My responsibilities at Schuler Incorporated were many and varied, a fact that kept the job interesting and challenging rather than tedious and repetitive.
Translations done for the company included service manuals, annual reports, brochures, ad copy, video scripts, and contributions to the Schuler Metal Forming Handbook published in 1998 by Springer Verlag. I also acted interpreter for a number of the German eingineering and sales personnel.
My marketing communications responsibilites included advertising, trade shows, customer relations and the Schuler two-day educational seminars, the centerpiece of our relationship marketing efforts.
My position required extensive national and international travel including visits to stamping facilities in Germany (Volkswagen and Mercedes) and in France (Peugeot) and numerous meetings at the home office near Stuttgart.
I gave the company a somewhat lower rating for compensation and benefits in that salaries and benefits for the American employees were not comparable to those provided to our German colleagues.
Interesting fact: Nearly all American coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter and half-dollar) are produced on Schuler high-speed minting presses.