In January 2016 I was privileged to enter a new phase of my professional life. More than 33 years of activity as an owner and CEO lay behind me. I also wished to start working as a consultant, investor and business angel with a focus on innovation management, technology transfer and management consultancy in the field of security.
Ethical values, the legal framework conditions determine my personal understanding of business life. My concerns are best relations, trust and fairness in the relationship with all business partners and colleagues - in accordance with the tradition of the famous "respectable merchant", which goes back to the 16th century of the Nuremberg merchants.
More than three decades of experience
At the age of 28 in 1982 I founded MEDAV Digitale Signalverarbeitung GmbH after my studies and doctorate at the Chair of Telecommunications at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen. The aim was to introduce innovative digital signal processing technologies for products and systems in the market for measurement and communication technology.
With the foundation of LingKom GmbH in 1988, the spectrum of technologies covered was expanded to include multimedia and speech recognition. LingKom was divested to G-Data Software AG, Bochum, in 2001.
TeWiSoft GmbH was founded in 2000 in Ilmenau. Close cooperation with the Technical University of Ilmenau was an essential element of this initiative. TeWiSoft was merged with MEDAV in 2007 and contributed to the further positive development.
By 2012, MEDAV grew organically with high-end products in the field of signal acquisition and direction finding for the global security market. MEDAV proved its position as an innovative company with an excellent reputation in the international environment.
In 2012, Saab AB became the sole shareholder of Saab Medav Technologies GmbH after the sale of the company's shares. Under my management, Saab Medav Technologies GmbH continued to prosper as a highly profitable company with a turnover of approx. 30 million euros and an export share of approx. 90% until 2015.
Today, a team is ready to share expertise and create innovative ideas. The combination of experience with motivation and openness to the technologies of young personalities is the best prerequisite for innovation and success in the market.
Links and downloads
- Saab Medav Technologies GmbH
- Neues von MEDAV, 01-Sep-2015
- News from MEDAV, 01-Sep-2015
- G-Data acquires LingCom in 2001
- Microsoft acquires Entropic in 1999
- HTK is still a leading speech recognition technology
- MEDAV is selected supplier in Brazilian´s border surveillance project SISFRON
- Ehrbarer Kaufmann, IHK Nuremberg