About the person
Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Brunswick
Publicly appointed and sworn expert by the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)
Internationally certified according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 by EURO-ZERT
Consulting Engineer of the Chamber of Engineers Hanover
I did not become an appraiser and expert “just like that”. As a highly qualified expert in the field of mechanical engineering, I have extensive expertise in assessing, processing and handling damage to machinery and equipment. As a publicly appointed and sworn as well as EU-certified expert and surveyor, I have earned an excellent reputation and am a trusted contact for companies and institutions in Germany and throughout Europe.
|Founding of the “Academy for Experts” (ASE)
|Foundation of the network “Technical Experts and Surveyors” – TES
|International certification by Euro-Zert according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for “Machines and industrial plants and their evaluation, structural mechanics and structural dynamics”.
|Consulting engineer at the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers in Germany
|Admission to the expert committee “Machine Evaluation and Machines” for examining the expertise of expert applicants in mechanical engineering in the Federal Republic of Germany, which is based at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Hanover.
|Extension of the public appointment and swearing-in as an expert by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce for the “Analysis of damage causes, vibration technology and operational stability on machines and their components”.
|Appeal to the expert admission exclusion of the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
|Appointed Swiss court expert. Admission to the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Court Experts. Admission to the examination board of the Swiss Experts Certification based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
|International personal certification according to EN ISO/IEC 17024:2003 by the Swiss Experts Certification (SEC), Lausanne (Switzerland), for “Machines and systems, structural mechanics and structural dynamics.
|Founding member and until 2016 member of the board (1st chairman) of the “Team Deutscher Maschinenexperten e. V.”,
|Internationally Certified Mediator, Academy of Experts, London.
|Public appointment and swearing-in as an expert by the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the “Analysis of the causes of damage to machines and their components”.
|Founding of an expert office and since then self-employed as an expert / external consultant.
|Industrial activities with a focus on technical analysis in various positions at international corporations:
|1994-1997: Calculation engineer in body engineering;
|1997-1998: “Doors” project manager in body calculation;
|1998-2000: Head of the “Technical Calculations” department in the automotive industry.
|Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Brunswick with a specialization in “Technical Mechanics” and a focus on:
• vibration technology,
• structural mechanics,
• Simulation & Analysis.
Mechanical engineering expert - expertise through continuous training and knowledge exchange
As a publicly appointed and sworn as well as EU-certified expert and experienced mechanical engineer for damage to machinery and equipment, continuous training is an essential part of my work. I regularly attend continuing education events to keep my expertise current and to stay abreast of ever-evolving industry developments.
Articles and Lectures
In an exciting and very varied field of work as an appraiser / expert in the field of “machinery, mechanical engineering, plants” there are numerous topics on which can actually be published, if one “may” and above all: time allows it at all.
Not only that, I also enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge and experience with other professionals and interested parties. This is done through regular presentations at conferences and information events, which provide the opportunity to exchange professional ideas and to learn from other experts. Time permitting, I write articles and publish in professional journals. Unfortunately, there is usually hardly any time available for this.
|Title of the article/publication
|Technical calculations using the finite element method (FEM) in industry and in court
|Current requirements for machine operators
|Secure evidence at an early stage
|What to do in case of product damage?
|Everything that is right
|Out-of-court solutions of technical-economic conflicts
|The new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
|Vibration technology in mechanical engineering – A case for specialists
|Opportunistic ways of conflict resolution
Lectures as an expert
|8. TES-Conference, Fulda
|Damage to a rope press
|7. TES-Conference, Online
|Structure and review of expert opinions
|Be convincing as an expert witness (in court).
|4. TES-Conference, Butzbach
|Printing press damage
|1. TES-Conference, Frankfurt
|Vibration engineering problems in real life
|10. Schüttgutforum, Würzburg
|Keynote speaker: Influences on product development: faster, better, cheaper. Is that possible?
|VdS, (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft), Köln
|Preservation of evidence in case of technical machine damage
|Litigation: Drive motor of a garden fence
|7. Schüttgutforum, Würzburg
|Preservation of evidence in case of technical damage
|5. Schüttgutforum, Würzburg
|Product damage: What to do?
|3. Schüttgutforum, Würzburg
|Arbitration opinions and mediation
|Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG
|Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (Seminar)
|TU Wroclaw (Breslau)
|Analyses in case of failure of structures
|Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
Since last year, my focus has increasingly been on writing my own articles, which are published on this website. This allows me to share my insights and practical tips with a wider audience and answer questions posed by professionals and interested parties alike.
It is not enough to “just” work in life. Therefore, a balance is needed for relaxation and to gain energy and drive for new tasks. There are certainly many ways to do that. I draw my energy from family, sports, office dogs, motorcycling as well as a quiet vacation in various places.
Office noses Maggie and Hailey are not only interested in the office, but have varied interests for which they are enthusiastic. They almost always make for a good and relaxing time.
Motorcycling is quite a great hobby in the beautiful season. However, you have to be fit to get on the bike. After the ride or tour fatigue and relaxation are guaranteed.
Sports / Endurance sports
A life without sports is unimaginable for me. In the first “sports life” it was soccer. Then came the entry into endurance sports (marathon / triathlon). Running always relaxes and puts you in a good mood. The last marathon and half marathon were run in 2022.
Publicly appointed and sworn Expert for the “Analysis of causes of damage, vibration technology and durability on machines and their components” by the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Internationally certified Expert for “Machinery and equipment and their evaluation, structural mechanics and structural dynamics” according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 by EURO-ZERT.