Director, General Manager Printing Plant, Axel Springer Offsetdruckerei Ahrensburg GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Thomas Drensek was born 1960 in Germany. After having finished grammar school he did an apprenticeship in business management. Afterwards he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Aachen (Germany) where he graduated as an engineer. During that time he worked in Columbia (South America) for 6 months.
He started his professional career at Axel Springer SE as an assistant to the technical board member in 1989. After that he was General Manager in Spain, where Axel Springer established up two printing plants in Madrid and Barcelona.
Then he started as the production manager in the Offset printing plant Ahrensburg close to Hamburg. After taking on additional responsibilities of prepress and mailroom departments he was appointed General Manager in July 2003.
Since May 2009 he is also responsible for the Axel Springer corporate group project Customer Relationship. In 2013 he went to the Silicon Valley for several months to develop new technologies in the Axel Springer program „Visiting Fellowship“.
Since January 2015 he is COO of the three Axel Springer printing plants in Hamburg/Ahrensburg, Essen-Kettwig und Berlin-Spandau.
Ahrensburg, 26th January 2017