In 1988 Berend Wegner CEO embarked on a degree in precision engineering specialising in metrology and control systems engineering at Kiel University of Applied Sciences. He deliberately wanted to work between the two worlds of classic mechanical engineering and electronics. Following his degree and a stint in the navy, he soon launched his career. He joined Volkswagen in 1991, where he started out as a design engineer in the EE Development Department. Over the next few years, he made a number of pit stops in vehicle development, including abroad, such as in the USA. In the last two decades, Berend Wegner has established and run successful teams. Most recently, he worked in functional development at Volkswagen, including in instrument cluster development, air conditioning electronics development, and HMI conception and specification. In 2015 he also completed a course as a systemic coach and puts this knowhow to good use in his work for the group. Berend Wegner has been CEO at Carmeq since January 2017.
Michael Dinné Commercial Director already began focusing on international management during his degree in business administration. He graduated from the International Management School in Bad Malente and the Ecole de Commerce et d’Industrie in Fontainebleu in France. He gained his first taste of the working world was as a financial advisor at Prudential-Bache Securities in Hamburg, after which he worked as a consultant at KPMG and a senior consultant at OLP Corporate Venture Capital. Dinné joined the Volkswagen Group in 2001, where he was initially appointed as a corporate venture capital fund manager at AutoVision and was in charge of organising the formation of Volkswagen’s IT cluster. In 2004 he was commissioned to found the Potsdam Design Center, which he continued to run as Commercial Director until the end of 2010. Michael Dinné joined Carmeq’s management team in October 2009, where he has been Commercial Director since September 2014.
Thomas Enders Vehicle Projects and Processes studied business administration at TU Dresden and focused on business consulting after graduating. He first worked for Volkswagen Consulting on the design of the electronics strategy. Thomas Enders spent the following years working for Management Engineers, for example in projects for MAN. As a freelance consultant he worked for clients including Carmeq from 2006 onwards. At Carmeq, he was instrumental in developing the area of consulting. In 2013 he joined Carmeq as an employee in the position of Business Team Manager for the Carmeq Management Partner team. Today he is Head of Vehicle Projects and Processes, where he is responsible for the design, implementation and management of effective processes in the technical development of software-based vehicle systems.
Dr. Geerd Anders Architecture and Technologies studied at the Technical University of Berlin's Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and was awarded a doctorate. During his tenure as research assistant, he investigated human-machine interaction in cooperative systems for air traffic and flight control. In 2001, Anders was appointed director of the Berlin branch of Avitech Aviation Management Technologies GmbH. Here, he was in charge of site development as well as product development for a flight data processing system (FDPS) for air controller workstations. Anders has been working for Carmeq since 2003 – initially as Project Leader in Human-Machine Interaction and Driver Assistance, and later as Head of Environment Sensor Systems. Today, he manages Architecture and Technologies, where his team is in charge of implementing infrastructures and technological solutions for the user-oriented integration of media and technologies.
Dr. Geerd Anders
Dr. Alexander Kirchner Function Development studied electrical engineering at Braunschweig University of Technology and embarked on a career at electronics manufacturer Philips in Hamburg. Two years later, the technology expert decided to do a doctorate, which involved working on an automation project for Volkswagen. Upon graduating, he joined the group’s research department and went on to become subdivision manager. In 2007, he switched to serial development, where he remained until his move to Carmeq. There had already been ties with his current employer in the past, such as the joint development of the trailer assist by Carmeq and Volkswagen’s EEFA department. Dr Kirchner’s goal for the future at Carmeq is an active role in the field of automatic driving and e-mobility.
Dr. Alexander Kirchner
Jürgen Müller Software Development studied automation engineering in Rostock and Uppsala before embarking on a career in research on synthetic organs and marine technology. Following stints in biotechnology and medical engineering, he switched to the automobile industry and joined Carmeq in 2006, where he has been specialising in software series development ever since – initially for electromechanical steering, then for the driver assistance system Lane Assist. From 2008 to 2012, he spearheaded a business team for driver assistance function – here, too, with a permanent focus on series development. Since 2012 he has been Head of Software Development. In particular, his responsibilities include the development of series software for driver assistance systems, body electronics, charging management and systems for integrated security.