Steffen is a graduate of the Print and Media University Stuttgart, Germany, with an engineering degree in Print and Media Technology. Before his studies, he completed a vocational education programme as a print- and media designer. He held several R&D positions at global operating companies like Amcor and mass customisation leader Vistaprint. His passion for inkjet technology commenced in 2003, using proofing devices, advancing to inkjet printing on textiles, where he was involved in global product launches and process improvements. He is currently responsible for numerous inkjet integration projects for Hapa AG, Switzerland, which he joined in 2016 as Technical Sales Manager for Consumer Goods.