German-American Business: 2015

German Jobs/Companies in Michigan

Klaus Tappe

Grazgruppe 1999

Klaus Tappe


Our host Fred Hoffman,
now Germany's Honorary Consul
in Michigan

Why German in Michigan?
Click on link for answer! And surf the info below!

Bluecard - Die blaue Karte (Wikipedia) or: Bluecardeurope

Careers & Internships with German Companies
(even for those who do not speak German yet - an event at the University of Michigan, Oct. 4, 2011)

German Consul's new office opening in downtown Detroit

Fred Hoffman,
Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany for the State of Michigan,
during the official opening of his new office, Dec. 8, 2011
at Clark Hill PLC, 500 Woodward, Suite 3500

Deutsche Schulen im Ausland (German schools abroad: listings)

German Consul's new office opening in downtown Detroit

Fred Hoffman,
with Mark Ferguson and Klaus Tappe from Wayne State University
- picture taken in Mr. Hoffman's new office, Dec. 8, 2011 2015 (Mediathek - the latest trends in industry, short videos of the Trade Fair)
Vize-Kanzler zu Gast bei Phoenix Contact (Germany's Vice-Chancellor visiting one of the biggest booths, the one of Phoenix Contact)
Phoenix Contact wächst und benennt zwei Tochterfirmen um (Ostwestfalen Global - November 2014)
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North-America Inc. (Ann Arbor)
VWs Werk in Tennessee

Good Business News for Michigan:

German Companies in the Midwest (by 'The right place - Advancing the West Michigan economy'- a PDF file)

1) Eberspaecher "a major German-owned automotive supplier" wants to expand...(June 6, 2008)
2) Carl Zeiss Headquarters in the Brighton area
3) MS Plastic Welders and MS Automotive are both part of the Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen (Spaichingen, Germany). MS Automotive will build a new manufacturing plant in Michigan.

Governor Snyder (
Mercedes expanding A2 tech center (The Ann Arbor News, February 02, 2008)

40 Jahre McDonald's in Deutschland
(Yahoo Deutschland Lifestyle)
– Fotoserie mit Fakten über McDonalds in Deutschland

The German government - Die deutschen Minister (Government website)
Weekly German Business News (German Embassy Info)

German Government: (seine Homepage!)
Frank-Walter Steinmeier!

German cars going green

Germany's biggest Annual New Year's Eve Party: in Berlin
Fly to Berlin, celebrate Silvester at the Brandenburger Tor - Unter den Linden (site info in German/English)

"VW's all-season convertible" -- "Pick-ups haben Imageproblem in Deutschland"

Weihnachten in Deutschland (A wealth of info)

Useful info, for German Students studying in the US

Latest news/Upcoming events:

Hannover Messe/Fair
2015, "the world's leading showcase for industrial technology"

German Unity Day in Oct.
(German Railway HP)

**SAE 2015 World Congress, at Cobo Center,
Detroit, Michigan (Society of Automotive Engineers - German/German American Companies)

CeBIT (The world's biggest Computer Fair in Hannover, Germany)
Foreign owned firms (German - in Oakland County)

Special Network Reception&Executive Dinner
with Ministerpräsident
Dieter Althaus:
Jan., 2004, Detroit Athletic Club

German American Chamber of Commerce (Mi-Chapter)
Rita Dunker, President
Ingrid Justice, Administrative Manager
More info

Governor Granholm

Governor Granholm, Sylvia Vogt (Vice-President for Government Relations at Bosch),
and Klaus Tappe (Ex-President AATG-MI, Lecturer at Wayne State)
at the DIA during the Governor's Reception - SAE 2004

Governor Granholm visiting the SAE, April 2006

German-American Cooperation - Article about Governor Granholm's visit in Germany
"Germany is Michigan’s largest European trade partner with trade between the two countries resulting in about $2.5 trillion each year. German companies contribute an estimated $31 billion to Michigan’s economy annually, employing some 172,000 Michigan workers."

"Some 610 Michigan companies are German-owned or have at least 50 percent German ownership. These companies represent a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, retail and banking."

German Companies in Michigan: At this Website, you find info about more than 100 German companies in Michigan. Pass this info on to your H.S. principals, counselors, parents, students, and the community.
German Companies in Oakland County (Products / Top Foreign Investment-Countries / Automation Alley: Company database.) / and in Washtenaw (Washtenaw Develop. Council)

Job Recruiter Companies in Michigan and other states: Contact Recruiters, specialized in German language jobs (deutschsprachige Stellen).
*e.g. Troy, Michigan, based McShane Recruiting Associates, LLC

Global Synergies.Global Synergies, President Franz Neumeyer
(Cross-Cultural Executive Coach)
Global Transitions.Global Transitions, Sarah Hoefflin
(Business English and Accent Coach)
Germany's 'National Job Agency'. Das deutsche Arbeitsamt. of German banks
IT Business Info! : Job related info in the IT business:
Mostly in German, some info in English!

Germany-USA Career Center

Phoenixcontact in Blomberg: Ein Blomberger Unternehmen mit globaler Präsenz (2004). - Ann Arbor based company acquired by Phoenix Contact - Video: Interview with the CEO
German Consulate General Chicago (Business and Economy Info)

***University of Michigan-Dearborn (on the importance of the German language in Michigan):

"German is a key business language in the European Union and in the rapidly growing markets of Central and Eastern Europe... In 1994, 159 German companies located in Michigan made $3,038,500,000 in annual sales and employed 30,905. The majority of these firms are located in the Detroit metropolitan area.
In a 1994 survey conducted by the German-American chamber of commerce, 65% of all respondents stated they were looking specifically for German/English bilingual skills when hiring new employees."

Die EU
Griechenland, Italien, Portugal, Spanien!

Einen Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!!!
Der Saustall die kleinste Kneipe der Welt!

Blomberg Haushaltsgeraete

Last Minute German Last-minute-german (Book and CD)

Check them out!

Destination Detroit
Destination Detroit (Lots of info for 'new' International Detroiters)

*Older, but still interesting articles on US-German Business and Industrial Cooperation:

"US: German fan and motor maker (Ebm-Papst)opens Detroit office" (EPAD USA) (Jan. 25, 2007)
"Audi adjusts to American Way" (Nov. 16, 2006)
"German firm adds 375 jobs in Plymouth Township" - Karmann USA (Wednesday, October 18, 2006)
"German firm expanding in Brighton" - Eberspaecher North America (Friday, November 11, 2005)
Checking out the Machines Behind Book Digitization (Febr. 21, 2006: DigitalBooks, Switzerland,)
DaimlerChrysler wants GM's UAW concessions (Friday, April 21, 2006, (News for Entrepreneurs&Small Business: SAE News: FEV Shows New Products At Society of Autmotive Engineers Congress)
Flint Ink deal closes with German buyer (Oct. 10, 2005)
Familienunternehmen in Deutschland stark Drei Firmen aus OWL unter Europas Top 50
Growth in the American Southeast Wachstumslok dampft im Südosten IHK-Unternehmerreise in die USA / Benteler plant Werk in South Carolina
August 24, 2005 — German automotive supplier Kunststoff-Technik Scherer & Trier GmbH has opened a 2,900-square-meter U.S. plant in Saline/ Auto supplier's growth on track (Aug. 24, 2006)

German parts maker Dr. Schneider coming to Brighton,MI (05/13/2005)
*More articles

Heinz Prechter - Looking back at the life of the German born Prechter who was one of Michigan's most successful business people. He came over as a young man and worked his way up. Hard work and good ideas helped him move to the top.

Multimediaberufe: Surf the web for information about all sorts of Multimedia Jobs and Careers. Der technologische Wandel erfordert neue Qualifikationen.

Computer und Deutsch -
Was für eine Kombination!

ist wichtig
für viele Jobs!


Go to Deutsche Jobs.


Additional: Doing Biz in Germany

Freelance Writer-Photographer: Cornelia Schaible (Tel. 248-722-2298)/ (Bilder von Detroit; Artikel über Detroit/ Blog: Motown Blues (Notizen zu Themen rund um Detroit)

Kemnitz, Christiane
German Culture&Language Training

Masco Corp.
Skip Cypert,
Vice-President for
Investor Relations

A beautiful Fall in Michigan!
Ein schöner Herbst in Michigan!

Masco Corp.
For Masco press releases, click on "Investor Relations" and then on "Link to News Center."

Graduation Fall 2001

IBA 2001 dinner for success photos

*Graduates in German
with different jobs
at Thyssen, Liebherr, VW....

**Bilingual Jobs or: More Jobs

German Embassy Photos.
German Embassy Reception

Goethe Institute Chicago,

German-American Info
for Michigan

Over the past few years, the International Business Student Association hosted the Annual "Going Global Conferences" at the Eagle Crest Conference Center in Ypsilanti.

Topics for conference panels included:
* Current economic conditions in different regions of the World (EU, Asia [including China, India, and Southeast Asia], South America, Middle East)
* Global Trends in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, CIS, Management, Supply Chain, and Global Trade.
* Educational requirements and trends in International Business.

***The IBA at EMU celebrated its 4th Annual Dinner to Success (a reception/dinner) on Saturday, November 22, 2003, at the Marriott Resort Hotel in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The event provided students, university staff as well as professionals interested or involved in international business the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, and the venue to network and meet new or old friends. Many guests were former students of EMU's international business language program. Several guests gave short presentations about their experiences and current positions. Afterwards, students, professionals, and faculty were able to mingle and chat.

Könnt ihr kochen? Backen? Pizza? Es ist gut, kochen zu lernen... und kalkulieren, programmieren, denken!


Alte Job-Anzeigen - Beispiele für Jobs in Michigan - bei: DaimlerChrysler

Hallo Leute!
DaimlerChrysler sucht
"Administrative Assistant"
Wer interessiert ist,
schicke bitte ein Resume
(via E-mail).
Viele Gruesse,
Human Resources / EMD / DCU
email: ....
Phone: / Tieline:

Heller Machine Tools
in Troy sucht: eine Person für 1) Sales Administration und 2) Executive Assistant für Herrn ......,
CEO und General Manager.
Sie suchen Kandidaten
Computer- und Deutschkenntnissen.
*Weitere Informationen -
bitte wendet Euch an:
Herrn ..... Chief Executive Officer, General Manager
Heller Machine Tools
1225 Equity Drive
Troy, MI 48064
Tel: /FAX:

Deutsche Firma sucht HR Direktor(in)
Location: Auburn Hills
Gehalt: ca. 60-75 T$
Deutsche Sprachkenntnisse erforderlich
Bitte bei ..... melden - Tel ....


Culture related topics:

Weihnachtsmarkt in Saline, MI

Bavarian Festival,
Info: Tel. 989-652-8155

Bavarian Festival
-- Settled in 1845 by German Immigrants from Bavaria, Frankenmuth continues to celebrate its German heritage...from music to audience participation, German bands, come and sing along, Bratwurst, Pretzels, Apple Strudel....the Festival also wants to present the enormous contributions of German Immigrants to North America

GAHFI Webpage
(German American Heritage Foundation)

Deutsch-Amerikanische Wochenpost

German at Wayne State.
If you are interested in taking German courses at WSU, go to the Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

**Pick one of many interesting combinations:
Prepare yourself for Graduate Studies+Research - take German!
Or become a German teacher! We need good/dedicated teachers!

Past Event at EMU:
Recent German History
as Literature -
Voices of the people
in the works
of Walter Kempowski
Zu seinem 75. Geburtstag!
Kempowski-Homepage Konferenz-Info
DAAD-INFO German Academic Exchange Service.

Eine Erfolgsgeschichte: D.W.Mullens
Ein afro-amerikanischer Unternehmer in der Autoindustrie

German Life Magazine

Kommt und lernt Deutsch in Michigan! WSU - Eine Pendleruni - viele Studenten arbeiten und belegen Kurse hier.***

German Cartoons!!!

Um gut zu lernen, um genug Energie dafür zu haben und um Spaß zu haben, braucht man genügend Schlaf!

AATG-MI visit at the Mack Engine Plant (which was at that time a new DaimlerChrysler plant): the late J.Hubbard, Head of the EMU Department (at that time), M.Zinggeler, and K.Tappe. Klaus Tappe, als Präsident der amerikanischen Deutschlehrer in Michigan, hatte die Werksbesichtigung und die anschließende Diskussion organisiert. Zum ersten Mal hatte die AATG-MI offiziell ein Treffen organisiert, bei dem AATG-Mitglieder von H.S.s und Colleges mit Vertretern von DaimlerChrysler im Unternehmen, im Werk und in den Schulen gemachte Erfahrungen diskutieren konnten. Ein Fazit der Veranstaltung: Es ist wichtig, dass Schulen und Unternehmen mehr Informationen austauschen: was für Arbeitskräfte brauchen die Unternehmen? Was können Schulen und German Consultants anbieten? Die Unternehmen werden die Middle und High Schools noch mehr unterstützen.

Die Schulen und andere Spezialisten für German Business Culture usw. müssen ihr Spezialwissen stärker bekannt machen. Abendessen in einem deutschen Restaurant: Dakota Inn Ratskeller (6 Mile and John R) statt.

Dr. Josef Kellndorfer,
EnviSense Corp.,
Ann Arbor, Michigan,

im Botschaftshaus

Wolfgang Ischinger,
damals deutscher Botschafter in den USA,
Carla Damiano, Germanistik Professorin
bei EMU
und Klaus Tappe, Ex-Präsident, AATG-MI

Karneval at Carpathia Hall in Sterling Heights, Jan./Febr.

**Jan./Febr. The elegant Detroiter Strauss Ball"

*Read Stefanie's article about the Chicago Christkindlmarket

Alles über HALLOWEEN!!!

Die Schweiz. Switzerland Info! Die politischen Institutionen
-- Die Schweiz in Kürze, Die Bundesbehörden

Listen to sounds in a German Beergarden!

Deutsche Welle

Info aus Deutschland:
Doch keine Freizeit-Weltmeister, Deutsche arbeiten länger als gedacht

Deutsche Yahoo Grüße! : Follow the link to Yahoos Card Service in German. Schickt Euren Freunden und Verwandten Grüße auf Deutsch!

***A 'new' line of jobs: American athletes working in Germany/Europe and Germans in the US - Deutsche Profi-Sportler in den USA***

Deutsch an der Jackson H.S.
One of the five largest and most successful German Programs in the country!

H.S.s by cities or: Complete List:Michigan Schools Online

Learn German for your professional career

Main page

French in Michigan

A GAHFI page (Germ.-Americ. Heritage)
NEW:Ethnic groups in Germany, Immigration, Emigration

List of German Restaurants/teachers in Michigan

Minorities with
a background in German

My AATG-MI page American Association of Teachers of German, Michigan Chapter

German Studies
at Wayne State University
Come to Detroit!

'My Info'

Page created - March 4, 2004

Klaus Tappe
German Language Consultant
*Private lessons (Indiv./groups),
translations, tutoring

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