Petr Kuchyňa has been the plant operations director at KIEKERT-CS since 2012. He is responsible for the company’s manufacturing, logistics and technology divisions (2,400 subordinate employees, 60 production lines), budget planning and adherence to operations and investments, increasing production efficiency, reducing inventory and quality and timeliness of deliveries to customers. He also oversees plant development including new projects, construction of new production lines and construction of new production halls for a company that has seen turnover growth from € 215 million in 2012 to € 400 million in 2018. Employed at KIEKERT-CS since 2008, he previously worked as the manager of the logistics division and head of the material planning department. Prior to joining KIEKERT-CS, he worked for six years at Šmidberský Transport in various positions, the last of which being operations director.