Dipl.-Ing. (TU) Thomas Schmidt

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Background of Experience

Over 23 years international Project Management and Interim Management

Focus in Automotive, Agriculture, Project-, Program- and Portfolio Management, R&D, Product Life-cycle (E&E-Systems, e.g. Autonomous Driving, Driver Assistance, Engine- and Transmission Systems...), e.g. For VW, Daimler, Porsche, BMW, Ford, Claas, Navistar, Continental, Valeo

Professional Career:

  • Studies in Electrical Engineering (TU Darmstadt)
  • Education as Intl. Coach
  • Project Director acc. to IPMA®
  • Manager at Siemens Automotive (PM, Quality, Manufacturing, Controlling) (1995-2004)
  • Director at SiemensVDO (USA) (2004-2007)
  • Vice President at Continental (2007 - 2008)
  • Business Consultant & Interim Manager (2008 to present)

Main focus:

  • Automotive and agricultural engineering (Tier1 and OEM)
  • E&E components and systems (Chassis & Safety, Powertrain, Infotainment)
  • Project, Program and Portfolio Management (GPM / IPMA®), Change Management
  • Product Development and Product-Life-Cycle
  • Design-to-Cost in R&D


  • Program-Manager/Task-Force-Leader for Autonomous Driving (Automated / Remote Parking)
  • Program Manager for a Multi-Information System + Autonomous Driving (GPS)
  • Interim Program Manager for development, implementation and execution of a training and certification concept for Project Manager
  • Interim Manager for the introduction of standardized PM for generic projects
  • Interim PM, Purchasing and Quality Lead for an LPG Engine Injection System (Alternative Fuel)