When the Berlin wall came down in 1989 and a whole new world of opportunity presented itself, Udo Jaeschke was studying electronic engineering at the Technical University in Dresden. He made the most of his new-found freedom and travelled first to Australia and New Zealand and later to Salzburg, to join fellow musicians. Having always had an interest in craftsmanship he applied for an apprenticeship at Deutsche Werkstätten upon his return to Dresden and was later offered a permanent position as a cabinetmaker in 1997. After gaining a great deal of installation experience on site, he became a design engineer and later progressed to lead design engineer.
Working as a project manager since 2012, he has been responsible for some of the most technically advanced yacht fitouts at shipyards in England, The Netherlands and Germany.
In his view Deutsche Werkstätten is willing to take on challenges that others would consider too risky, an approach he respects and is pleased to be part of. He is also full of praise for the atmosphere and working environment at Deutsche Werkstätten which encourages people to develop and contribute their own ideas.