Wolfgang Fries (left) and Sebastian Kilpatric standing next to the new VW E-Golf at the IN-South Office
Wolfgang Fries announces: This man was our first BFFToA employee
11/11/2017

Four Years BFFT of America

Exactly four years ago, on November 12, 2013, Sebastian Kilpatric started his new job at BFFT of America; a branch that did not exist before this date, in an office that was not yet rented. Accordingly, the prevailing responses from the 29-year-old’s circle of family and friends were skepticism, incomprehension, and general head-shaking.

This impression has changed fundamentally in recent years, as the BFFToA subsidiary in Belmont, California, approximately 20 miles South of San Francisco, employs about 25 people today, and Sebastian is still an essential member of the team. The vehicle technician from neighboring Palo Alto worked his way up from Mechatronics Technician to Project Manager, ensuring that the test fleet’s driving capability is as it should be. The passionate hockey fan works out all the correct routes and coordinates the drivers.

Last Friday, Sebastian, whom the BFFT recruiting team employed via LinkedIn, visited the BFFT headquarters in Gaimersheim, as well as the South Office in Steinheilstraße. Among others, he met with the “spiritual father” of the US field office, Wolfgang Fries, from the HR department.

We would like to congratulate Sebastian Kilpatric, our first BFFT of America employee, on his four-year company anniversary. We hope that many more years of good collaboration will follow.