Manuel Gönnenwein is a graduate of Stuttgart University where he acquired a Master of Science Mechanical Engineering. He has always been interested in vehicle engineering with a particular focus on bicycles; high-value bicycles are his favourites. In June 2019 he joined the Zedler team where he is now in charge of drawing up expert reports. As a passionate frequent rider he uses of course the bicycle for commuting to work and therefore has the highest total of annual kilometres in the company. In his private life he is often in his own bicycle workshop and not only maintains and repairs many of his own bicycles of all types but also the bicycles of his family and friends.