Speakers 2019

Dr. Stefan Doch
Dr. Stefan Doch
Managing Director and Senior Partner, ITCL GmbH

Dr. Stefan Doch has been the Managing Director and Senior Partner of International Transfer Center for Logistics (ITCL) GmbH since 2010. He is a Visiting Lecturer for Logistics Planning at Technische Universität Berlin since 2012. He was Research Associate at the Department of Logsitics of Technische Universität Berlin between 2006 and 2009.

Dr. Doch holds a PhD in Supply Chain Segmentation Strategies and a master’s degree in business information systems and business administration. Besides others, he specialises in management of logistics and digitalization strategy development projects, logistics system planning and optimization as well as outsourcing of logistics services in aftermarket and production logistics.

Martin Dorsman
Martin Dorsman
Secretary General, ECSA – European Community Shipowners’ Association

Martin Dorsman has been the Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations since 1 November 2017. From June 2011 to the date of his appointment as Secretary General he had been the managing director of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR). From September 2006 to June 2011 he had been the KVNR’s deputy managing director.

Before joining the KVNR he had been employed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and as such had been working on macro-economic policy, regional economic policy and R&D-policy. In 1999 he joined the Ministry of Transport, where he was responsible for fiscal maritime policy and other maritime policies. The last two years of his employment at the ministry of Transport he was head of unit for the team responsible for the Betuwe freight rail track, running from the Port of Rotterdam to the German border.

Lars Eirmann
Dr. Lars Eiermann
Vice-President Engineering, MAN

Experienced Vice President in R&D with a demonstrated history of working in the Automotive Industry, Consultancy and Executive Training. Skilled in Strategic Management, Agile Transformation & Agile in Hardware, Lean Management, Governance, Business Planning, Operations Management, Purchasing and Logistics as Leadership and Change Management.

Passion for Sustainable & Autonomous Mobility, Lean Startup and Mentoring.

Wolfgang Gobel
Wolfgang Göbel
President, ECG

Wolfgang Göbel has been working for the Mosolf Group for 40 years. He began his career at the automobile logistics specialist as an assistant to the management team and later became head of the sales/marketing and logistics department.

In May 2016 he was appointed to the position of Chief Sales Officer and member of the Management Board of the company. Wolfgang Göbel is responsible in his new remit for all the sales activities and the long-term sales strategy of the group. At the same time, he continues to exercise his previous positions within the company, which include his tasks as Managing Director of the Mosolf subsidiaries Mosolf Automotive Railway, Mosolf Logistics & Services and SAT Sächsische Autotransport und Service.

Mr. Göbel became President of ECG in May 2016 after the elections at the ECG General Assembly. Prior to this he served as Vice-President of the Association from 2009, and has been an ECG Board member since 2003.

Eddy Liegois
Eddy Liégeois
Head of Unit Road Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission

Eddy Liégeois is Head of the Road transport unit since January 2015. He is responsible for internal market and social issues in commercial road transport, as well as for all aspects related to road charging. Previously Eddy was assistant of the Director General in DG MOVE (2005-2010) and Head of the legal unit in the same DG (2010-2014).

Before joining the European Commission in 1996, Eddy has worked in the private sector. He studied law.

Bernhard Mattes
Bernhard Mattes
President, VDA

Bernhard Mattes was born in Wolfsburg in 1956 and studied economics at the University of Hohenheim. He held a variety of sales-related posts at BMW from 1982 to 1999. He then joined the Management Board at Ford Werke, which he chaired from 2002 to 2016, and simultaneously (from 2006) held the post of Vice President of the European Ford Customer Service Division. Since January 1, 2017, he has had a seat on the supervisory board at Ford Werke and on the Presidential Board of DEKRA. On March 1, 2018, Mattes became President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).

Tanja Mattheis
Tanja Mattheis
Key Account Manager, BLG Automotive Logistics

Tanja Mattheis has been working for BLG Logistics Group for the past 10 years. She started her career as a management trainee at BLG. Afterwards she gained experience as a Key Account Manager for the Automobile division, before she was appointed as head of order processing at the terminal in Bremerhaven.

After completing the ECG Academy in 2013 with the renowned Giovanni Paci Award she was elected as a board member of EAAG. Since 2019 she is a permanent representative of EAAG in the ECG board meetings.

Filippo Rizzi Ariani
Filippo Rizzi Ariani
Commercial Manager, Grimaldi Group

Filippo Rizzi Ariani has been working for the Grimaldi Group for the past 12 years. He started his career as an opearations junior executive and afterwards he gained experience as a Commercial Manager.

After completing the ECG Academy in 2010 he was elected as a board member of EAAG – The ECG Academy Advisory Group. His training background includes a degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Logistics and Transport.

Monica Schickler
Dr. Monica Schmickler
Transportation Sourcing & Quality, Daimler AG

Dr. Monica Schmickler is responsible for the transportation procurement within Daimler’s WorldwideTransportation organization for Cars, Vans & Trucks. Since 1997, she has had different management positions in logistics e.g. for the planning and the quality of finished vehicles as well as in International Procurement Services.

Monica holds a degree of Technical Business Administration.

Mike Sturgeon
Mike Sturgeon
Executive Director, ECG

Mike Sturgeon has been Executive Director of ECG – the Association of European Vehicle Logistics – since March 2010. Representing over 100 European companies from almost 30 countries who move finished vehicles by road, river, rail and sea. For over 20 years ECG has provided a platform for the Finished Vehicle Logistics sector through a Secretariat based in Brussels.

Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive logistics sector which has included a wide variety of roles working both for an OEM (16 years with Toyota) and also for logistics suppliers (LSPs). This extensive experience in all aspects of managing the finished vehicle supply chain has provided the ideal background to effectively represent this specialised industry at European level in all respects.

Prior to joining the motor industry Mike had a varied career which included 8 years in the military (unusually he served in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force) and a short spell as a stockbroker.

Christoph Sturmer
Christoph Stürmer
Global Lead Analyst, PwC Autofacts

Christoph Stürmer is the Global Lead Analyst of Autofacts, PwC’s independent competence and research network on the global automotive industry. He has been active in and for the automotive industry for over 20 years.

PwC Autofacts is an international team of automotive industry analysts and consultants. The team focusses on the research and forecast of automotive production, as well as major changes and trends. With their expertise, the Autofacts experts support automotive companies around the world as well as the global PwC automotive consulting network with is more than 2,000 specialists in more than 50 countries.

Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas
General Manager, Vehicle Logistics, Toyota Motor Europe

Steve has been with Toyota for 27 years, undertaking roles across the supply chain – Supplier Development, Inbound Logistics, Internal Logistics and, since 2014, Outbound Logistics.

Within Vehicle Logistics, Steve has focussed on improving Toyota’s on-time delivery performance. More recently, Steve has recognised the need to make a step change in the safety of vehicle logistics operations. As Toyota has proceeded on this path, Steve has realised the need to create an industry-wide cooperation for safety. In March 2018, Steve and Jan van Assen (Koopman), launched the ECG Health & Safety Working Group.

Prior to his career with Toyota, Steve worked for 11 years in the Automotive Supply Industry and graduated as a Production Engineer.

Ruud Vossebeld
Ruud Vossebeld
Director Business Development, INFORM GmbH

Ruud Vossebeld is active for INFORM since 2010 as Director Business Development focusing on Finished Vehicle Logistics.

With his background in the automotive industry (DAF Trucks, Nissan Europe) and supply chain software (Baan Company and global supply chain software companies) he is interested in new innovations in the area of automotive, technology and logistics. Further digitalization, optimization and transformation of the automotive industry are the very exciting topics of the next 10 years to come.

INFORM with its 800 optimization experts provides the automotive OEM’s and the logistic service providers with intelligent software where they can realize 5-20% efficiencies in their network, transport or compound activities. Higher efficiency leads also to more sustainable solutions.

Jorg Walther
Jörg Walther
Programme Manager for EDI and eBusiness, VDA

Jörg Walther has been working for the VDA, the German Association of the Automotive Industry since 2010. He is responsible for EDI and eBusiness in the Production & Logistics Department. In the years 2008-2013 (partly parallel to the work for the VDA) program manager at Odette International.

Jörg Walther has more than 20 years’ experience in project work for VDA and Odette in the field of EDI, resulting in a profound understanding of the logistics processes and their support by various IT technologies. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree (Production Process Control) and an MBA.

Peter Weiss
Peter Weiss
Principal, PW & Partners LLC

Peter is Founder and Principal of PW & Partners LLC, an Advisory firm for Global SCM with focus on the Automotive Industry based in Michigan. He retired in June 2019 as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Coordination after a nearly 30-year career at Chrysler/FCA.

He received his Dipl.Ing./Master of Science & Economics in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Technology, Graz, Austria and joined Chrysler in 1990 as a Manufacturing Logistics Planner in Graz.

Moved in 1995 to the Chrysler Headquarters in Michigan and held several positions of increasing responsibility in International Material Supply for Operations and Strategy and Supply Chain Integration in the DaimlerChrysler Merger Team.

After a range of senior appointments in 2015 Peter was appointed as Head of EMEA Supply Chain Management department and Member of EMEA Steering Committee and moved to Turin. He then assumed the additional responsibility for Global Cross-Region Supply Chain Coordination directly reporting to FCA Group CEO Mr. Sergio Marchionne.

In 2018, maintaining his role as Global Supply Chain Coordinator, he was appointed Head of Maserati & Alfa Romeo Operations in Modena for the global Planning and Distribution of Maserati and Alfa Romeo globally and eventually moved back to Michigan in 2019 and retired from FCA and founded PW & Partners LLC.

Peter served from 2008 – 2012 on the RSTAC – Advisory Council to the US Surface Transportation Board in Washington and from 2012 -2015 on the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Detroit. In August 2019 Peter got appointed to serve on the Board of ASCM – The Association for Supply Chain Management – The global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership, based in Chicago.

Dorian Wohr
Dorian Wöhr
Assistant to the CEO, MOSOLF Group

Dorian Wöhr studied Business Administration at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Stuttgart and the University of California, Santa Barbara with a focus on logistics management. Already during his studies, he worked as part of a dual trainee program at the MOSOLF Group, where he has gained experience in automotive retail solutions and process management. Upon graduation, he became Assistant to the CEO, the position he still holds today. He is inter alia responsible for various business development projects at group level.

Dorian participated in the ECG Academy 2018/2019 and finished it with the renowned Giovanni Paci Award.