Board of BTS Rail Saxony (f.l.t.r.): Mr. Michael Brandhorst, Mr. Robert Lehmann, Mr. Wolfgang Leibiger, Mr. Harald Rüdiger, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arnd Stephan, Mr. Sebastian Wolfram, Mr. Lars Hildebrandt
`It is my aim to locate traditional knowledge and experience as well as quality from Saxony internationally. I will contribute to a strong appearance of the Saxon rail industry in the market and towards institutions.´
Chairman of the Board
Harald Rüdiger, a graduate engineer in electrical engineering, is CEO of Rüdiger ITM and ivis GmbH. His fields of expertise are consultancy in the development of railway equipment components and processes, e.g. CMS and RAMS management, and development of safety verifications and strategies.
`As a member of the board of BTS I participate actively in the rail industry and to forward the Saxon innovation strength.´
Wolfgang Leibiger is Senior Consultant at DB RegioNetz Verkehrs GmbH, Erzgebirgsbahn. Mr. Leibiger has held senior positions in the Saxon railway industry since as long ago as 1995.
`As my role as a treasurer I will bring my management skills and my 20-year-long experience as a service provider for engineers in the association. As a member of the board I will take action in the operation and influence the future of the association, representative for the rail industry of Saxony.´
Lars Hildebrandt is Managing Partner of BBG Bauberatungsgesellschaft mbH, and thus has particular expertise in the fields of geotechnical engineering, environmental protection and building investigations.
`Innovation arise through joined-up thinking and acting. As a member of the board I will contribute to the success of BTS Rail Saxony with the help of my cross-sectorial knowledge and broad network.´
Member of the Board
Sebastian Wolfram, a graduate engineer in mechanical engineering, is owner of the development office WOLFRAM Design/Engineering. Under his leadership, products for the vehicle industry, mechanical and plant engineering and medical technology are developed. Mr Wolfram is likewise appointed to the Executive Board of ‘Organic Electronics Saxony e.V.’ and the ‘Design Award of the Free State of Saxony’.
`For the development of rail technology products from Saxony, the clustering of the regional industry, research and development is the main requirement. As a professor and CEO of a local engineering office, I engage as a member of the board, who offers an ideal network therefore.´
Prof. Dr. Arnd Stephan
Science & Technology Transfer
Prof. Dr. Stephan occupies the Chair of Electric Railways at the Friedrich-List Faculty of Transportation Sciences at Dresden University of Technology and is Managing Director of the IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH (Institute of Railway Technology). He is a recognized expert in the fields of electrical motive-power technology, electrical power supply, high-speed and light-rail systems, among others.
`With the help of my cross-industry network and my personal experience in the new federal states of Germany, I will contribute to the success of the rail industry network in Saxony.´
Member of the Board
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Michael Brandhorst is Managing Director of Photon Meissener Technologies GmbH and has particular experience in the areas of the development and production of railway vehicles and their components and manufacturing technology including laser welding and optimization of production processes.
`I realize that there is a radical change in the rail industry and expect an improved position in this process through the clustering of the industry participants. For me, BTS is the ideal platform for networking in Saxony.´
Member of the Board
Robert Lehmann has particularly extensive experience in solutions for rolling stock availability, maintenance and refurbishment of rail vehicles and component refurbishment.