Advanced new technology development Management
Led modules Platform products development management
Optics Manager June 2009 – May 2012
In charge of Optical design & simulation department in Valeo Wuhan technical center. Cooperate with all Valeo divisions in the world such as France (Angers, Sens), Spain (Martos), Belgium Brazil, US and Japan.
Optics Engineer Dates April 2007 – May 2009
As P1 rear signaling optics engineer, developed first Valeo BMW light bar rear lamp F07 and full led Jaguar X351 rearlamp.
Philippe Aumont is a highly experienced executive with 40 years in the automotive interior supplier industry. Both engineering & business graduate, completed by many general management programs.
He’s currently General Editor for DVN Interior, a weekly newsletter reporting about automotive interior technology, regulations, congresses, auto shows
He acted as Chief Technology Officer at Faurecia Seating, between 2011 and 2017. Previously he worked for Roth Frères, Johnson Controls and Faurecia, with various position in R&D, Marketing, Strategy, new product development, Open Innovation, start-ups, university, and earlier in JIT, Production, Program Management, Costing, Sales… with permanent assignment in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, and frequent travels in the US, Japan, China & India.
Philippe is board member at SIA (Society of Automotive Engineers in France), and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Engineering school)
Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach graduated in physics from the University of Ulm, Germany, where he also received his PhD in 1988. Until 1995, he was with AEG-MIS, Germany, a subsidiary of DAIMLER. In 1995, Karlheinz was appointed as full professor at Pforzheim University, Germany, launching the university's display lab.
His main R&D activities are on display systems, display hardware and software, as well as display metrology. This resulted in many lectures, papers, and projects (governmental and industrial funded). Karlheinz is a member of the Society for Information Display's subcommittee" automotive/vehicular displays and HMI technologies" and SID's "International Committee for Display Metrology" (ICDM).
Karlheinz is chairman of the board of the Displayforum, an industrial network focussing on professional displays since 2011 and chairman of the "electronic displays Conference" (edC, Nuremberg, Germany).
Stefan Hoffmann studied Micro and Nanotechnology (MSc) at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. After working for Intel, Audi, Epcos, and Sick AG, he joined Inova Semiconductors in 2017 and became manager of the application department in 2020.
Mingjie Dou joined Osram Opto Semiconductors in Yr2011 as automotive sales and now is in the role of Marketing Manager for automotive interior in China & Japan. With broad contact to automotive OEMs and Tier 1s, Mingjie has established deep insight into the technical trends & market needs on automotive interior.
Prior to Osram, Mingjie worked at several semi-conductor companies in various sales positions for nearly 10 years with experience on consumer electronics, industrial & automotive applications.
enior FAE, mainly responsible for the application and technical support of Embedded lighting products, including the support of LIN and MeLiBu interior atmosphere lamp products.
Embedded lighting products are mainly used in automotive interior ambient light applications where LIN communication is mainly required, it could be installed in doors, control panels, cup holder, and IP for static and dynamic lighting. Melexis also has MeLiBu solution which is used as animated ambient lighting for smart light or warning light.
James is Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director at DesignLED, a technology company specializing in LED light-guide solutions for automotive applications. Previously, he worked with OLED for display applications. He was a university academic in the field of optoelectronics and optics, has researched in optoelectronics, optical interconnects, astronomical optics, adaptive optics, liquid crystal devices and displays, and computer generated holography. He has a PhD in Physics.
Dr. Wolfgang Clemens is Director of Product Management & Business Development and Member of the Management Board of PolyIC. In line with this, he is responsible for Marketing and Sales of PolyIC products with focus on touch sensor applications in HMI systems in automotive, appliances and consumer markets.
Dr. Wolfgang Clemens studied physics at the University of Cologne, where he specialized in solid state physics. After finishing his studies, he earned his doctorate at the research center in Juelich researching in thin, magnetic films. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Clemens worked with Siemens Corporate Technology as leading project manager. He was in charge of the development and application of magnetic sensors. Subsequently, he became project leader for the development of integrated polymer circuits (IPC). Therewith, he is cofounder of PolyIC, starting in November 2003 as joint venture between Siemens and Leonhard KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (now PolyIC is a 100% KURZ company)
Geoff retired from Koito Europe in 2008 after a 47-year career in the vehicle lighting industry and was elected GTB President, a position he held until December 2020.
Apart from his “mainstream roles” Geoff developed an interest in international regulatory harmonisation and, in 1989, was elected chairman of the GTB Harmonisation working group and subsequently he led the GTB Front Lighting group, CIE TC-4-45 and the SAE Pedestrian Visibility Taskforce.
Until his resignation from GTB, Geoff was a member of the ISAL Steering Board. and a regular contributor to Driving Vision News and its workshops.
He is now engaged by DVN as Senior Regulatory Advisor and also continues his roles as Honorary President of the ALE Forum (China) and contributor to IFAL (China).
In 2017 he was voted “DVN Personality of the Year”
She graduated with a master’s degree from the Dept. of Illuminating Engineering & Light Sources, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2013. She has been working in the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Motor Vehicle Products Quality (Shanghai) since graduation.
Now she is an engineer of automotive lamps inspection and certification. She’s also the secretary of Sub-Committee 21 on Lighting and Light of National Technical Committee 114 on Road Vehicles of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC114/SC21) and participating in formulating all kinds of standards in China.
Senior Engineer for Changzhou XingYu Automotive Lighting Systems Co., Ltd. Member of SAC/TC114 SC21. Vice chairman of C-GTB. As Project leader of new GB Regulation on Light Signalling Devices.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive lighting industry, accumulating experience in product structure design, system development and integration. In recent years, she has been committed to the regulation & standard working of Automotive Lighting.