Network Mobility goes Additive

Executive and Advisory Board

Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tive is a neu­tral net­work that deals with the pos­si­bil­i­ties of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing. Our focus is on the chal­lenges of the indus­try. To rep­re­sent the inter­ests of our mem­bers, we are orga­nized as fol­lows:

Uwe Fresenborg

Uwe Fre­sen­borg in his posi­tion as CEO of DB Fahrzeu­g­in­stand­hal­tung GmbH rep­re­sents the inter­ests of Deutsche Bahn AG Group with more than 300,000 employ­ees world­wide. Con­sid­ered from his side, the one of the users, there is a big inter­est in hav­ing com­po­nents avail­able quick­ly. He sees the great poten­tial of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing par­tic­u­lar­ly in spare parts man­age­ment.

After grad­u­at­ing as a mechan­i­cal engi­neer with focus on aero­space tech­nol­o­gy in Bre­men, he gained a lot of expe­ri­ence in the aeropace indus­try for 22 years, includ­ing the top­ic of 3D print­ing. As the ini­tia­tor and cha­ri­man of the Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tive net­work his main con­cern is the pro­mo­tion of 3D print­ing in the mobil­i­ty and logis­tics sec­tor and, along with strong part­ners, to estab­lish it as a tech­nol­o­gy for indus­tri­al ser­i­al pro­duc­tion.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann
Vice Chairmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmel­mann is head­ing the Insti­tute of Laser and Sys­tem Tech­nolo­gies at Ham­burg Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy since the year 2001. With his team of researchers he is per­form­ing research and devel­op­ment in the field of laser addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing, abla­tion, cut­ting and weld­ing as well as design and analy­sis of laser com­po­nents and sys­tems for auto­mo­tive, ship­yard, air­craft, tool­ing, poly­mer and med­ical indus­try.

As an author of more than 400 nation­al and inter­na­tion­al pub­li­ca­tions, Prof. Emmel­mann found­ed the LZN Laser Zen­trum Nord GmbH in 2009 as a spin-off of the TUHH and is man­ag­ing it since then.

The LZN trans­fers the lat­est research results from laser mate­r­i­al pro­cess­ing in indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions and car­ries out research and devel­op­ment projects for lead­ing tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies such as Air­bus, Audi, BMW, Cloos, Daim­ler, Siemens, Trumpf and VW.

Johannes Emmelheinz
Member of the board

Johannes Emmel­heinz  is CEO Cus­tomer Ser­vices of Siemens Mobil­i­ty GmbH. After a study of bio­med­ical tech­nol­o­gy at Uni­ver­si­ty Gießen he gained expe­ri­ence in med­ical and mobil­i­ty indus­try for over 30 years. 
“Addi­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing (AM) is a deci­sive step in inno­va­tion. In the ser­vice we are enabled to have spare parts of small quan­ti­ties both cost-effec­tive and rapid­ly avail­able for the entire life­time of the prod­uct . We are able to rev­o­lu­tion­ize the logis­tics chains by print­ing the spare parts just on-site. In addi­tion AM offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to rapid­ly react with design cor­rec­tions to weak­ness­es which were recog­nised in the course of oper­a­tion. 

Faz­it: AM will lead to high­er avail­abil­i­ty and low­er total costs.”

Alain Eicher
Member of the board

Alain Eich­er joined SBB in 2007 and has been Head of Sup­ply Chain Pur­chas­ing Man­age­ment SBB Car­go AG since 2013. He holds a degree in busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion and most recent­ly an Exec­u­tive MBA Gen­er­al Man­age­ment at the Berne Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ences. In his career with 30 years of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence he has held var­i­ous posi­tions in dif­fer­ent indus­tries (mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, auto­mo­tive, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, chem­i­cal, food indus­try, IT and rail­way). He is respon­si­ble for man­ag­ing the entire val­ue chain in pro­cure­ment and logis­tics. mate­r­i­al logis­tics at SBB Car­go and ensures the avail­abil­i­ty of spare parts. mod­ern age Man­u­fac­tur­ing meth­ods such as addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing with short, flex­i­ble man­u­fac­tur­ing cycles help to fur­ther increase avail­abil­i­ty. There are great oppor­tu­ni­ties in the mate­ri­als man­age­ment, logis­tics and ware­hous­ing as well as future devel­op­ments in the Design of spare parts, assem­blies and plat­form con­cepts. In his inter­ests is pro­mot­ing and estab­lish­ing 3D print­ing by work­ing with strong part­ners from the indus­try and the rail­way envi­ron­ment.


Philip Janssen
cash auditor

Philip Janssen leads the pro­duc­tion of DB Fahrzeu­g­in­stand­hal­tung GmbH, the full-ser­vice provider for main­te­nance of rail vehi­cles with 13 loca­tions and about 7500 employ­ees. In his job dwell-times in work­shops are play­ing an impor­tant role and can be short­ened with the use of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing by quick­er pro­cure­ments of spare parts. There are also chances for sink­ing ware­house charges if com­po­nents are pro­duced as nec­es­sary.

With his back­ground as a for­mer man­age­ment con­sul­tant and grad­u­ate in busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion Philip Janssen sup­ports the net­work in an advi­so­ry role.

Advisory Council

Steffen Kuhn
Advisory counsellor

Stef­fen Kuhn is, togeth­er with Ste­fanie Brick­wede, co-founder and found­ing mem­ber of Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tive e.V.
After com­plet­ing his stud­ies in plas­tics tech­nol­o­gy in 1999, Mr. Kuhn first worked in the cen­tral research and devel­op­ment depart­ment of the Daim­ler­Chrysler Group before tak­ing on fur­ther posi­tions at the Ger­man com­pa­ny DELO Indus­tri­al Adhe­sives and the Amer­i­can aero­space group PPG. From 2006 to 2013 he was involved in the foun­da­tion and devel­op­ment of 4 com­pa­nies, most­ly in the posi­tion of CTO. In 2013 he entered the world of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing when he joined the busi­ness devel­op­ment team of the Bel­gian com­pa­ny Mate­ri­alise NV, one of the world’s largest 3D print­ing com­pa­nies. In 2018, Stef­fen Kuhn joined the Ger­man mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing com­pa­ny EOS GmbH and, as Senior Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er, assumed glob­al respon­si­bil­i­ty for busi­ness devel­op­ment in the ser­vice provider and emerg­ing mar­kets seg­ment. In May 2018, he will also assume over­all project respon­si­bil­i­ty for the Ini­tia­tive Deutsch­er Mit­tel­stand.

Mr Kuhn heads the Dig­i­tal Sup­ply Chain work­ing group at Mobil­i­ty goes Additve

Dr. Jens Elzenheimer
Advisory counsellor

Dr. Jens Elzen­heimer was born in Frankfurt/Main, is mar­ried and has 2 chil­dren. Dr. Elzen­heimer stud­ied indus­tri­al engi­neer­ing at the TU Darm­stadt and received his doc­tor­ate in the field of pro­duc­tion tech­nol­o­gy. He has been with Knorr-Bremse since 2015 and was respon­si­ble for Oper­a­tions at CoC Bogie Equip­ment. Since the begin­ning of 2018, as head of depart­ment glob­al he has respon­si­bil­i­ty for glob­al pro­duc­tion in the Rail Divi­sion. Before join­ing Knorr-Bremse, he head­ed the Lin­ear Tech­nol­o­gy divi­sion at SKF GmbH.
From active par­tic­i­pa­tion in the ‘Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tives’ net­work, Knorr-Bremse expects to get an exchange of infor­ma­tion on the lat­est devel­op­ments in sci­ence and research in this rapid­ly grow­ing field of tech­nol­o­gy. The inten­sive con­tact with machine man­u­fac­tur­ers, print­ing ser­vice providers, oper­a­tors and cus­tomers allows the ear­ly iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of prac­ti­cal poten­tial of this new tech­nol­o­gy. Knorr-Bremse is also involved in the joint devel­op­ment of stan­dards for the rail indus­try, e.g. in the approval process.

Dr. Andreas Leupold LL.M.
Advisory Counsellor

Dr. Andreas Leupold is work­ing as a lawyer for com­pa­nies from all over the world for more than 20 years with the main focus in the legal areas IT, new tech­nolo­gies, data pro­tec­tion, media, licens­es and indus­tri­al prop­er­ty rights. As a tri­al lawyer in all instances for some very well-known com­pa­nies and groups of com­pa­nies, he has many years of legal prac­tice. He is list­ed in the Han­dels­blatt list of the best busi­ness lawyers and in the Best Lawyers Ger­many List for infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy and media law. In 2016, his law firm Leupold Legal was award­ed with the “Glob­al Law Experts – 3D Print­ing Law Firm of the Year in Ger­many” Award and in 2017 it received the Cor­po­rate Intl Glob­al Award “3D Print­ing Sec­tor Law Firm of the Year Ger­many”.

For sev­er­al years now, Dr. Leupold is work­ing inten­sive­ly on devel­op­ments in the field of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing and the asso­ci­at­ed legal require­ments for com­pa­nies. He gives lec­tures on indus­tri­al 3D print­ing & law and runs in-house work­shops for man­age­ment and legal depart­ments in large com­pa­nies. He is author of the guide “3D Druck, Addi­tive Fer­ti­gung und Rapid Man­u­fac­tur­ing” pub­lished by Ver­lag Franz Ahlen, and edi­tor of the work for com­pa­nies “3D Print­ing: Recht, Wirtschaft und Tech­nik des indus­triellen 3D-Drucks”, which will be released in sum­mer 2017 and in which authors from indus­try and legal sci­ences dis­cuss the lat­est top­ics of 3D print­ing for com­pa­nies. In addi­tion, Dr. Leupold, togeth­er with Judge Silke Gloss­ner, is edi­tor of the munich lawyer’s guide for IT law pub­lished by C.H.Beck. Lawyer Dr. Andreas Leupold is found­ing mem­ber and advi­so­ry coun­cil of Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tive e.V.

Gero Corman
Advisory Counsellor

Gero Cor­man is respon­si­ble for 3D-Print­ing/Ad­di­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing in the Group Dig­i­tal­iza­tion of the 12 auto­mo­tive brands of Volk­swa­gen AG.
He has a Bachelor/Master degree in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty. Gero Cor­man spent time at UC Berke­ley and was a vis­it­ing schol­ar at the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy. At MIT he con­duct­ed research in the field of ener­gy and resource effi­cien­cy of Addi­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies.
After grad­u­at­ing, he joined the Boston Con­sult­ing Group where he was a core mem­ber of BCG’s Oper­a­tions Cen­ter with a focus on Lean & Man­u­fac­tur­ing. Lat­er, he became BCG top­ic expert for 3D-Print­ing/AM.
Since the begin­ning of 2017, Gero Cor­man is part of the Dig­i­tal­iza­tion team at the Volk­swa­gen Group. Work­ing now on a strate­gic lev­el, he still enjoys design­ing and print­ing ideas with his 3D-print­er at home.

Klaus Roeser
Advisory Counsellor

For 24 years Klaus Roeser has been work­ing for the Paul Schock­emöh­le group and since 2007 amongst oth­ers as man­ag­ing direc­tor with Paul Schock­emöh­le Logis­tics GmbH & Co.KG (PSL). In this time he has been respon­si­ble for devel­op­ing PSL into a mod­ern, mid­dle sized logis­tics com­pa­ny seat­ed in the heart of the eco­nom­i­cal­ly strong “Old­en­burg­er Mün­ster­land” in north­west Ger­many. Dri­ven by a strong entre­pre­neur­ial approach, he is con­vinced about the impor­tance of spot­ting dis­rup­tive poten­tials of 3D busi­ness mod­els at an ear­ly stage and to act accord­ing­ly and deci­sive. He is active in trans­fer­ring the 3D tech­nol­o­gy into the small and medi­um sized busi­ness sec­tor in eco­nom­i­cal­ly strong rur­al areas. Ever since he was a child and dur­ing mil­i­tary ser­vice, bank appren­tice­ship and his stud­ies in busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion Klaus Roeser has been devot­ed to hors­es; these days in his role as chef d’équipe he is a strong pil­lar of the suc­cess­ful Ger­man nation­al dres­sage team.

Oliver Cynamon
Advisory Counsellor

After study­ing busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion at the Friedrich-Alexan­der-Uni­ver­si­ty Erlan­gen-Nurem­berg, Oliv­er Cyna­mon ini­tial­ly worked as a man­age­ment con­sul­tant for ten years. He then held var­i­ous posi­tions in the print­ing and media indus­try for a fur­ther ten years as a mem­ber of the board of direc­tors, exec­u­tive board and man­ag­ing direc­tor. Par­al­lel to this, he began his way into addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing in 2013 when he found­ed a start-up com­pa­ny that devel­oped cus­tomiz­able lifestyle prod­ucts in the pre­mi­um seg­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned design­ers, man­u­fac­tured them using addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing and sold them both online and offline. Since July 2017 Oliv­er Cyna­mon has been respon­si­ble for busi­ness devel­op­ment at FIT AG, which aims to devel­op new prod­ucts on an inter­na­tion­al lev­el and thus open up new mar­kets.