwise from bottom left: Simon and Uri, Susan and Varda, Kerri and Andrew David and Susan
31: ...Dancing and making merry... | Simon, Uri, Ralf, Stefan, Hermann and Helmut wind down | ..until it was time to say goodbye. | Amanda and Helmut