Stephan Matz has been responsible for sales activities at CCR UK since 1 October 2006. He first worked in the field of industrial electronics, in which he had trained, specialising in the semi-conductor industry. Afterwards he did eight years service in a special unit of the German army. Mr Matz graduated in Business studies at Schmalkalden Polytechnic and at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico, specialising in international economic relations. Already during his studies, he was working in the Mexican Foreign Ministry as a Project Manager for bilateral economic relations. Most recently, Mr Matz was an Owners Representative in Mexico and the USA for the Hamburg shipping line, Ahrenkiel Group, and also was in charge of its Hammonia Chartering subsidiary, as Managing Director.