We are Bio‑Hybrid.
Together.

As a startup within the Schaeffler Group we are a steadily growing team. We share the vision of creating something new and exciting, changing mobility and making urban life more livable. 

Many individuals.
One vision.

Gerald Vollnhals
Gerald Vollnhals

In the former co-founder of Govecs, the Europe-wide leader in the field of electric scooters, the Bio‑Hybrid team managed to recruit someone who’s a guarantee for success. Gerald leads the Bio‑Hybrid project out of conviction and is familiar with the startup scene like no-one else. With a master’s in physics, the co-founder of Meisterwerk Ventures and former executive board member of Immobilienscout 24 GmbH epitomizes networking and intrapreneurship.

Patrick Seidel
Patrick Seidel

When it comes to new mobility concepts, Patrick is a pioneer. Convinced of this personal type of mobility, Patrick, who has a master’s in industrial engineering, has been supporting the development and concept design of the Bio‑Hybrid in leading roles since 2014. Within the team he’s responsible for strategy and business development. In this role, he benefits from his experience at Breakthrough Innovationen and as a consultant for innovation management and corporate venturing.

Jakub Fukacz
Jakub Fukacz

A keen eye for innovative topics, exciting stories and new marketing concepts in the mobility and technology environment are part of Jakub’s line of work. The communications expert is the voice of Bio‑Hybrid GmbH and responsible for marketing and communications. After working for the Volkswagen Group, Deutsche Telekom and Suzuki he joined Schaeffler where he most recently was responsible for electric mobility, motorsport and innovation topics. 

Dr. Alexander Schaub
Dr. Alexander Schaub

Alex is an expert in the field of automation technology and robotics. Before joining Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid GmbH, Alex, who has a PhD in engineering, was engaged in research work of autonomous driving at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), among other things. Alex earned his PhD in robotics at TU Munich and has an MBA from HEC Paris. On the Bio‑Hybrid GmbH team, the technology enthusiast is responsible for all digital transformation topics.  

Gregor Schmitt
Gregor Schmitt

With 20 years of experience in the automotive industry with a focus on system integration and powertrain for electric mobility, Gregor is responsible for the development of the entire vehicle as part of the team. His passion for new technologies and innovative mobility concepts led the graduate mechanical engineer to Bio‑Hybrid after holding management positions at Siemens-VDO and Continental.

Josef Hackner
Josef Hackner

Many years of experience in leading roles of developing and optimizing production systems and the design of logistic processes make the specialist for innovation management an important pillar of Bio‑Hybrid GmbH. Josef is responsible for production and logistics and contributes decades of expertise to the development and planned industrialization of the Bio‑Hybrid.

Jochen Elster
Jochen Elster

Creating emission-free and redesigned mobility. This is a high demand on us and our customers, which we also place on future sales structures at Bio‑Hybrid. Jochen meets this challenge in his position as sales manager. A graduate in mechanical and industrial engineering, Jochen brings 13 years of professional experience with positions in production, development and key account management, as well as a positive sales record. Achievements that he owes to his attitude of: “Champion is a state of mind.”

Philipp Fischer
Philipp Fischer

Philipp is equally fascinated by motion, mobility and innovations. He thinks outside the box, breaks through old thought patterns and comes up with unusual solutions. With a degree in sports economics, he joined our team from a Nuremberg-based association for innovation in transportation and logistics, so Philipp, in a way, has been culturally preconditioned for his new job. Perfectly connected, he drives our strategic development in his role as a business development manager. In addition, he takes care of partners and customers.

Sandrine Clavreul
Sandrine Clavreul

Personal mobility is part of Sandrine’s philosophy of life. Every day, she cruises through Munich on her bike, catches a metro train or jumps into a car. Following many years of experience as a purchaser and sales manager in the automotive industry, she now looks at mobility from the Bio‑Hybrid angle. In her role as a business development manager, Sandrine, who hails from France, brings international flair, creativity and interdisciplinary know-how to our company.

Julia Beuth
Julia Beuth

Julia draws on a wealth of experience as an assistant in various companies. Now our young startup benefits from her background. With strong organizational skills and a healthy dose of resilience and flexibility, she supports us in all aspects of our business. As a state-certified translator for English and Italian she’s a valuable asset in handling our international correspondence, plus Julia’s always in an upbeat mood.

Sven Wist
Sven Wist

Sven hails from Berlin and has experienced the changes in urban mobility and the problems that go along with it first-hand. A perfect fit for us. As a production planner – responsible for the industrialization of the Bio‑Hybrid – he will help us put the Bio‑Hybrid on the road. As an avid cyclist and enthusiastic car driver Sven has been wanting to optimize both worlds for a long time. With a degree in engineering management and a career track including production management in the automotive industry, he brings plenty of experience to his new role.

Alexandra Reif
Alexandra Reif

Because the Bio‑Hybrid is unique almost every part for it is tailor-made. Some of the required components are found in Schaefflers diverse portfolio while others have to be supplied by external specialists: a perfect playing field for Alexandra in Purchasing to select the right partners. With a B.A. in business administration and completed training as an industrial management assistant, she’s in the process of developing our supplier relationships, while paying special attention to sustainability and quality. 

Dr. Heiko Gräbe
Dr. Heiko Gräbe

Technological progress. Renewable energies.  Energy engineering. Exactly the right topics for Heiko, who, as a systems engineer on our team, literally communicates between the electric powertrain, batteries and electronic control units. Following his academic career, the battery expert, who did his PhD work with Bosch, initially worked in software development with Porsche. In his role with us, Heiko is looking forward to the daily challenges of an agile spin-off.

Ute Stautner
Ute Stautner

We’d like everyone to learn about our innovative mobility concept and we enjoy infecting others with our enthusiasm for the Bio‑Hybrid – be it offline or online, at events or in the web. This is what drives Ute and for this purpose, she brings her long-standing experience in branding and communications in an agency – also for and with Schaeffler – to the Bio‑Hybrid Team. With a degree in media management, she’s the person behind our social media channels, among other things. 

Jan-Philipp Leiphart
Jan-Philipp Leiphart

Jan-Philipp has been a motorsport enthusiast ever since his childhood days, so after obtaining a degree in mechatronics, he went on to earn a master’s  in motorsport engineering in Oxford. Since then, Jan-Philipp, as a systems and data engineer, has gathered a wide range of experience in prototype development. Now he contributes his passion for the combination of technology, motion and design to the Bio‑Hybrid team on a daily basis.

Stefan Pohl
Stefan Pohl

Many things in the life of the avid long-distance runner and triathlete revolve around motion. That’s why he’s particularly fascinated by the Bio-Hybrid’s combination of an electric motor and muscle power – of locomotion and motion. With a degree in engineering management, Stefan draws on more than 20 years of purchasing experience in the automotive industry and mechanical engineering which he now contributes to our company.

Sebastian Böttcher
Sebastian Böttcher

From virtual 3D data to the finished product. From the component to the system to the total vehicle: Sebastian is the right person to contact for “putting the Bio‑Hybrid into production.” With more than five years of professional experience under his belt, including in the automotive sector, Sebastian, who has a degree in mechanical engineering, brings his solid engineering design and product development know-how to the team.

Lena Weckwerth
Lena Weckwerth

Keeping her own ecological footprint as small as possible is very important to Lena, which is why the Bio-Bybrid is the perfect urban means of transport for her. After first experiences in the film animation industry and sports marketing, the media scientist (B.A.) supports our team as a trainee in the field of marketing & communication.

Johannes Sutter
Johannes Sutter

Student trainee, Master candidate, production engineer. Johannes has shown that working as a student trainee at Bio‑Hybrid can lead to a direct career start. Following his master’s thesis, which dealt with the assembly concept from goods receipt to the finished Bio‑Hybrid product, the graduate Mechanical Engineer (M.Sc.) is now an integral part of the production and logistics team.

Yingsi Tang
Yingsi Tang

After her master studies at the Technical University of Munich, which focused on the communication between man and machine, Yingsi worked as a software developer and project coordinator in the automotive sector. With her extensive know-how, she is now an important pillar in our digitalization team. The systems engineer focuses on the operating strategy and central vehicle control.

 

Work-study Student
Work-study Student

You’d like to gather valuable practical experience while pursuing your degree? Then why not become a member of our team and join us in working on the future of mobility. We’re always looking for young talents and welcome your unsolicited application as a work-study student using the application form on our career page.