Patrick did his apprenticeship as a plastic moulder at Trodat, where he was also responsible for sampling injection molding tools. From 2011 to 2014 he worked as a technician at TCKT and was responsible for various areas (including injection molding and extrusion). During this time he also completed his training as a plastics technician and master in the field of plastics technology. He then became deputy head of production and apprenticeship training at Tecnoplast, before he began studying at the FH Upper Austria in Wels. His bachelor thesis in the course materials science and manufacturing technology dealt with the topic “Non-destructive testing of embedded fiber waviness in composites”. Patrick is currently doing his master’s degree in the same course. The topic of his master’s thesis is the “investigation of the consolidation behavior of unidirectional CF / PPS tapes.