As well as a Reinhold this character isn’t opened in a book very much. His job is important and essential as he also works on making an interstellar ship for the Soviet Union. He and Reinhold are both mentioned because we, as readers need to know information not only about aliens but human beings as well. So, Konrad Schneider is a well-educated, smart scientist. Looking on him and his behavior we understand why he is a chief – he is volitional, also determined and very rational. Who can still doubt him?
Konrad Schneider in the Essays