Manager R&D Component & Value Engineering
Volker manages the data mining group for Honeywell, located in Schoenaich, Germany. He is a professional engineer in telecommunications/electronics with a master's degree in telecommunications / electrical engineering. He manages the CEVE team in Schoenaich and in Bangalore. He is a certified PMP Project Manager and a six sigma black belt.
Bjoern has a master’s degree in International Business and a German diploma in Industrial Engineering. He is working in the field of consultancy by supporting his global customers with Obsolescence Management core competencies and tactics already for many years. Bjoern successfully developed, implemented and managed reactive, proactive and strategic obsolescence management within a variety of companies.
Bjoern is the official business partner of the COGD (Component Obsolescence Group Deutschland e.V.), ‘Endorsed Trainer’ of the IIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management), German Spokesman for Standards Revision for reliability topics of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), head of working groups at VDI (Association of German Engineers), co-author of VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) Standards, partner of the Institute of Process Excellence, co-author of the specialist publication ‘Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence’.
As a Computer Scientist Oliver Hoffmann has spent his career his both Consulting and Sales roles in innovative companies. Having built a strong curiosity for Digital Business and collected years of experience in Obsolescence Management throughout Europe, he is now leading the EMEA organization at SiliconExpert. His passion is sharing knowledge and insights into solving problems by applying data-driven decision making. With the growing team of SiliconExpert, Oliver Hoffmann is sharing inspirations and fascinations with Small-to-Medium businesses as well as global Corporations.