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Dr. Michael Metzele, "Quality Prophet"

Michael is Global Quality Director of a premium manufacturer of luxury electronic consumer goods. Previously, he was responsible for a business area in the commercial vehicle industry. As a long-standing member of various VDA working groups, he has been actively involved in shaping the topic of reliability management. He has been dealing with the drivers of a successful quality culture for many years. The persona that he created (Processeus, the prophet of quality) shows in his stories with a wink the full contradiction between the old and the new corporate world and encourages reflection.

Agata Lewkowska Ph.D., Qualitywise

Agata is a consultant, trainer and auditor in the automotive industry and the author of the blog dedicated to spreading knowledge about quality management in the automotive industry. She has over 16 years of experience in the areas of QM and auditing. Agata is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), where she received her PhD in Management and Quality Sciences. Now she also gives lectures at the SGH.

Andreas Beckert, Continental AG (Germany)

Andreas Beckert is the group coordinator e.g. for the technical risk analysis FMEA at Continental AG. The focus is on managing the group-wide network of experts and creating the consolidated method guidelines and standards, further developing risk analyses, FMEA method and software training, project-specific moderation of risk analyses. He was also a representative of Continental AG in the AIAG-VDA-FMEA working group.

Dr. alexander schloske, Fraunhofer Institut Germany

Alexander Schloske is at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Stuttgart. He has many years of project experience in the areas of product and quality management in different industries. In addition to his activities in industry, he holds lectures on quality management at the University of Stuttgart and on methods of product development at TU Vienna.

Bernhard Lindner, FMEAplus Akademie

Bernhard Lindner, MSc is an expert in quality and risk management for medical devices. As head of quality management in the medical technology industry, he introduced, among other things, the FMEA method to meet the requirements of medical device industry (EN ISO 14971:2019). Now he accompanies employees and companies as a consultant and trainer.

Andreas Steins, Mercedes-AMG GmbH

Andreas Steins is FMEA coordinator at Mercedes-AMG GmbH in Affalterbach. For AMG's own vehicle projects and derivatives, he manages the internal and external FMEA activities within a central FuSi FMEA team. In addition to the creation of the own FMEA specifications, this also includes the coordination of related FMEA activities with different focuses on system, design and process.

Dr. Johann Schuster, Knorr-Bremse SfN GmbH

Johann Schuster is the global FMEA-coordinator at the Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH. He coordinates the local FMEA experts and is responsible for the creation and alignment of the company group FMEA process descriptions. He facilitates FMEAs and conducts FMEA method- and tool trainings.

Ulrich Seidel, Voith Hydro

Ulrich Seidel has been Chief Engineer at Voith Hydro since 2022 and focuses on technical risk analysis and its application in design reviews. Previously, he was responsible for the topic "Advanced Quality Planning", which included the introduction, moderation and training of the FMEA method at Voith Hydro worldwide, as well as the management of a global FMEA network within the organization.

Mark Beck, Continental AG (Germany)

Mark Beck has worked in various system development departments at Continental since 2011. His focus is on the simulation and functional development of systems and the application of safety analyzes such as FMEA, FTA and FMEDA. His current work relates to the development of electric parking brake systems.

László Heinold, Continental AG (Hungary)

László Heinold coordinates the Design FMEA-related activities within a product line in Continental, organizing and moderating regular professional events and workshops. He facilitates Design FMEAs and organizes and holds FMEA trainings online and onsite.

Andreas Aichele, Fraunhofer IPA

Andreas is a research associate at the Fraunhofer IPA. In addition to researching new approaches to quality management methods for current problems in industry, he supports companies by training and moderating these methods. The focus here is on technical risk management using FMEA and Special Characteristics, as well as quality optimisation using statistical methods.

Dr. Adam Schnellbach, AVL List GmbH

Adam Schnellbach has been working as Lead Engineer Safety Methods and Analysis at AVL since 2017. Before that, he held various positions in the field of functional safety and system engineering at European Tier1 suppliers. As head of the Austrian delegation in the ISO working group, he is jointly responsible for ISO 26262 and ISO 21448.

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Status March 2023 | Subject to changes