Network Mobility goes Additive

Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve e.V.

Corporate Profil

Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve is a neu­tral net­work that deals with the pos­si­bi­li­ties of addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring (3D prin­ting). Our focus is on the chal­len­ges of the ground-based mobi­li­ty and logistics indus­try. Com­pa­nies and rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons par­ti­ci­pa­te in the net­work with the the exchan­ge of expe­ri­ence. Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve crea­tes added value for our mem­bers by know-how trans­fer, trai­ning offers as well as joint inno­va­ti­on deve­lop­ments and rese­arch activi­ties with a strong user refe­rence.

To rep­re­sent the inte­rests of our mem­bers, we are orga­ni­zed as fol­lows:

executive board

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 of Sie­mens Mobi­li­ty Custo­mer Ser­vices sin­ce 2014. 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. Nicolas Lange
Advisory counsellor

Dr. Lan­ge was born in Ams­ter­dam, is mar­ried and has 3 child­ren. He stu­di­ed mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich and obtai­ned his doc­to­ra­te in the field of trans­mis­si­on tech­no­lo­gy. Dr. Lan­ge has been with Knorr-Brem­se sin­ce 2000. From July 2006, he was head of the bra­ke mecha­nics depart­ment befo­re being appoin­ted head of the com­pe­tence cent­re for bogie equip­ment in May 2009. In mid-2017, he joi­ned the manage­ment board of Knorr-Brem­se Sys­te­me für Schie­nen­fahr­zeu­ge GmbH.

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.