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Astrid Lang & Stefan Tamm

Astrid Lang & Stefan Tamm

published 1 article, since 2012

Tags: manager material development footwear, development of new materials, Asia, South America, Primeknit

Stagnating means regression. Better to take up the challenge. This actually is the slogan for both of us. A pretty good opportunity for us “thinking outside the box” is visiting different fairs across different industries. Primeknit was one of the most exciting and challenging projects we ever had, where we actually got the initial idea during a fair visit. A great passion and challenge to go for,

Astrid Lang

The best part of my job is the work variety. As a ‘manager material development footwear’ I have the chance dig into different exciting material topics each day. I can drive own ideas and the development of new materials to success. Teamwork is key for me.

When I started with adidas I wanted to stay only for 3 years. Now I have 14 years of experience in the footwear industry. Within this timeframe I had the chance to work in different departments like the “Biomechanical Lab”, the “adidas innovation team” and the “Material Development Innovation team”.

Stefan Tamm

When I was born, my parents owned a shoe factory and I was grown up with shoes. During my professional career I was working for different footwear companies, both sports- and casual footwear industry. I was working more than 10 years abroad in different Asian, South American and East European countries. Among others, I could gain experience in footwear technologies.

I am with adidas a bit more since 15 years. I am working in the Footwear Development Dept., where I am responsible for the Olympic Sports footwear products and handling the non-commercial categories like Wrestling, Fencing, Rowing, Boxing, Table Tennis, Hockey and so on. The variety of these products requires different technical solutions and features which sometimes can be a challenge. In short, I like to work on products and get my teeth into technical challenges and always trying to think positive.