Ingo Karb is a mechanical engineer and spent his career at EADS and the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart. Here he was involved in building the textile preforming department. Mr Karb has led research and industry projects, and has primarily been engaged in the development of parts for serial production with tailored fibre placement and braiding, as well as resin transfer moulding (RTM) processes. Mr Karb developed the first carbon fibre reinforced bicycle parts that were automatically preformed, and also consulted during production ramp up. Mr Karb is responsible for engineering, preform production and software.
Thomas Dobiasch is a mechanical engineer (with a degree from a university of applied sciences). Before beginning at Compositence GmbH, Mr. Dobaisch worked in the automotive supply industry for 19 years, both nationally and internationally. Here, he has passed through all functional levels, starting with pure component development, to project management, up to key account management. As sales director at a large tier-1 company, Mr. Dobiasch was recently responsible for all corresponding customer issues: sales, customer satisfaction, customer and new project acquisition, as well as the necessary strategic planning.
Volker Witzel is an aviation and aerospace engineer. He was spokesman for the Composites Group at the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart and was one of the key persons in building the textile preforming department. He has led many research and industry projects and is a specialist in robot-supported preforming technologies and 3D reinforcements. Mr Witzel also spent several years in the future projects office at Airbus. He leads machine development and production at Compositence.