Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Ford-Werke GmbH - Qepler Summits And Conferences

Dr. Thomas Schmitz

Global Core Suspension Manager
Ford-Werke GmbH
Cologne, Germany
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Over 20 years experience in various positions in Vehicle Dynamics, Program Management and Chassis Engineering PhD in Mechatronics in 1994 at the University of Duisburg (Prof. Hiller / Prof. Wallentowitz)

Job content:

  • Global responsibility for all suspension components within Ford Motor. Comp.
  • Leading the Global Suspension Team with sub-departments in all global regions (EU, NA, India, China)
  • Responsibility for Chassis system design, suspension concepts and strategies
  • Development of new technologies for suspension, frames and suspension controls
  • Commodity business planning

Related Sessions:

Automotive Suspension
Systems Summit 2019

Improving suspension engineering with new techs, materials & methods. Lightweighting, connectivity & ADAS.
  • 21 May 2019
  • Berlin, DE
  • Automotive
Day 2: Wednesday, 22 May 2019
BLOCK: LIGHTWEIGHTING & NEW MATERIALS FOR SUSPENSION SYSTEMS.
CASE STUDY: Weight Efficient Suspension Systems for Passenger Cars.
  • Vehicle Level Weight Benchmarking and Weight Trends
  • Lightweight Development and Decision Making Process
  • Methods to Weight Optimize Suspension Systems and Components
  • Application of Various Light Weight Materials
  • Specific Examples
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