• Chemist with doctorate degree and 33 years experience in the lubricant industry.
  • 10+ years people management experience with local and global teams, situational leadership style.
  • Innovation driven managing internal research portfolio and external as principal investigator of DOE (Department of Energy) and University projects on synthetic base fluids.
  • Strategy implementer for Open Innovation on technology development and Alliances for business collaboration.
  • Building strong network among research, suppliers, formulators, service provider and users for lubrication and tribology.


  • Recognized (STLE fellow) contributor to the tribology community worldwide through presentations at conferences, journal articles, book chapters and society's board membership.
  • Leadership of commercialization projects, technology roadmap for next generation siloxane based lubricating fluids with external and internal stakeholder buy-in.
  • Successful relocation of lubricant laboratories from Munich to Wiesbaden with continuing growth of Molykote(R) business.
  • Established lubricants testing capability in Michigan with growth of direct business.




  • 30+ presentations at various conferences.
  • 8 patent applications.
  • 10+ articles.
  • 2 book chapters.



  • Strategic Leadership Development Program at Dow Corning.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt at Dow Corning.
  • Finance course at Ashridge.
  • Marketing Planning course at CIM.
  • Strategic Development of Technology course at University of Michigan.




  • Board member of GfT (German Tribological Society)
  • Board member of ELGI (European Lubricating and Grease Institute)
  • European Representative of STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers),Tribology Exchange Workshops.