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Expert in FRP-Technology, especially Pultrusion

Expert ID: 735263 Germany

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Expert build the first pultrusion line for the Company Thomas Technik in 1998 where he developed a number of products based on pultruded profiles. The most prominent of these products were the sleeper bunks for the mercedes trucks fo which more than 330.000 has been produced between 2003 and 2012.

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.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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

International Experience

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

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
German sleep research society
European sleep research society
SAMPE
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
JEC-Award Paris

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Vendor selection for all components for furniture production as well as for the production of pultrusion machinery and profiles

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Native
English Fluent/ Business

Fields of Expertise

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