Executive and Advisory Board

Mobility goes Additive e.V.

Mobility goes Additive is a neutral network that deals with the possibilities of additive manufacturing. Our focus is on the challenges of the industry. To represent the interests of our members, we are organized as follows:

Uwe Fresenborg

Uwe Fresenborg in his position as CEO of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH represents the interests of Deutsche Bahn AG Group with more than 300,000 employees worldwide. Considered from his side, the one of the users, there is a big interest in having components available quickly. He sees the great potential of additive manufacturing particularly in spare parts management.

After graduating as a mechanical engineer with focus on aerospace technology in Bremen, he gained a lot of experience in the aeropace industry for 22 years, including the topic of 3D printing. As the initiator and chariman of the Mobility goes Additive network his main concern is the promotion of 3D printing in the mobility and logistics sector and, along with strong partners, to establish it as a technology for industrial serial production.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann
Vice Chairmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. With his team of researchers he is performing research and development in the field of laser additive manufacturing, ablation, cutting and welding as well as design and analysis of laser components and systems for automotive, shipyard, aircraft, tooling, polymer and medical industry.

As an author of more than 400 national and international publications, Prof. Emmelmann founded the LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH in 2009 as a spin-off of the TUHH and is managing it since then.

The LZN transfers the latest research results from laser material processing in industrial applications and carries out research and development projects for leading technology companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Cloos, Daimler, Siemens, Trumpf and VW.

Johannes Emmelheinz
Member of the board

Johannes Emmelheinz  is CEO Customer Services of Siemens Mobility GmbH. After a study of biomedical technology at University Gießen he gained experience in medical and mobility industry for over 30 years. 
“Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a decisive step in innovation. In the service we are enabled to have spare parts of small quantities both cost-effective and rapidly available for the entire lifetime of the product . We are able to revolutionize the logistics chains by printing the spare parts just on-site. In addition AM offers the opportunity to rapidly react with design corrections to weaknesses which were recognised in the course of operation. 

Fazit: AM will lead to higher availability and lower total costs.”

Alain Eicher
Member of the board

Alain Eicher joined SBB in 2007 and has been Head of Supply Chain Purchasing Management SBB Cargo AG since 2013. He holds a degree in business administration and most recently an Executive MBA General Management at the Berne University of Applied Sciences. In his career with 30 years of professional experience he has held various positions in different industries (mechanical engineering, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, food industry, IT and railway). He is responsible for managing the entire value chain in procurement and logistics. material logistics at SBB Cargo and ensures the availability of spare parts. modern age Manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing with short, flexible manufacturing cycles help to further increase availability. There are great opportunities in the materials management, logistics and warehousing as well as future developments in the Design of spare parts, assemblies and platform concepts. In his interests is promoting and establishing 3D printing by working with strong partners from the industry and the railway environment.


Philip Janssen
cash auditor

Philip Janssen leads the production of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH, the full-service provider for maintenance of rail vehicles with 13 locations and about 7500 employees. In his job dwell-times in workshops are playing an important role and can be shortened with the use of additive manufacturing by quicker procurements of spare parts. There are also chances for sinking warehouse charges if components are produced as necessary.

With his background as a former management consultant and graduate in business administration Philip Janssen supports the network in an advisory role.

Advisory Council

Steffen Kuhn
Advisory counsellor

Steffen Kuhn is, together with Stefanie Brickwede, co-founder and founding member of Mobility goes Additive e.V.
After completing his studies in plastics technology in 1999, Mr. Kuhn first worked in the central research and development department of the DaimlerChrysler Group before taking on further positions at the German company DELO Industrial Adhesives and the American aerospace group PPG. From 2006 to 2013 he was involved in the foundation and development of 4 companies, mostly in the position of CTO. In 2013 he entered the world of additive manufacturing when he joined the business development team of the Belgian company Materialise NV, one of the world’s largest 3D printing companies. In 2018, Steffen Kuhn joined the German mechanical engineering company EOS GmbH and, as Senior Business Development Manager, assumed global responsibility for business development in the service provider and emerging markets segment. In May 2018, he will also assume overall project responsibility for the Initiative Deutscher Mittelstand.

Mr Kuhn heads the Digital Supply Chain working group at Mobility goes Additve

Dr. Jens Elzenheimer
Advisory counsellor

Dr. Jens Elzenheimer was born in Frankfurt/Main, is married and has 2 children. Dr. Elzenheimer studied industrial engineering at the TU Darmstadt and received his doctorate in the field of production technology. He has been with Knorr-Bremse since 2015 and was responsible for Operations at CoC Bogie Equipment. Since the beginning of 2018, as head of department global he has responsibility for global production in the Rail Division. Before joining Knorr-Bremse, he headed the Linear Technology division at SKF GmbH.
From active participation in the ‘Mobility goes Additives’ network, Knorr-Bremse expects to get an exchange of information on the latest developments in science and research in this rapidly growing field of technology. The intensive contact with machine manufacturers, printing service providers, operators and customers allows the early identification of practical potential of this new technology. Knorr-Bremse is also involved in the joint development of standards for the rail industry, e.g. in the approval process.

Dr. Andreas Leupold LL.M.
Advisory Counsellor

Dr. Andreas Leupold is working as a lawyer for companies from all over the world for more than 20 years with the main focus in the legal areas IT, new technologies, data protection, media, licenses and industrial property rights. As a trial lawyer in all instances for some very well-known companies and groups of companies, he has many years of legal practice. He is listed in the Handelsblatt list of the best business lawyers and in the Best Lawyers Germany List for information technology and media law. In 2016, his law firm Leupold Legal was awarded with the “Global Law Experts – 3D Printing Law Firm of the Year in Germany” Award and in 2017 it received the Corporate Intl Global Award “3D Printing Sector Law Firm of the Year Germany”.

For several years now, Dr. Leupold is working intensively on developments in the field of additive manufacturing and the associated legal requirements for companies. He gives lectures on industrial 3D printing & law and runs in-house workshops for management and legal departments in large companies. He is author of the guide “3D Druck, Additive Fertigung und Rapid Manufacturing” published by Verlag Franz Ahlen, and editor of the work for companies “3D Printing: Recht, Wirtschaft und Technik des industriellen 3D-Drucks”, which will be released in summer 2017 and in which authors from industry and legal sciences discuss the latest topics of 3D printing for companies. In addition, Dr. Leupold, together with Judge Silke Glossner, is editor of the munich lawyer’s guide for IT law published by C.H.Beck. Lawyer Dr. Andreas Leupold is founding member and advisory council of Mobility goes Additive e.V.

Gero Corman
Advisory Counsellor

Gero Corman is responsible for 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing in the Group Digitalization of the 12 automotive brands of Volkswagen AG.
He has a Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University. Gero Corman spent time at UC Berkeley and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he conducted research in the field of energy and resource efficiency of Additive Manufacturing technologies.
After graduating, he joined the Boston Consulting Group where he was a core member of BCG’s Operations Center with a focus on Lean & Manufacturing. Later, he became BCG topic expert for 3D-Printing/AM.
Since the beginning of 2017, Gero Corman is part of the Digitalization team at the Volkswagen Group. Working now on a strategic level, he still enjoys designing and printing ideas with his 3D-printer at home.

Klaus Roeser
Advisory Counsellor

For 24 years Klaus Roeser has been working for the Paul Schockemöhle group and since 2007 amongst others as managing director with Paul Schockemöhle Logistics GmbH & Co.KG (PSL). In this time he has been responsible for developing PSL into a modern, middle sized logistics company seated in the heart of the economically strong “Oldenburger Münsterland” in northwest Germany. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial approach, he is convinced about the importance of spotting disruptive potentials of 3D business models at an early stage and to act accordingly and decisive. He is active in transferring the 3D technology into the small and medium sized business sector in economically strong rural areas. Ever since he was a child and during military service, bank apprenticeship and his studies in business administration Klaus Roeser has been devoted to horses; these days in his role as chef d’équipe he is a strong pillar of the successful German national dressage team.

Oliver Cynamon
Advisory Counsellor

After studying business administration at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Oliver Cynamon initially worked as a management consultant for ten years. He then held various positions in the printing and media industry for a further ten years as a member of the board of directors, executive board and managing director. Parallel to this, he began his way into additive manufacturing in 2013 when he founded a start-up company that developed customizable lifestyle products in the premium segment in collaboration with internationally renowned designers, manufactured them using additive manufacturing and sold them both online and offline. Since July 2017 Oliver Cynamon has been responsible for business development at FIT AG, which aims to develop new products on an international level and thus open up new markets.

Sonja Rasch
Advisory Counsellor

Sonja Rasch is Sales Director and Business Developer serial production/aerospace at Materialise.

She studies mechanical engineering with focus on plastics and AM technologies. In 1997 she started at 3D System / DTM as an AM application engineer and changed later to a service bureau (Protolabs/Alphaform) as a project manager for AM projects. Then she gained a few years’ experience as a project leader in the automotive Industrie (HUF Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG –  Tier1 mechanical and electrical locking systems) and the construction industry (HILTI AG)

Since 2014 she is in responsible at Materialise for solution providing in prototyping and serial applications for all kind of industries, mainly aerospace, consumer, medical and production tooling. Main focus here is finding the right applications for additive manufacturing in mass. She combines clever ideas with Materialise 3DP software which leads to full digital-supply-chain projects and mass-customization-scan-to-print-solutions.