Rails – and especially brakes – are my professional passion. Indeed, I have 33 years of experience as a ‘brakeman’ and have been imparting my knowledge for 20 years as a trainer.
At the beginning of my career, I served as a test engineer at the former Berliner Bremsenwerk. From 1990 on, I assumed various duties at Knorr-Bremse; first as a service and commissioning engineer and then, beginning in 1997, as a trainer with management responsibilities. Since 2013, I have been offering training courses, consulting and support on all matters related to braking technology in Germany and abroad.
I began my training in 1977 as a laboratory assistant for iron metallurgy with Edelstahlwerk Freital. After completing my apprenticeship, I enrolled in a degree program for laboratory engineering at TU Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz University of Technology), which I completed in 1984 with a degree in engineering.
In 2014, I underwent advanced training for air pressure braking systems in accordance with Art. 33 of the Eisenbahn-Bau- und Betriebsordnung (‘Ordinance on the Construction and Operation of Railways’) and was certified as an expert by the Federal Railway Authority (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt) and registered under number 31/0316/14.