Our management team leads the industry

They are some of the world's leading experts on vehicle safety and biomechanical engineering. They have a passion to lead their teams to develop the best devices, service the needs of our incredible customers worldwide and ensure that people are safe every time they get into a car.


 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris is the global leader of the Humanetics Group and is one the industry's recognized experts on vehicle and occupant safety. He is a retired Colonel in the US Army Reserves and a board member of several fast growth engineering businesses. He can often be found calculating velocity and winds speeds on the golf course, or tuning the torque on one of his engines.

Chief Financial Officer

Amit is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Humanetics Group responsible for our investments and financial performance. Amit has extensive experience leading financial teams and operational processes at Ford and FLIR Systems, and at managing a diverse portfolio of companies at the Piston Group. He is a bad golfer and is committed to mentor young people aspiring to become engineers and business leaders.

Vice President of Human Resources

Janis leads the Human Resource function for the Humanetics Group and represents the needs of our 850 employees across 13 markets. Her experience working with both mature and startup companies helps to shape her guidance for all aspects of the human resource function. The best part of her day is to spend time with family and finding ways to give back to the community.

President, Humanetics Safety

Mark leads our Safety group globally. He has deep experience working across Europe, India and China leading product and engineering management in the industrial, automotive, consumer and energy industries. When he's not with his wife and two kids, he likes to explore the countryside in his passion for motorbiking.

President, Humanetics Digital

Karsten Newbury is President of Humanetics Digital, responsible for leading our software and digital solutions portfolio and working across the group to innovate with advanced data, software development, and AIOT-based Industry 4.0 systems. He brings significant experience in industrial B2B technology at Siemens and Gerber Technology, building and leading software and process automation businesses serving the industrial, automotive and fashion sectors. Karsten is a passionate skier and lives with his wife, two kids and their golden retriever. 

President, Humanetics Sensors & Chief Marketing Officer

Barney leads the Humanetics Sensor group and marketing growth programs, strategic communications, and customer experience design. He has led marketing and digital transformations in Europe, Asia and the USA in B2B, B2C and agency sectors, for clients like IBM, VW, Huawei, Qualcomm and Mercer Consulting. Barney is a British and American citizen, a bad runner and avid cook.

Vice President of Corporate Development

Bryan leads the corporate development for Humanetics identifying potential partnerships and acquisitions and managing their integration into the Humanetics Group. Coming from the investment banking world, he is a rare numbers person with strategic vision and a creative side. He likes nothing more than to spend his time in northern Michigan with his family and logging the miles on his bike.

Vice President Emerging Technologies

Sanket leads Business Development and Product Strategy for active safety (ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle) business. With his strong technology background, and a passion for developing customer and partner relations, he has built multi-million dollar businesses for companies such as Avaya, IBM, Infostretch and Larsen & Toubro. Sanket is a trained actor and singer who enjoys hosting his friends for movie and karaoke nights.

Humanetics SAFETY Management Team

President, Humanetics Safety

Mark leads our Safety group globally. He has deep experience working across Europe, India and China leading product and engineering management in the industrial, automotive, consumer and energy industries. When he's not with his wife and two kids, he likes to explore the countryside in his passion for motorbiking.

Sales & Marketing Director Americas

Brad leads our US, Canadian and South American Sales and Marketing activity. He has extensive experience of the automotive sector through his work at AVL with GM and FCA. He also has a deep knowledge of champagne – notably he is a “Chevalier” in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne – and firmly holds the conviction that “champagne makes everything better”.

Director of Sales Europe

Gerhard manages Humanetics' European sales team for all passive safety and ATD products. With 25 years of service in the industry he is a well known expert and leader in the European vehicle crash and safety community. Being a father of four kids the safety of vehicles is of major interest for Gerhard.

Vice President Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering for Humanetics, Ken is a well-known and respected engineering leader in automotive safety development. He has dedicated over 25 years to the development of vehicle crashworthiness and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users. Ken, along with his wife and two daughters, loves traveling, visiting National Parks and working on projects at his cottage. 

Director of Business Development (Passive Safety)

In 1998, Klaus began his career in the field of vehicle safety and development. He created the sophisticated E-Liner system for passive safety testing, and went on to found the FronTone company in 2005 to promote this advanced technology.  Klaus supports the global sales team with passive safety business development.

Global Director of Sales 

Markus Schmidl joined the Humanetics team in 2012 with the goal of taking a thorough look at the product offerings and answering the question – how can we make these products even better than they already are? With his background in printing press machine sales at Heidelberger, Markus already knew that in a machine-driven workflow, maximum efficiency is critical to success. 

General Manager China

Peter is responsible for managing Humanetics business and operations in China. Since he joined in 2006 Peter is helped to build strong connections with the automotive passive and active safety community in China. He likes to play table tennis with his son and enjoys the cheers of his little daughter no matter who wins the game.

General Manager India

Pradeep is responsible for managing Humanetics Operations in India and leading the  CAE product sales in India & South East Asia. He is a Master in Mechanical engineering, a PHD in transport safety and has managed multi-million dollar vehicle safety research programs in the US and India. With a keen sense of danger, he is a passionate cyclist, and loves to recharge playing badminton, cooking & spending time with family.

Vice President Operations

Sunik is in charge of managing the operations, manufacturing and delivery of Humanetics' test devices to our clients. He has extensive experience in testing equipment manufacturing, supporting business growth and oversee expansion, quality control and customer focus. Sunik loves the outdoors and enjoys playing tennis and golf, mountain biking, and fishing in his free time.

General Manager Japan

Yuji is Managing Director of Humanetics in Japan overseeing our sales and operations. Yuji is one of the longest serving members of the Humanetics team and has worked with the company for almost 30 years.  He is a passionate cook, so when he is not saving lives, the best part of his day is cooking with his family enjoying sushi, tempura, and Japanese style steak.

MG-Sensor Managing Director

Norbert is one of the Managing Directors and founders of mg-sensor. He is responsible for global sales and leads the sensor development and the production. He is an expert in the development of load cells and sensor technology, manufacturing and driving business forward with the focus on customer needs. Norbert has decades of extensive experience in the Automotive sector as well as mechanical engineering. In his spare time, he loves hiking, mountain biking and cooking.

MG-Sensor Managing Director

Andreas is one of the Managing Directors and founders of mg-sensor. He is graduated in mechanical engineering and completed 1997 his PhD in Methods Engineering, Environmental Technology and Material Science at the Technical University of Berlin. He leads the calibration laboratory, electronic and DAS development and is responsible for the global sales. Andreas is a Pioneer in new product and business developments. His vision is the link between the meaning of life and corporate profit. He loves to travel and enjoys sailing and hiking in his free time.

Humanetics DIGITAL Management Team

President, Humanetics Digital

Karsten Newbury is President of Humanetics Digital, responsible for leading our software and digital solutions portfolio and working across the group to innovate with advanced data, software development, and AIOT-based Industry 4.0 systems. He brings significant experience in industrial B2B technology at Siemens and Gerber Technology, building and leading software and process automation businesses serving the industrial, automotive and fashion sectors. Karsten is a passionate skier and lives with his wife, two kids and their golden retriever. 

Chief Innovation Officer, Humanetics Digital

Andreas is a graduate in telecommunications and electronics engineering and studied electrical engineering and cybernetics in Graz and Munich. In 1994 he completed his PhD at the Technical University of Munich with distinction and received the Ströbl Prize of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior for his scientific achievements. His concept of putting the human being at the heart of product development and production was the key for his success. Human Solutions is the world market leader with the digital human model RAMSIS, which is used for the development of vehicle interiors. When time permits, he enjoys traveling to foreign countries, taking photographs, mountain biking or participating in classic car rallies.

Chief Product Officer, Humanetics Digital

Bachar is one of the leading experts in CAE software, a pioneer of software virtual simulations to help advance vehicle safety and design. He has built and led the CAE team at Humanetics CAE for over 10 years. When he's not engineering, you can catch him (if you can) biking, hiking or traveling to discover new places. 

Managing Director of CAE

Robert Kant is the Managing Director of the CAE team responsible for global sales, engineering and our customer partnerships. He has deep expertise in finite element applications in the crash test sector and has run product, customer service and sales teams in Europe. He likes to travel, enjoys long distance walks and starts every day with a cold shower.

General Manager for Sales & Marketing

Anton started his career in sales and gained management experience in global IT-companies. He joined Human Solutions in 2002 and helped to expand the international business. Recently he was responsible for the Business Unit Ergonomics. In his time “outside the workplace” he likes to play tennis, is interested in all types of cars and he likes to ride motorcycle.

General Manager for Research and Development

Michael started his career in a predecessor company of Human Solutions where he was responsible for software development in various areas. He was part of the Human Solutions family right from the beginning with the foundation in 2002. He was responsible for product development and also for various business units, most recently Avalution. In his spare time he likes to cook, travel and ride a bike.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Software Center of Excellence

Sandy leads our team of cloud computing and big data experts to advance the use of technology and software best practices in the areas of Passive and Active Safety, Simulation (CAE), Ergonomics, and in our Sensors division. Sandy has 30 years of software development and technology leadership experience from organizations like Siemens, Global Stratecom, and Exxon Mobil. Sandy is not only a technology expert, but also a very people-focused leader who knows how to build strong team relationships that connect on deeper interpersonal levels.

Humanetics SENSOR Management Team

President, Humanetics Sensors & Chief Marketing Officer

Barney leads the Humanetics Sensor group and marketing growth programs, strategic communications, and customer experience design. He has led marketing and digital transformations in Europe, Asia and the USA in B2B, B2C and agency sectors, for clients like IBM, VW, Huawei, Qualcomm and Mercer Consulting. Barney is a British and American citizen, a bad runner and avid cook.

Managing Director, Fibercore

Joining Fibercore as Chief Technology Officer in September 2020, Dom became Managing Director of Fibercore a year later, November 2021. With over 20 years of post-PhD industrial leadership of multiple industries, across international locations and with top-tier blue-chip experience, Dom is experienced in driving successful outcomes for customers by delivering on advanced technologies

Global Managing Director, OpTek Systems

Bruce joined OpTek as Global Managing Director in November 2021 and has been responsible for bringing each highly skilled team together across our worldwide facilities to deliver the laser machining process solutions we provide for our customers. Bruce’s in-depth understanding of materials, finishing and manufacturing techniques and how this can be applied to an application to deliver customer satisfaction, has enabled him to deliver solutions across a range of markets such as Aerospace & Defence, Telecommunications, Medical and Automotive.

Vice President & Managing Director, HITEC Sensors

As Vice President & Managing Director of HITEC Sensors, George is responsible for both the United States and Sri Lankan business entities. He has spent the majority of his career within the Group and has developed relationships across many industries to deliver unique customer solutions for our clients. When he's not instrumenting the largest turbines in the world with strain gauge sensors, in the twilight hours George can be found in his shop restoring one of his vintage trucks.


 

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