July 15 – 16, 2019 | Shanghai, China
Dierk Arp is Executive Director and shareholder of MESSRING since 2001. After getting his diploma in electrical and communications engineering from the Technische Universität München Dierk Arp founded his own company focused on medical imaging and software development. With this company and later as shareholder of MESSRING he was involved in the design of data acquisition hardware and control software for passive safety systems since 1989.
Digital Human Lab
Prof. Hyung Yun Choi at Digital Human Lab of Hongik University in Korea since 1991 received BS (1986) degree in ME at Seoul National University and MS (1987), Ph.D. (1991) degrees in ME at Stanford University. He was a visiting scholar at Bioengineering center of Wayne State University (1995) and Center for Applied Biomechanics of University of Virginia (2004). His research interests are injury biomechanics, riding comfort, and digital human body modeling. He serves as many advisory committee members for government and private enterprise sectors.
John Creamer is the founder of GlobalAutoRegs.com and a partner in The Potomac Alliance, a Washington-based international regulatory affairs consultancy. In his client advisory role, Mr. Creamer is regularly involved with meetings of the UN World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29). Previously, he has held positions with the US International Trade Commission and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (representing the US automotive supplier industry), as the representative of the US auto parts industry in Japan, and with TRW Inc. (a leading global automotive safety systems supplier).
TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH
After studying mechanical enginnering at RWTH Aachen Mark Gevers joined TECOSIM as a CAE Engineer in 2001. Since 2008 he has been General Manager of TECOSIMs branch office in Cologne and has been in charge of TECOSIM's e-mobility activities. For four years he has been assistant professor for material simulations.
Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH
Kai Golowko has been working in the area of vehicle safety since 1999. He started his career as a test engineer for passive safety at ACTS. Since 2003 he has been working as senior engineer for occupant safety and pedestrian protection. Since 2005 he has managed the department vehicle safety at Bertrandt in Gaimersheim. He has also been responsible for active and passive vehicle safety for the Bertrandt Group since 2017.
Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim is the Secretary General of ASEAN NCAP, one of ten NCAP’s in the world that encourage safer cars development in the market. He is also the former Head of Crash Safety Engineering Unit (CRASE) in MIROS, one of the leaders in vehicle safety area that help researchers & engineers to realize their full potential in the safety system. To date, he has been supervising and developing multiple International and local research and development grants and projects in MIROS with a total worth RM 20 Million.
Under Khairil’s leadership, ASEAN NCAP mission continually improves towards establishing a reliable independent consumer information for safer cars. More manufacturers have increased their vehicle safety capacity and ability as a result of safety rating and strategies implemented by the team. It is well accepted that to enter the ASEAN market, the minimum required rating is now 4 star which confidently translate to reduction of road fatality. MIROS has recognized his commitment by awarding him the Excellent Service Award in his first full service year in 2009 and 2016 and Most Impact Researcher Award in 2010. He is also receiving special awards for his dedicated works and commitment throughout his tenure.
The opportunities to work at several corners of the world has given him a chance to expand his professional capacity throughout his life and career. However, the privilege comes with immense responsibilities and exciting challenge set by MIROS. Admittedly, he will devote himself until vehicle safety becomes standard, not as an option.
Humanetics Europe GmbH
Dr. Thomas Kinsky completed his studies in automotive engineering at the TU Dresden in 1991 and received his doctorate at the TU Graz in 2015. From 1991 to 1995 he worked as an officially certified expert at TÜV Rheinland and then took over the management of the vehicle construction department at a small medium-sized company. From 1999 to 2018 he was employed at Opel Automobile GmbH in the area of vehicle regulations. Most recently, as a senior expert, he was responsible for the development of legislation on passive vehicle safety and represented Opel in discussions with authorities and associations. He has been Director Business Development at Humanetics Europe GmbH since 2018. In this role he is Humanetics' representative for all topics regarding dummy development as well as for the requirements of passive and active safety.
Dr. Arnauld Malak
Arnauld MALAK, PhD Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon (France) is founder of CTSim GmbH. Established since Dec. 2010 and headquarters in Heidelberg (Germany); CTSim is developing business activities in the field of passive safety.
Qualified by advanced degrees in Mechanical engineering, Dr. Arnauld MALAK has over 20 years experience in passive safety, CAE and occupant protection. He started as biomechanical engineer (IFSTTAR - INRETS) followed by 10 years as manager FE ATD developments within MECALOG and then ALTAIR Engineering in Europe & US. From 2009 he joined Denton COE GmbH as VP Manager and later Humanetics Europe GmbH. Since 2010 Dr. Arnauld MALAK is acting as Managing Director for CTSim GmbH.
Dr. Arnauld MALAK is also in charge of technical development for ARGOSY-XAC of the Crash Test Barriers since 2017.
Instron Structural Testing Systems
Steve Mareno will be presenting Vehicle Pitch Simulation – Data collection, target identification, and simulation. Steve has been with Instron for more than 15 years and has been part of the catapult team since his involvement with the first successful pitching system in 2002. Since that time he has been a part of the development team for each iteration of the design including the latest generation high speed pitching systems.
Michiel van Ratingen, PhD, PDEng, Msc (1966) studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht. Michiel joined TNO Netherlands and completed his PhD at Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht. Michiel joined TNO Automotive in 1995 where he first got involved in vehicle crash safety research and development. In 2005 he joined First Technology Safety Systems (now Humanetics Innovative Solutions) as Technical Director. At FTSS he was responsible for global engineering activities, including design and validation of crash test dummies, dummy sensors and computer models. Since 2007 Michiel is acting Secretary General of the European New Car Assessment Program Euro NCAP in Brussels, Belgium. He implemented the organisations’ most recent rating scheme updates, including the introduction of crash avoidance technology testing. He is a technical advisor to the Global NCAP and Latin NCAP programmes.
Perfecte Sanchis (1961) has a master degree in Mechanical Engineering (EUETIB), also in Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) and PDG (IESE Business School). After having worked in companies like PEGASO (now part of IVECO) and SEAT (now part of the VW Group) and having taught during some years, Mr. Sanchis decided to found ENCOPIM in 1995 together with another partner. Today, he has been leading the company as Managing Director for over 20 years.
BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute
Andre Seeck is head of the division "Vehicle Technology" with the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt). In this position he is responsible for the preparation of European Safety Regulations. Furthermore he represents the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in the Board of Directors of Euro NCAP and he is the chairman of the strategy group on automated driving and of the rating system. These positions enable him to gain deep insight into current and future developments in vehicle safety. In 2017 NHTSA awarded him the U. S. Government Special Award of Appreciation.
Kistler Instrumente GmbH
After completion of his studies in electrical engineering at the technical college in Mannheim, Germany,
Alexander Schmitt started his career in 1999 as Sales Engineer at Endevco in the general vibration measurement business.
From 2001 to 2012 he worked at Denton COE GmbH and later Humanetics Europe GmbH as European Sales Engineer for crash test dummies, crash dummy instrumentation and related products and services
In June 2012 he joined Kistler Automotive GmbH, his current position is Business Development Manager Europe in the business field Crash & Vehicle Safety.
Mr. Bodo Streich, MEng, has graduated in 1983 in Technology of Electronics. In 1991, after 8 years of hard- and software development for semiconductor test systems he joined the HuDe corporation as a project manager for test bench development. With the upcoming application of airbag technology in common vehicles Mr. Streich became a specialist for testing technology of passive safety systems. Since 1998 he is responsible for the worldwide sales and customer relationship. In 2008 Mr. Streich became a Vice President and shareholder and today he is the Marketing & Sales Director of the Automotive Division of HuDe company in Erkelenz, Germany.
Seattle Safety Europe GmbH
Philipp Toelke is general manager of the Seattle Safety Germany GmbH which is a 100% daughter company of Seattle Safety LLC in Seattle.
Philipp is responsible for the European market and works very close with the engineering in Seattle at the development and market introduction of new Seattle Safety products like the crash facility update he will present, today.
Philipp has a diploma degree in Engineering from Braunschweig University (Germany) and he worked in the field of vehicle safety for the last 17 years.
Some of you might know Philipp from his former position as longtime CEO of Concept/Microsys.
XSENSOR Technology Corporation
Terry Wason is a Senior Manager in the Business Development Team at XSENSOR Technology Corporation. He is an MBA with specialization in International Trade and has managed sales channels in over 60 countries for products and solutions in Automotive, Telecom, Oil and Gas sectors. He has been with Xsensor for over 2 years now and has been engaged in taking the new technology to the markets in Asia and North America. He has the experience of testing and demos of the technology at leading OEMs, Research Labs and Tier 1 suppliers.
Chongqing Messring Trading Co.,LTD
In 2004, Guang Zhu graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. After his graduation, he has worked at Chongqing Chang’an Automobile Co., Ltd for ten years, serving as Project Manager for the development of new vehicle models and Head of Safety Performance Testing at Chang'an Automobile's R&D Center.
Since 2013, Guang Zhu has been General Manager of Chongqing MESSRING Trading Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of MESSRING GmbH, which is responsible for technical service, sales management, project implementation and operations in China.