Munich Germany and Bologna Italy
University of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) Munich.
Specialisation: Automotive Engineering
Thesis: development of the chassis for a 50 cc Scooter (Malaguti)
University of Bologna (Italy): Erasmus and Comett scholarship of the European Community
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 (predominant for Malaguti)
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
In charge of R+D department (35 people) including styling-studio, design, development and testing-facilities, reporting directly to CEO
Concept-development, prototype, design and development of the biggest motorcycle ever produced by a Spanish company, Derbi Mulhacén 659
Leading the development of new 125 cc 4-stroke engine for the Piaggio-group brands
Concept-design 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
Rallye Racing-Freelance Journalism-Safety Instructor-Rallye Mechanic-Tourguide-Race Direction Assist-Travelling
Building a Rallye racebike based on Yamaha XT 500
Ricardo Engineering Germany
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany
Chief engineer and projectleader for powertrain development programs from concept-design to Turnkey-Industrialization and Business-Development activities.
Coordination of the international project-groups, technical and financial responsibility, controlling and reporting.
Technical approval of workpackages, Leading taskforces during the development process in case of variations in budget, timing,technical specifications.
Acquisition of new projects, business- and strategic-development activities on new markets
Engineering Consulting Studio starting 2016
International tourguide for motorcycle tour operators
Organisation of motorcycle press launch
Business development activities for automotive supplier