Shape the future of safe robotic and automotive products by coaching and leading managers, experts and projects with a strong technical understanding as well as a high focus on customer requirements, new business opportunities and a never-ending passion for continuous, safe and secure process automation


Director of Safety Engineering, since 03/2023

Waabi Innovation (US) Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA) (Remote)

Leading the development of a safety and readiness framework based on simulation and generative AI

Systems Engineering Lead, Trucking, 09/2019 to 03/2023

Waymo LLC, Mountain View, CA (USA) (Remote)

Led the requirements definition and verification/validation of autonomous trucking initiatives, defined technical product goals, use cases and safety framework elements, signed off new behavior and platform features as well as led the Structured Testing team for passenger cars and trucking from 08/2020 to 01/2021

Director Digital Prototypes & Wind Tunnel, 07/2014 to 07/2019

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Product Validation Engineering, Portland, OR (USA)

Led a group of about 25 internal and 25 external engineers. Formed the industry leading team for developing aerodynamics and predicting fuel economy. Implemented the concept of Digital Prototypes to improve the early maturity of designs.

(Senior) Manager Vehicle Analysis, 05/2011 to 06/2014

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Product Validation Engineering, Portland, OR (USA)

Led a team of about 20 internal and 25 external engineers.

Manager Vehicle Fluid Dynamics, 02/2008 to 04/2011

Daimler AG, CAE Commercial Vehicles, Stuttgart (Germany)

Led a team of about 9 internal and 10 external analysis engineers working on global projects.

Project leader 3D Thermal Comfort, 01/2005 to 01/2008

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Sindelfingen (Germany)

Led a team of about 5 internal and 5 external analysis engineers in the field of HVAC systems.

Research engineer Climate Comfort Simulation and Concepts, 03/2002 to 12/2004

DaimlerChrysler AG, Research & Technology, Stuttgart (Germany)

Developed new model-based control algorithms for automatic climate control systems.


Udacity, Mountain View, CA (USA)

APMG International, Dormagen (Germany)

Business Administration BEST, 09/2003 to 09/2005

EBW business school, Würzburg (Germany)

Doctorate in Technical Cybernetics (comparable to PhD), 09/1999 to 03/2002 (published 2008)

University of Stuttgart, DaimlerChrysler AG, Research & Technology, Stuttgart (Germany)

Concept for a Climate Comfort Controller inside a Passenger Vehicle.

Diploma in Technical Cybernetics (comparable to Master of Science in Engineering), 10/1994 to 09/1999 (published 1999)

University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Germany)

Focus on aerospace engineering. Supported by Daimler-Benz/DaimlerChrysler scholarship program.


Visiting lecturer Automotive Engineering, 2000-2008

University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen (Germany)

Taught cutting edge process technologies for electronic control unit (ECU) software development.