- 1990 – 1992 Audi AG, Ingolstadt as NVH (Noise and Vibration) Engineer
- 1992 – 1996 PHD – Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt
- 1996 – 2018 Opel Automobile GmbH
o Groupleader NVH for 6 years – understanding technology of complete vehicle
o Program Engineering Manager for Small Cars: Full Engineering responsibility for Meriva II including financial budget for complete development cycle (from cradle to grave) starting first scratches until after SORP in 2010.
o Department leader Body Design
o Chief Engineer for Small Cars Program: revolutionary top-hat approach to develop current Corsa out of former model
o Director Manufacturing Engineering Assembly and Chassis: Plant layout, Equipment planning, technical Equipment ordering, process planning for all 8 European Opel plants plus for global GM-plants in compact platform
o Board Member for Opel in Automotive Circle „Assembly“
DAY TWO - 14:30-15:10
KEYNOTE: Cyber security in Manufacturing
Goals of Security
The Evolving Vulnerable Flanks
-Possible attack goals
-From single parts to complete vehicle
Security Needs of Manufacturing
Establishing Security in Manufacturing
Outlook for the Future
-Next security focus
Opel is one of Europe’s largest automakers. Opel was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 1862. Since August 2017, Opel is part of the French automotive company Groupe PSA. In 2017, Opel sold around 1.13 million vehicles. As part of the group's production and R&D network, we operate 10 manufacturing plants, one development and one test centre in 6 European countries, being present in more than 60 countries around the globe.
We are committed to offering hightech for all customers in all segments – at affordable prices. We make German engineering expertise available to a broad spectrum of the population. Opel is conducting the largest product offensive in the company’s history. Following 7 new models in 2017, the company will bring 3 more new models to market in 2018: Insignia GSi, Corsa GSi and the new edition of the Combo. A new generation of the bestseller Corsa is planned for 2019. This model offensive will be steadily continued with one major launch per year. Counting every body style, Opel will launch 9 new models by 2020.
We are proactively approaching the transformation that the entire automotive industry is facing. The industry will change more in the coming years than it has in the last decades. The megatrends that characterise this transfor-mation are electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles as well as alternative individual mobility concepts. The company is aligning itself to these trends and, as a driving force of these developments, is using the chances they offer.
By 2024, all European passenger carlines will be electrified, either with pure battery electric propulsion or with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in addition to ultra-efficient combustion engines. By 2020, we will have 4 electrified carlines on the market, including the Grandland X PHEV, the next generation Corsa as a fully electric vehicle and the Ampera-e.