Dr. Wolfgang Reuter

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reuter is the Senior Advisor of the Automotive Group at IMAP in Germany.

He is also the owner of REUTER Automotive Management ∙ Consulting, which advises medium-sized automotive suppliers on strategy development and business process optimization in the areas of innovation, engineering, marketing, sales, project management, project-life-cycle management and M&A.

Dr. Reuter has over 30 years of experience in leading positions in the global automotive supplier industry, among others he was Business Unit Manager at FEV Motorentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Aachen, Managing Director of Pierburg AG, Neuss, Managing Director of Tenneco GmbH, Edenkoben, Vice President of Tenneco Clean Air Europe and sole Managing Director and CEO of SMA Metalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Backnang.

His expertise includes designing efficient cooperation between research & development, sales, project management, production and purchasing, optimizing business processes and organizational structures across locations and countries, evaluating innovations and technologies, including their development to market maturity and series production and generating profitable sales growth in highly competitive markets with demanding OEM customers.

After studying Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, ETH Zurich and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Reuter received his Doctorate as part of a research project financed by the automotive industry under Prof. Franz F. Pischinger, Chair of Internal Combustion Engines at RWTH Aachen University.