I met Reinhold Karner in the early years of his company KTW and our company, back then, Maco Italia (later Maico Italia). It was lucky for me and the company.
Reinhold Karner was and is a visionary and pioneer! His innovative software solutions (an ERP Business Suite) were always far ahead of times. He has strong instinct for IT trends, first of all for new, doable and useful solutions for today and tomorrow.
The cooperation with Reinhold Karner has been an important pillar for the prosperity of our company, which became the leader and lighthouse in the Italian market. Our long time successful cooperation has been based on these principles:
- Outstanding professional competence and execution as well as implementation efficiency
- Available anytime 24/7/365
- A man of his word
What transpired was that our teamwork was built on true values, trust, respect and appreciation. On a personal level, we have developed a truly rewarding friendship. The circumstances which resulted in the loss of his company in 2007 brought Reinhold Karner in a borderline situation and he handled it admirably and perfectly.
The fact that Reinhold Karner shares his entrepreneurial knowledge and his experience with defeat and ‘failure’ using speeches and publications with young entrepreneurs, leaders, customers and partners, is not only self-evident but very, very valuable and useful. This attitude makes Reinhold Karner stand apart from the rest. It is people like Reinhold Karner that we need so much nowadays.
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