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The IT  Professionals

Bernd Achterberg

Account Manager

Support of small and mid-sized customers on the basis of standard solutions of Dassault Systèmes with extensions from Cenit eg the solution SPIN PLM.

Norbert Adam

Hülsbeck & Fürst
Senior Manager IT ProductDataManagement

From CATIA – user via CATIA – Administration to PDM / PLM Solution Management.

Sebastian Adolphy

Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin
Researcher & Consultant

Researcher and teacher in engineering design and design methodology at the TU Berlin since 2007, member of the Virtual Product Creation group of Prof. R. Stark at the Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin.


Ulrich Ahle

Leitung Automotive & Discrete Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering studies 20 years PLM experiences

Manfred Aigner

smart-plm Aigner GmbH & Co. KG

20+ years SAP PLM experience in process consulting and introducing (SAP PLM 7, PP, EH&S, QM, DVS).

Daniel Baldus


Manager at Competence Center Digitalization & IT. More than 10 years global methods and process experience in the area of PLM/CAD.

Henning Bitter


Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering 1989, activities at VW GEDAS (now T-Systems), Valisys (now Siemens PLM) and PTC, independent since 1995.

Thomas Burgert

Head of PLM

Head of Governance Product Lifecycle Management (Siemens AG – Corporate Information Technology).

Can Cangelir

Chief Concurrent Engineering

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) since 2008, since 2010 Chief Concurrent Engineering, experience in assembly planning, line balancing, lean production and production time analysis methods as well as in end to end PLM solutions.

Kerem Coban

coban consulting

16 years design and development engineering, management consulting, project management and process implementation. Engineering, value management and coordination between suppliers and manufacturer. Lean Six Sigma . 

Vitor Cunha


Industrial Engineering University of São Paulo and Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb – TU Berlin. Currently advisory manager at EY, formerly member of NUMA and Integrated Engineering Group (GEI2). Experience in PLM and Value Chain Management.

Sven Dautzenberg

Fachgruppenleiter Prozessmanagement

Courage and motivation to move “Old” and develop “New”; technical & financial management of company and business departments.

Thomas David

Siemens Industry Software GmbH
PLM Global Sls & Svs

25 years experience in engineering area and for 15 years expert for PLM (Teamcenter). Brings abstract processes and methods into life.

Thomas Dietz

Manager CC PLM

20 years PLM exoerience in consulting. Windchill / SAP PLM / Siemens Teamcenter. Strong focus on process optimization and PLM roadmap.

Fritz Eckert

Leiter Technical Standards

15+ years of experience in PDM/PLM, now globally responsible for standardization and complexity management.

Christian Effert

Director Engineering Solutions

Dipl.-Ing. mechanical engineering

David Ewing

Aras Software
Product Manager

Mech Engineer turned PLM guy. Spent time at General Electric, B/E Aerospace, and Cummins in various roles. Excited to be at Aras developing next gen PLM.

Jörg Fischer

Hochschule KA Technik und Wirtschaft,
Siemens PLM

10+ years experience in PLM, virtual factory and production management in diverse industries.

Elmar Frühe

CONTACT Software
Senior Solution Consultant

> 20 years of PLM business. Automotive, Electronic & High Tech, Medical Device. Focus on PLM, innovation management, cloud applications.

Dr. Andreas Gallasch


IBM consultant with focus on automotive, responsible for Germany, Austria, Switzerland at PTC, today managing director Software Factory.

Dr. Florian Gerhardt

Competence Unit Manager

Manager in Competence Center Innovation & Product Lifecycle Management. Several years of methods and process experience in the area of PLM/CAD.

Günter Häussner

nexiles GmbH
Managing Director

Sound knowledge and practical experience of PLM challenges and processes. Managing and realizing strategic projects on global level. 

Horst Heckhorm

Business Development Executive

For 25 years in a variety of PLM management-positions at CENIT. Right now responsible for strategic business development.

Ralf Hermann

H&D International Group
Senior Consultant

10 years PLM Automotive / Mechanical and Plant Engineering. As a computer scientist intermediary for business and IT. PDMS and PLM in SMEs.

Alexander Hoffmann

ARC Solutions GmbH
Consultant, Geschäftsführer

More than 25 years experience in the area of CAD-CAM, PLM, digital factory and product data technology; Dipl.-Ing. mechanical engineering and informatics.

Oliver Hornberg

Senior Berater

Dipl.-Ing. mechanical engineering, doctoral studies Dr.-Ing. (RPK, University of Karlsruhe); PLM experience since 2004 (PDTec AG, UNITY AG).


Eckehard Hülsmann


1995-2006 SEAL Systems (Convert/Plotten for SAP PLM), 2066-2012 keytech (PDM-System), 2012-Ytd Cenit AG (Application Management Services).

Osman Irmak

Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S.

For eleven years working in the area of PLM at Daimler Truck.

Roman Kabisch

Siemens Industry Software GmbH
Portfolio Development

Dipl.-Medienwirtschafts-Ing. (HDM, Stuttgart), MBA (Steinbeis Hochschule, Berlin); PLM Erfahrung seit 2007 (PROCAD, TRANSCAT, TechniaTranscat, Siemens PLM).

Franz Kaltseis

CONTACT Software
International Sales & Partnermanagement

International sales and partner management, global method- and process experience in the area of PLM/CAD.


Michael KhanTal

Electrical Specialist

I am an aspiring engineer in love with dymola. 

Ralf Kittel

CONTACT Software
Vertriebsleiter Süd

Sales Manager South for PLM and IoT solutions

Sebastian Klabes

Siemens Switzerland
Head of RAMS

I lead an engineering department at Siemens and founded SE-Training GmbH who provides trainings on systems engineering methodologies.

Ulf Köster

Sales Development

Development Leader for Oracle Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management Solutions in Westeuropa 


Jens Krüger

Consulting Manager PLM Plattformen

1. PLM-project manager at an automotive supplier 2. since 1998 PLM Consultant at NTT DATA (ex-Softlab/Cirquent)

Stefan Kühner

Marketing Manager

Studies of informatics at University of Karlsruhe. For 25 years active in various functions in the area of informatics in engineering.


Amaresh Makal

Ernst & Young
Senior Consultant

Over 12 years of experience in IT. Over 6 years in to SAP PLM(PS, PPM, DMS, ECM, PM) and GRC PC 10.0. 

Lisl Mathis

Marketing Manager

PLM service provider, specializing in Windchill. We offer tools to help accelerate productivity in PLM systems. 

Nico Michels

Fresenius Medical Care
Senior Vice President Engineering System

Apprenticeship as design mechanic, studies in mechanical engineering, group management of design, 2007-2014 head of PDM, management of IFCC; PLM responsibility at CLAAS; currently Senior Vice President Engineering System at Fresenius Medical Care

Detlev Möller

Managing Director

20+ years expertise in PLM strategy, introduction, optimization and migration along the whole E2E processes in discrete industries with several PLM solutions (SAP PLM, SIEMENS Teamcenter, PTC Windchill, Oracle Agile PLM, aras innovator).

Michael Niewandt

Capable Technologies
Abteilungsleiter PLM und Projektmanager

Coming from PDM (Teamcenter, PDMLink) and visualization trainer, having both combined now being responsible for processes (support and development).

Andreas Petersen

Senior Account Manager

For 28 years active in the area of CAD/CAM and PDM/PLM

Konstantin Peus

PLM Consult

Studies of economics at University of Wuppertal, process analyst, product-change management, Johnson Controls, Automotive PLM-project leader. 

Dr. Adrian Reisch

J&M Management Consulting
Leiter PLM

At J&M responsible for PLM and has gathered comprehensive experience at leading industry companies. 

Erich Rieder


Independent project manager in the fields of IT, Engineering and PLM with 30+ years of experience. 

Klaus Riemenschnitter

Johnson Controls (JCI)
Engineering Director

10+ years PDM/PLM experence, now globally responsible for engineering processes, guest-lecture at FH Aachen “PLM Practice” with Prof. Siepman. 

Michael Rossmann

Techn. Datenverarbeitung

For ten years working with PRO.FILE as document management system. Now going to enhance the use to PLM.

Achim Simon

TechniaTranscat GmbH
Senior Consultant

Responsible for Business Development for Presales. Fitting solutions for the customer and Pushing of innovation topics at Technia Transcat. 

Rolf Stübbe

Contact Software
Strategy and Management Consultant

Dipl.-Ing. mechanical engineering, senior project manager, Project Management Professional (PMP), PLM experience since 1990 (Applicon, SDRC, UNITY AG, Contact Software) 

Hans-Günter Thonemann

Principal PLM Consultant

Physicist / information scientist; Uni Freiburg/Cornell Univ., USA 1984-2011:: Siemens AG ::R&D; PLM; Process management; since 2011:: Atos ::PLM. 

Christian Tschirner

Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Senior Sales Manager Agile PLM

Studies at RWTH Aachen and at Tsinghua University Beijing, scientific assistant at Heinz Nixdorfi Institut, Paderborn. 

Kai-Uwe Wahl

Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Senior Account Director

Since 1998 communication strategy consultant (IT industry), since 2002 working for PLM vendors, 10 years IT journalist, studies of informatics at FH Darmstadt. 

Thomas Weninger

Granta Design
Director Sales Central Europe

More than 20 years PLM experience with simulation und data management as core areas, espacially CAE and material data management.

Philipp Wibbing

Leiter Competence Center IT-Management

Partner at UNITY AG with focus on digital and agile transformation, Systems Engineering, PLM, Digitalization of engineering, business model innovation, Data Driven Services. 

Dr. Mathias Zagel

Zagel Consulting

PLM expert and vendor-independent consultant. Before that he gathered 17 years of professional experience in the PLM software industry.