An important guest already at the beginning: Rick Snyder (3rd f.l.), the Govenor of the US state Michigan, talked with Arndt G. Kirchhoff (CEO KIRCHHOFF Holding) and Tony Parente (President and COO KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob) about the current innovations and technologies. Thereby, he welcomed the automotive supplier’s growth in Michigan. The US state supports companies who engage in the area of lightweight construction and offers special economic programs. Tony Parente and Peter van Schaik (Chairman KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob) used this opportunity to continue the talks with the Govenor at the evening reception.