Strong values as a foundation for success
For Andreas Duschl, a Christian believer, the strong focus on values is the basis for the success of his medium-sized company. “We have a high service standard and expect the same from our employees. I want people with poise, the ability to make sound judgements and to think outside the box. This also means that I perceive them and take them seriously in everything that makes them tick”. Whether someone is a single parent or is caring for a parent cannot be ignored in the workplace. “I try not to treat my employees the same, but always individually according to their specific situation.”
Andreas Duschl has virtually been born into the family business. His father Gerhard founded the Consulting Engineering Office for Technical Equipment and Energy Technology in 1971 and still, alongside his son, acts as managing director. Like his father Gerhard, Andreas Duschl decided to study Electrical Engineering at TUM after graduating from high school. For him, this was the right choice to this day. “The time at TUM has not only shaped me professionally, but also reaffirmed my values,” he says. “I experienced a lot of freedom and strongly felt being supported and challenged. It was an extremely high standard, but also a lot of Bavarian lifestyle and humanity.”
Focussing on the next generation
The medium-sized company owner sees it as an important responsibility to pass on his experience and values to the next generation. On average, his company has eight trainees in four professions, and Andreas Duschl also gives lectures at universities. For engineers in particular, it is of great importance to look beyond the main areas of study. “It is essential to approach technical and ethical questions openly and to understand people. It is not just about pure usefulness,” he emphasises.
Diploma Electrical and Computer Engineering 2001
Andreas Duschl was born in Rosenheim in 1975. In 2001 he completed his studies in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Energy Engineering at TUM and joined the family business in 2003.
In 2018, ‘Duschl Ingenieure’ won the ‘IKOM Award Zukunftsarbeitgeber’ (IKOM Award for Employers of the Future), which honours medium-sized companies for their particularly responsible management. In addition to Andreas Duschl and company founder Gerhard Duschl, also his brother Helmut and Andreas Duschl’s brother Hanns have studied Electrical Engineering at TUM.
The strong connection to his family is what the entrepreneur and father of two children draws the most strength from.