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.

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.

Dr. Simon Opel
Dr. Simon Opel

Electric mobility has been a continuous theme in Simon’s professional career. Prior to his role at Bio‑Hybrid GmbH, where he’s responsible for the development of the total vehicle, Simon, who has a PhD in engineering, was head of Schaeffler’s motorsport department where he led the development of the electric powertrain for Formula E up to the title win. He initially joined Schaeffler as an assistant to the Deputy CEO and CTO. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

Veronika Müller
Veronika Müller

With more than ten years of experience in Purchasing and Inventory Management – four of them in the automotive sector – Veronika has a firm handle on the entire procurement process because it will have to run smoothly when we launch regular production at the end of 2020. This is a challenge Veronika loves to embrace. After seven years in Cologne, she just moved back to our region dubbed “Franconian Switzerland” and can hardly wait to switch from her nippy little red car to a Bio‑Hybrid.

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.