Our management team leads the industry
We are focused on accelerating the growth of our operating companies by helping them access new markets and develop solutions in high growth sectors. Our management team has a proven track record of delivering business impact across industry sectors and geographic markets.
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.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jeff leads the commercial and sales teams across the Humanetics Group. An engineer by training he has worked at the cutting edge of automotive innovation with Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover and AVL. Originally from Northern Ireland, he studied in Edinburgh, has worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and now lives in Detroit, USA. Jeff dedicates his spare time to his family and enjoys reading, cooking and tending to the garden.
Chief Marketing Officer
Barney leads the 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.
Mike Van Horn
Chief Operating Officer
Mike is in charge of managing the operations, manufacturing and delivery of Humanetics' test devices to our clients. He has extensive automotive and manufacturing experience in quality, manufacturing and R&D teams. When not operating our global business he decompresses with his family and friends hunting, fishing and boating.
Head of Human Resources
Janis leads the Human Resource function for the Humanetics Group and represents the needs of our 800 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.
Head 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.
Operating company leadership
CEO, OpTek Systems
Mike is the founder and CEO of OpTek and continues to lead business development and operations in EU, US and Asia. He has physics degrees from Oxford University and Imperial College, and has been one of the leading pioneers to harness the precision manufacturing capabilities of lasers. His passions are swimming and music, but not at the same time.
Chris is the founder and CEO of Fibercore remains deeply involved in technical innovation, manufacturing and business development. As one of the industry's acknowledged leaders, he is credited as co-inventor of the manufacturing technique used to produce the all-silica, dual-clad, rare-earth doped fiber that has probably been used in more of the world’s high power fiber amplifiers than any other design. He is a doting father and loves to spend time in the countryside.
Managing Director, HITEC Sensor Developments
George is the Managing Director 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.
Dr. Andreas Seidl
CEO, Human Solutions
Andreas is the founder and CEO of Human Solutions. He 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.