Sönke is the Managing Director and part-owner of ESTB GmbH.
Sönke worked more than 20 years in purchasing and supply chain for international companies like BAT, Checkpoint Systems and Grohe. Since a few years he is developing his own company and is offering supply chain and assembly services to the market places.
Sönke studied economics at Flensburg University and Languages and International Trade at Portsmouth University. He is active in the CSCMP since 2008. Besides his role in German roundtable he is also the CSCMP Strategic advisor for Europe.
You can reach Sönke under: S.Kuehl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)estbgmbh.de
Vice President and Marketing Chair
Hans-Peter is Sales Director within the Geis Group and responsible for contract logistics sales activities.
During his career he was Managing Director of a European Logistics Cooperation consisting of 6 local partners. Before that he has a long lasting operational experience within logistics service providers. He started his Sales Career in 2002 as an International Sales Director within a big privately owned logistics company, becoming also Managing Director of a German-Chinese and German-Indian Cooperation.
Hans-Peter achieved a bachelor in economics (BA) at the Berufsakademie (today Duale Hochschule) in Mannheim. He is active in the CSCMP since 2009.
You can reach Hans-Peter under: Hans-Peter.Schneider(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)geis-group.de
Dr.-Ing. Michael Kluger
Vice President – Education Chair
Michael is a Vice President in the Commercial Division at Neovia Logistics, responsible for Solutions Engineering and Launch globally.
Dr. Michael A. Kluger is a founding member of the CSCMP Roundtable Germany since 2001 and serves as CSCMP Vice President and Education Chair.
Michael has spent his whole career in logistics and supply chain management. In 1991 he joined Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics as head of “Simulation-based planning and management” before moving to Ryder Integrated Logistics in early 1996 as Director Engineering Europe. At the end of 1999 he joined Ford Motor Company as Manager Inbound Material Flow & Logistics Europe. In 2004 he was hired as Group Director Business Development of Fiege Holding. In April 2009, Michael joined the Management Board of Schenker Deutschland AG, responsible for Contract Logistics in the “Region Central” with operations in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland before he joined Neovia Logistics in 2013.
He holds degrees in engineering from the University of Dortmund/Germany and a Master degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
You can reach Michael under: kluger(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)t-online.de
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Lier
Stefan is Professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the South-Westphalian University of Applied Sciences. In teaching he applies gamification approaches with supply chain management games. His research areas include modularized production and logistics, industry 4.0, technology assessment and sustainability.
During his career he worked for companies like BMW, Audi and Thyssenkrupp in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. Since 2009 he also works together with companies from the process industries like Bayer, Evonik, BASF or Merck.
Stefan achieved a diploma at TU Dortmund and a master at Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Management as well as a PhD at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He is active within CSCMP since 2006.
You can reach Stefan at: Lier.Stefan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)fh-swf.de
Vice President and Program Manager
Currently he is the Director & Global Industry Leader for Watson IoT at the IBM Corporation. In this function he is responsible for the worldwide business and solution portfolio in the field of manufacturing and industry 4.0.
Thorsten spent more than 20 years in the industrial area doing extensive consulting work across supply chain, operations, and business strategy. Previous he held several leading functions on European and global level with focus on the electronics industry.
He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering at Technical University of Dortmund and a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta/Georgia USA. He is active in the CSCMP since 1996.
You can reach Thorsten under: thorsten.schroeer(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)de.ibm.com
Dirk is Senior Consultant at THIMM Consulting.
Dirk is engaged in logistical topics since 20 years. He spends several years at GS1 and EPCglobal to support the retailer and industry rollout of IoT subjects like RFID and EPCIS.
Currently he supports companies as a consultant at THIMM Consulting in a wide variety of packaging and logistics topics. His projects are intersectoral and the tasks reflect the challenging requirements of highly automated systems and organizations.
He has a diploma in Economics and is active in the CSCMP since 2008.
You can reach Dirk under: dirk.masuhr(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thimm.de or via Linkedin and Xing networks.
Vice President Young Professionals & Students Chair
Karina is a Global Supply Chain Management Trainee at the Bayer AG.
Previously she has gained a M.Sc. in Global Logistics and SCM at the Kühne Logistics University filling several honorary positions at the university. She also completed a B.Sc. in Business Administration with specializations in Supply Chain Management and Finance from the University of Cologne. During her studies she has interned with Bolloré Logistics in Singapore and Miebach Consulting in Frankfurt a.M..
Karina is active in the CSCMP since 2016.
You can reach Karina under: karina.schneider(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)scm.the-klu.org
Steffen is Research Associate at both Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing and Chair 1 – Information Engineering at TU Dortmund University.
His main research interests include the application of innovative methods from the field of logic programming to the area of warehouse logistics. He is lecturer of the courses “Order Picking Systems” for graduate and “Case Study: Warehouse Logistics” for undergraduate students. He is working in industry projects concerning planning and simulation of warehousing systems.
Steffen received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from TU Dortmund University and M.Sc. in Supply Chain Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (partially funded by CSCMP Roundtable Germany). He has been active in the CSCMP since 2011.
You can reach Steffen under: steffen.schieweck(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tu-dortmund.de