Collaboration in the Horizontal Automotive Industry

Date: October 26



Dr. Peter Pleus

CEO Automotive, Schaeffler AG, Germany

Prof. Peter Pleus studied mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he received his doctoral degree in technical sciences in 1982.

In the same year, he began his professional career as an Assistant to the Management Board at Pleuco, Carl Pleus and Sons in Zell im Wiesental. From 1994 to 2000, he was Managing Director of Mahle Ventiltrieb.

In 2001, Prof. Peter Pleus became a Member of the Management Board of Schaeffler Automotive, where, in 2005, he was appointed as Chairman of the Management Board Engine Systems.

When the company’s legal entity changed to Schaeffler AG in 2011, he assumed the position of Member of the Executive Board Automotive responsible for the Engine Systems Business Division. Since January 2014, he has held the position of CEO Automotive and is responsible for the Engine Systems and Chassis Systems Business Divisions as well as Global Key Account Management Automotive.





Mr. Flavio Almeida

Renault Technologie Roumanie

Collaboration in the Horizontal Automotive Industry: Renault Group vision


Dr. Gerhard Maas

Executive Vice President / Head of International Operations of IAV Group, Germany

Future Aspects on Collaboration in the Horizontal Automotive Industry



Dr. Kay Lindemann

Managing Director, VDA, Germany

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)


Dr. Constantin Stroe

President of Car Manufacturers Association in Romania (ACAROM), Romania


Prof. Cornel Stan

Dr.h.c., Habil, Director FTZ- Research and Technology Association, West Saxon University of Zwickau, Germany

Collaboration in the Horizontal Automotive Industry: Vision of a University Research Centre


Ioana Tîrcomnicu-Unga

Deputy General Manager - Sales and Marketing, INAS SA Craiova, Romania

Dr. Christoph Klotz

HORIBA Europe GmbH, Romania

HORIBAs approach to Real Driving Emissions



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