Schuberth is a global, head-protection technology company based outside Berlin, with a satellite office where I work in California. I travel to Schuberth headquarters several times a year, and speaking German is a benefit to the relationships with my colleagues there. I also use my language skills to help translate parts lists, ads and manuals. I understand the culture since I have lived in Germany a few times throughout my life, most recently when I worked as a Global Category Manager for Hein Gericke. For Hein Gericke, I ran projects relating mainly to the U.S. and European women’s motorcycle market and development of women’s motorcycle and casual apparel.