Name: James Melinz
Phone: +49 (0)1728362648
Designation: Transportation and Logistics
James has been a key member of Schaltkulisse for as long as we can remember. Don’t be fooled by his oldschool Bavarian attitude and his sometimes dark humour, because James does mean business. If you call him in the middle of the night and tell him that a car needs to be transported to the north of Denmark by tomorrow evening, he will literally get ready and hit the road in the same hour, to bring the car safe and sound before sunset. Such is his dedication and reliability: you can always count on him to find a solution and make it happen. Around a cold Bavarian beer, he will tell you about all the stories and adventures he’s been through, the cars he got to drive over the years, and the people he met, especially the racing drivers. Because James does have a special place in his heart for everything motorsport, he loves the smell of gazoline and of rubber on the tarmac. He seizes every opportunity to hit the track, be it getting first place in go-kart or overtaking much more powerful race cars in his track-prepared Porsche 911 RSR tribute, which used to belong to none other than racing legend Stefan Bellof himself. It is his pride and joy.
Michelle is Schaltkulisse’s youngest team member. When she’s not busy practicing ballett with kids, Michelle takes care of our media design. She joined our office in Munich in April 2021 as a dual student at the IU in Munich to gain professional experience and has been since then making sure that our ads, books, invitations, and everything we print or send, looks the part.
Stefan is the newest addition to Schaltkulisse and a team member in our engineering department. Like many people infected by the car virus, he completed an apprenticeship as a vehicle mechatronics technician and then gained the championship title. He started his professional career in 2015 in the legendary halls of BMW Classic in Munich, where he also traveled a lot until 2017, as part of the service team for the Mille Miglia, Arabella Classic, and even the Festival of Speed in Goodwood.
Hugh’s career began in the art world at Sotheby’s in London, but his true passion has always been classic and racing cars, passed down to him by his father, an avid collector and racer of Porsche and Aston Martin. Hugh spent many successful and competitive years behind the wheel of a number of specialist racing cars across Europe, including a few years as a trainer at Silverstone Circuit Racing School in the UK and time in British GT3.