Name: Jan-Hendrik Lott
Position: General Manager EMEA
Years with the company: 11.5
1) What was your childhood like?
I was born in 1981, and I grew up with my parents and my older sister in my home city of Karlsruhe in southwest Germany.
2) Who was a hero to you growing up? Why?
I did not have a specific hero, but there were a couple of people that inspired me for my personal development. Mainly my parents, who gave me solid attitudes towards people, technical knowledge, and also finance which still helps me in my daily life.
3) What are your hobbies?
In the winter, I like to go skiing and snowboarding, and in the summertime, I prefer mountain biking, trekking and running.
4) How did you end up in metrology? Did you go to school for it?
I studied geodesy (survey engineering) and did my master’s thesis about the integration of a laser tracker into a 3D modeling software. I was excited by the technology and wanted to work in this industry.
5) How did you come to be at API?
After my master’s thesis, I wanted to continue to work with laser trackers and found API to be the best option for me.
6) What are your roles and responsibilities with API?
As the general Manager in Europe, I’m responsible for the overall business strategies and development for API in Europe.
7) What sets API apart from other metrology companies in your mind?
API is a premium technology company with a focus on customer needs. We have short communication times within our departments and are focused on metrology solutions.
8) What API Product or Service are you most excited to tell people about?
I like our integrated solutions, like SFIS and RMS, based on our laser tracker technology.
9) What about API’s future excites you?
API has a great future strategy globally and many interesting new product ideas; I’m excited to be part of the business plan.
10) What does “Nothing Beyond Measure” mean to you?
“Nothing beyond measure” means API thinks about solutions, not only products. A good measurement solution consists of good hardware and software but also support from the service team. This can be just application-based training or customized software or even a complete integrated solution, like SFIS.