I was born with my passion for Mercedes-Benz and for AMG in particular. I come from a “Daimler worker dynasty”, whose roots go back to the early 20th century at the Untertürkheim parent plant. It started with my great-grandfather, who was a “master foreman” on the engine test floor in Untertürkheim. He retired in 1970 after having been with the company for 45 years. He was succeeded by my grandfather, who was also a foreman on the engine test floor, and in doing so followed in the footsteps of his father. His employment with the company lasted for 44 years and he retired in 1993. My father and my mother worked in Untertürkheim as well and are also now retired.