R&D and Racing-Mechanic
R&D mechanic for development, testing and production of Moto-Cross and Desert-racing-bikes during 18 months internship through University of Applied Sciences.
Assistant of team-manager during 1989 BAJA 1000 in Mexico.
Factory-racer in 1991 BAJA 500 in Mexico (10 th overall) on ATK 604
Design- and Project-Engineer, Mechanic and Modelmaker
Design and development of small-size motorcycles and scooters
Model-making, design and prototype manufacturing, international correspondence
Elaboration of engineering-thesis: “Conception, interpretation and constructive elaboration of a Scooter-frame as a part of a complex vehicle development-process”
Noale (Venice) Italy
Technical Projectmanager R+D, Productgroupleader
In charge of design and development of production-motorcycles in R+D: business-plan, benchmarking, concept-study, profile-books, styling, design, prototype-development, on-road and lab-testing, supplier-negotiations, graphics and production-start.
Development of strategic components with foreign suppliers, supplier-negotiations.
Cooperating in market analysis, press-launches and technical documentation.
Projects realized among others: Tuono (2002-2003), SL 1000 Falco (1999), Pegaso 650 Cube (1997)
Derbi Nacional Motor SAU, Martorelles (Barcelona) Spain 2003-2008
Technical Director and Project Manager
2007-2008 in charge of R+D department (35 people) including styling-studio, design, development and testing-facilities, reporting directly to CEO.
Leading the development of new 125 cc 4-stroke engine for the Piaggio-group brands
2003-2006 Productgroup leader:
Concept, prototype, design and development of the biggest motorcycle ever produced by a Spanish company, Derbi Mulhacén 659.
In charge of R&D of new vehicles including profile-books, technical approval for series-production
Application of new R+D process in Derbi, new testing-procedures and new R+D-department
Safety Instructor at FMI-allied Motorcycle training GSSS in Polcanto, Italy
Certified tourguide during Dainese Italian Legandary Tour 2009 and 2010
Certified tourguide and assistant to racedirector during 2009 and 2010 Motogiro d'Italia
Design and construction of Rallye racebike based on Yamaha XT 500
Engineering Consulting Studio starting 2016
International tourguide for french and italian motorcycle tour operators
Organisation of motorcycle press launch
Business development activities for automotive supplier