Our Advisory Board

These high-level personalities support our company with their experience, their contacts and their wealth of ideas as part of our advisory board.

[Translate to English:] Portraitfoto: Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Schmidt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Schmidt

  • University degree in Dortmund and Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
  • 2000 Doctorate in Sorting Technology
  • Chief Engineer at the Chair for Materials Handling and Warehousing
  • 2004-2008 Head of the Machines and Facilities, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics
  • Since 2008 leading the Chair of Technical Logistics, Technical University Dresden
[Translate to English:] Portraitfoto: Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rodolfo Schöneburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rodolfo Schöneburg

  • University degree in Berlin
  • 1988-1999 various management positions, Audi AG
  • Since 1999 Center Director for Vehicle Safety, Operational Stability and Vehicle Functions, Daimler AG
  • Curator, Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach Institute
  • 2011 Head of VDI Society Vehicle and Traffic Technologies as Chairmann
[Translate to English:] Portraitfoto: Herr Stefan Dohm

Stefan Dohm

  • University degree in Passau and St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 1998-2003: Audit assistant and General Counsel, Examination body of the Niedersächsische Sparkassenverband
  • 2003-2008: Head of Purchasing, Law and Finance, Finanz Informatik GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2009-2015: Authorized Signatory, Talanx Systeme AG
  • Since 2016: CEO, VDI GmbH
[Translate to English:] Portraitfoto: Herr Dr.-Ing. Marc Pauwels

Dr.-Ing. Marc Pauwels

  • University degree in Siegen
  • 2000 Doctorate
  • since 1999 Co-Partner and Managing Director, Krehl & Partner GmbH & Co. KG
  • since 2005 Lecturer, University Pforzheim
  • 2001 – 2018 Chairman of the Value Management/ Value Analysis Department, VDI-GPP
  • 2018 – 2023 Chairman of the VDI Society for Product and Process Design
  • since 2022: Director Global Affairs with SAVE International
  • since 2024: member of the financial advisory board of the VDI as well as member of the Shareholder Representatives of VDI e.V. in VDI GmbH