What is the course about?
The high performance of elastomers can be seen in car tires; the contact area between the road and the vehicle is roughly the size of a hand.
This becomes even clearer with brake sleeves. Here, a sealing area of around 2-3 cm2 determines the function. This small precision molded part (diameter approx. 3 cm) is used in hydraulic brake cylinders of modern (also electric) brakes in order to build up a pressure of up to 300 bar when the brake pedal is pressed.
I am 51 years old and have been working at ContiTech in various positions for almost 25 years.
I studied chemical engineering at Clausthal University of Technology until 1997.
After working at ContiTech in industrial engineering, I continued my development through R&D in the direction of key account management.
I am currently responsible for technical key account management in the brakes business and finally I´m responsible for around 800 million parts per year.
I live with my wife and 5 children near the Northeim location (Germany).
I´m also enthusiastic about cars in my private life and I own 2 vintage cars.