Lilly Schimmel, Huesker incCHARLOTTE, N.C. – HUESKER inc., an international manufacturer of geosynthetics, is proud to announce the addition of Lilma “Lilly” Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., to its US-based staff. Schimmel’s hiring represents a new, expansion-drive change for the company, as engineering has been predominantly performed out of the international corporate headquarters in Germany.
HUESKER’s growth in the Americas has been significant,” says Sven Schröer. “Lilly brings a great amount of international and domestic design engineering experience with geosynthetics. Her skills and presence here in the United States fit seamlessly into the support, expertise, and responsiveness we provide our clients. We are increasing our presence in North America and are internationally known to be the premier innovator of soil reinforcement applications with geosynthetics. Lilly’s expertise will allow us to anchor our foothold in the North American market.”
Schimmel will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina and will be primarily responsible for design engineering services in the US.
Shortly after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Schimmel emigrated to the United States, where she obtained a Master’s in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. She has worked as a geotechnical and civil engineer for high-profile, international firms, including Woodward Clyde, Jacobs, and URS, where she also served as a lab assistant manager.
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HUESKER inc. ( is part of the HUESKER Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of geosynthetics, agricultural and industrial textiles. With its products and services the company offers solutions for the fields of Earthworks and Foundations, Roads and Pavements, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, applications in Industry and Agriculture. As a pioneer of technical textiles HUESKER has been helping to shape the international markets for over 150 years.
The head office of the HUESKER Group is in Gescher (Westphalia), Germany and the company has international subsidiaries in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, the USA, Brazil and Russia. In addition, HUESKER closely cooperates with trade and sales partners as well as having its own representatives in more than 60 countries. This ensures that HUESKER is able to offer high-quality products and competent engineering consulting services all over the world.
HUESKER offers an extensive palette of synthetic geogrids, woven and knitted fabrics, composites and clay liners. Nonwoven products as well as drainage and anti-erosion mats complete the range.
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