Dr. Christian Kissinger
Founder & CEO of K1SS LLC, established in 2017 in Charlotte, NC. A multilingual leader with extensive experience in operations and manufacturing management in a global environment from the start-up to full production, Christian is a self-starter with extensive skills and industry experience in composites.
In various roles over more than two decades Dr. Kissinger oversaw the foundation and growth of family owned businesses from start up to US$ 100 MM as well as executive duties in building a growth platform and incubator for new business ventures of large corporations. He managed the day to day operations of manufacturing sites in the US and Brazil and led efforts in designing business models to enhance company offerings and services for customers analyzing ecosystems, value chains and customer research to determine relevant solution positioning, including value proposition, pricing model, and go-to-market approach.
Christian is dedicated to bridging the gap between composites, business, and cultural differences that will allow for the growth and success of technical solutions in numerous projects on a global scale. Dr. Kissinger’s enthusiasm for technology and composites in particular, the ability to take projects from the inception and idea through the concept and strategy phase to a successful implementation, combined with his understanding to translate cultural differences and language barriers, are key to his goal to help companies and businesses strive, to increase the share of composites – and to deliver to the motto of K1SS: keep ONE smart solution.