Eberspaecher Catem December 2018 - today
Developing new generation of high voltage electrical heater for hybrid and full electric drive Trains. Technique based on PTC-elements with electronic control. Engineering, industrialization, key accounting and establish follow up project have been challenges.
Senior Project Manager
coman-handling July 2018 - October 2018
Managing a project for a full electric assist device for automotive production. Working as well as Key Account to the customer.
Diehl Controls Europe October 2016 - January 2017
Definition of process and method to find a product strategy. Holding workshops with international teams. Documentation of strategic road maps.
Director as Interim Manager
Diehl Controls Polska April 2015 - May 2016
Working as the head of R&D Poland for embedded sytems for home appiances industries. Responsible for appr. 120 engineers working in common projects with the European organisation. Leading the whole range uo functionalities for embedded systems from HW and SW, Testing, Layout to technologies and certification.
During these times system engineering and requirement engineering were introduced with big impact to project management and organization.
Shanghai Huizhong Automotive Manufacturing Co. (SHAC) (CHN) March 2011 - June 2011
The client was well known as supplier for chassis parts in automotive industries in Chinese and US market. This project aims to rise from part supplier to a system supplier for chassis systems. Starting with a green field process all high level working packages were defined with resources, timeline and in/output. The client gets a basic framework for further invest and demands.
Lotus Eng. / Youngman Automotive Jinhua (CHN) September 2010 - December 2010
Lotus Eng. was in a engineering partnership with Youngman Automotive. Due to some fundamental problems with an entire car project a third party audit was allocated. The process in development, purchasing and plant was rated, immediate actions suggested.
Senior Consultant and Project Manager
Lotus Engineering, Norwich (GB) February 2010 - October 2010
Lotus was highly involved in the Chinese market for Engineering services. To expand the turnover a strategy with new service portfolio was worked out. This project was done as part of Offham Int. with wide expertise in Chinese automotive market.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class GmbH, Graz (AUT) January 2002 - December 2008
Responsible for development of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class program. In charge for all subjects for entire vehicle development as packaging, interior/exterior, chassis, electronics, drive train integration and more. Part of management circle of Mercedes-Benz G-Class GmbH and Cross Country vehicle devision of Daimler AG. Head of the panels R&D/produktion, Tech Meeting, Comitee for Strategy and Product.
New generic development process, new project management organisation, task force quality, cost efficiency program
Daimler AG, Stuttgart/Sindelfingen (GER) April 1997 - December 2001
Head of innovation management for passenger car division. Creating new car concepts and features by using professional creative processes. Professional moderation of workshops. Working with competencies like styling, marketing, design and market research.
Total Quality Management Process Consultant
Daimler AG, Stuttgart (GER) August 1993 - September 1997
Change Management Consultant in the executive organisation of TQM. Leading a R&D center in the process. In charge for creating and testing methods for process optimization. Definition of a new concept for the Engineering and Preparation Process (today Mercedes-Development-System, MDS)
Working also as Trainer, Consultant, Moderator and Project Manager