Thorsten Bung
KUHNE GmbH
Director of Sales North- and Central America

I am married and father of two boys and a girl. I started my career in a small family business. After completing my apprenticeship as mechanical engineer I was working as a service technician for a blow molding machine manufacturer named Kautex Maschinenbau – I was specialized in extrusion heads. A few years later I started to study mechanical engineering and became a project engineer within the same company after finishing my degree. In that role I was managing turn key projects for our customers such as filling lines. I joined four years later a company – W.Müller – that is the market leader in extrusion head manufacturing. They hired me as Area Sales Manager for the Middle East and Eastern Europe and some Key Customers. I have done this job for three years and finished part time studies in Technical Business Administration as well as my MBA. Another Blow Molding Machine manufacturer hired me afterwards and I became their Global Sales Director – that was HESTA. From there I joined Kuhne Maschinenbau as their Sales Director for the NAFTA region – I am with Kuhne since October 2018. Since then I was able to establish a team of three local employees which we will increase to 8 employees until 2023 with a local service and sales hub in South bend, Indiana.