The heads of the European Electrical Bus Company GmbH introduce themselves: Lothar Klemm, Tobias Balensiefen and Thomas Mang.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Balensiefen M.Sc.
Tobias Balensiefen graduated as an electrical engineer at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Cologne UAS) in 2012, where he received a diploma (FH) and M.Sc. title.
During his studies he worked as a Scientific Assistant at the Laboratory for Automation Engineering, Power-Electronics and Electrical Drives of Cologne UAS. Part of his responsibility was the optimization of energy management systems for fuel-cell hybrid bus prototypes. Immediately after his studies Tobias Balensiefen managed the R&D project H2 Bus NRW (Fuell-Cell Bus NRW) at Cologne UAS as a project engineer.
In advance to his employment at EEBC, Tobias Balensiefen worked as a Project Manager for electrical bus projects at Vossloh Kiepe GmbH. With emphasis on offer-projects, he was in charge of electrical bus propulsion system design and pricing. He embodied the interface between customers and the different in-house expert departments.
As a Project Manager for EEBC Tobias Balensiefen coordinates and manages the execution of customer projects. During the planning and design stages this implies for instance analyses, system design and specification establishment. During the implementing phases Tobias Balensiefen is in charge of the overall project coordination. With special regard to supplier management, he ensures the successful project execution with focus on economics, quality and time-frame.
Attorney Lothar Klemm
Strategic business development
Lothar Klemm is an attorney since 1978 and was working as a notary until 2008.
By 1982 he became a member of the Parliament of the State Hessen in the Federal Republic of Germany. Between 1993 and 1999 Lothar Klemm has been the Hessian Minister for Economics, Transportation and Regional Development.
Since 1999 Lothar Klemm is active in several companies and institutions within the transport sector. He is currently a member of the supervisory board of the airport operator FRAPORT, chairman of the executive board of "Förderverein für integrierte Verkehrssysteme" (booster-club for integrated transportation systems) and since 2003 lecturer for economic policy and transportation at the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Lothar Klemm has guided several young enterprises for the establishment of company structures and for the development of profitable growth strategies as chairman of supervisory boards. The enterprises are part of printed circuit board industry, photonic industry, digital infrastructure and transport sector.
In October 2015 Lothar Klemm joined the EEBC management and is responsible for the strategic business development.
Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Langwost
Chief Technology Officer
Jürgen Langwost graduated as an electrical engineer specializing in "technical computer science" at University of Hannover in 1996.
He gained his first experience in the field of public transport at the rail vehicle manufacturer Alstom LHB GmbH. In advance to his employment at EEBC, Jürgen Langwost worked at Kiepe Electric GmbH for 17 years. Among other things, he was responsible for the system design and implementation of electrical equipment for electric bus systems.
In addition to his technical expertise in drive, control and battery technology, Jürgen Langwost brings extensive experience in project management, conceptual design and development of strategies for electric vehicles in public transport, benchmarking of systems and the handling of large-volume projects. Since May 2018, Jürgen Langwost is Chief Technology Officer at EEBC.
Dipl.-Inform. (economic) Thomas Mang
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Mang has completed his degree in economic computer science at the European Business School with a focus in "Information Management".
During his more than 25-year professional career with numerous leadership positions, Mr. Mang has worked in various IT and electronics industry companies.
Most recently as head of the strategic purchasing department at Vossloh Kiepe GmbH, which addresses the development, production and distribution of electrical components for trams and trolley buses. Strategic priorities were the development of hybrid components for trains and buses. Previously, Mr. Mang was chief executive officer of Korsten & Goossens GmbH. The company is involved in the development, production and sales of custom printed circuit boards.
Since October 2015 Mr. Mang is CEO of the European Electrical Bus Company GmbH.