Expert in FRP-Technology, especially Pultrusion
Expert ID: 735263 Germany
In 2008 he, together with his colleagues, developed the first pultrusion line for curved profiles which used a moving die to create the curvature. In the following years Expert developed the process further and demonstrated in 2015 the possibility to also create profiles with a variable curvatue using an elastic die.
Expert not only developed the process of this so called Radius- Pultrusion, but also designed the pultrusion machinery needed for straight and curved profiles and brought this technology to the market.
Expert filed 16 basic patents and approximately 60 international applications in this field most of which has been granted.
As technical head of the Thomas Group and CEO of Thomas Technik Expert realized the change from wood to fiber reinforced polymers as the basic material for the bedding products of the company.
He received several design awards including some of the most repsected European awards like the TopTen of the IF-Awards, granted by the Hannover Fair.
He also filed approx. 35 basic patents and 150 international applications with respect to the development of beds for hospitals and disabled people with sensor devices and actors which help to prevent bed sores and other problems if being bedridden over a long period.
Expert offers consulting service for the design of composite components, especially the layup and the processing for profiles. As being experienced in more than 300 very different development projects he can support the management of complex developments in the field of fiber reinforced components as well as in the design and production of consumer and industrial goods.
|Year: 1992||Degree: PhD||Subject: Fiber optic||Institution: Technical University Hamburg Harburg|
|Year: 1987||Degree: Master/Diploma||Subject: Ship Machine Design||Institution: Technical University Hamburg Harburg|
|Year: 1982||Degree: Bachelor/Diploma||Subject: Ships Engineering||Institution: School of Applied Engineering,Hamburg|
|Years: 1998 to 2019||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: CEO + Partner||Department: General Management||Responsibilities: R+D, Strategy, Production, Marketing|
|Years: 1992 to 1998||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: R+D Manager||Department: Technical Management||Responsibilities: R+D, Product Design, Production|
|Years: 1987 to 1992||Employer: Technical University Hamburg Harburg||Title: Research Scientist||Department: Optic and Measurement Technology||Responsibilities: Developing application and production technologies for optical fibers and optical sensors|
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Employer: Deutsche Afrika Linie||Title: Third and Second Engineer||Department: Product Tanker, Container||Responsibilities: Responsibility for whole engine operation and repair on sea, crew management|
|Years: 1977 to 1979||Employer: Deutsche Afrka Linie||Title: Technical Assistant||Department: Feighter, Tanker, Container||Responsibilities: Engine operation and repair|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Country / Region: Worldwide||Summary: Engineer on Ships around Africa and Indian Ocean|
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Country / Region: Worldwide||Summary: Technical Assistant on Ships around Africa and Indian OceanEin|
|Associations / Societies|
|German sleep research society
European sleep research society
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure
Verein der Schiffsingenieure zu Hamburg
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Engineers Patent for Ships going worldwide|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Red-Dot Design Award, Japanese and Taiwanese Design Award, Design Award Baden-Württemberg
IF Top 10 Design Award
Technology Award Materialica Munich
Top 5 Hermes Award Hannover
Technology Award of Carbon Technology Center Stade
|Vendor selection for all components for furniture production as well as for the production of pultrusion machinery and profiles|