Dr. Reik Winkel
Reik founded indurad in 2008 after 5 years of applied R&D work in open cast lignite and underground coal mining at Peabody Energy in Australia and Weatherford in Norway. Reik questioned why operators in the mining industry are left controlling machines worth millions of dollars unaided, whereas the driver of a mid-class car has plenty of assistance. With the compiled knowledge of the maritime industry and automotive radar technology, he and his team developed a 360° radar solution for the mining industry.
Dr. Christian Augustin
Christian is an entrepreneur at heart. He co-founded indurad in 2008 and began performing business development work and commissioning jobs around the globe for the company. In 2017 he founded the indurad spinoff, Yardeye, repurposing indurad’s technologies to innovate intermodal terminals and currently serves as its managing director.
In March 2021, Christian assumed the role of managing director of indurad at the Aachen HQ, overseeing the general strategy to grow indurad’s business worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer
Klaus joined indurad in January 2020 as a financial analyst. He was then appointed as Chief Financial Officer in October 2020. He holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance and an Executive Program Diploma from NYU. His key areas of work include company valuation, financial due diligence, and M&A advisory.
Chief Operating Officer
Markus joined indurad in April 2021 as Chief Operating Officer to support indurad’s ambitious growth plan and ability to deliver sold projects worldwide. He is a results-oriented operational professional with 17 years of experience in the energy and automotive industries. He holds a master’s degree in engineering and an MBA. He participated in the leadership program at Harvard Business School.
VP Administration & Supply Chain Management
Gereon is an economist by profession. In 2012, he joined indurad as a Sales Manager. He focused on developing the North American market in cooperation with a distribution partner. In 2016, he began managing indurad’s administration as Vice President. He has been the Head of Production since 2018 and now manages indurad’s complete supply chain.
VP Projects & Service
David joined indurad in 2015, strengthened and structured the project team with inside knowledge about the needs of the mining industry, linking sales and technical implementation. After focusing initially on evaluation and execution of indurad projects, David is now responsible for the customer project business and the handling of our customer service.
Dr. Tim Detert
VP Software Development
Tim joined indurad in 2023 and has an academic background in mechanical engineering, business engineering, industrial robotics and automation. He has previously been responsible for the business area of process monitoring and automaton in the metal cutting industry and has experience in the journey towards Industry 4.0 using IT and OT technologies. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Robotics at the RWTH Aachen University.
Dr. Jan Schöneberg
VP Product Development
Jan joined indurad in 2020 after completing his doctoral research at RWTH Aachen University. He is a mechanical engineer with a strong background in product development. His work focuses on developing and qualifying the company’s hardware products, optimizing quality assurance and standardizing product development to meet customer expectations for indurad products now and in future.
Dr. Matthias Rabel
Matthias is responsible for the company’s radar and RTLS sensor development. He conducts tests for different use cases focused on Robust Autonomous Operation of Mining Machinery within innovative lead projects. His field of expertise includes data and ad hoc networks for use in vehicles, as well as work on emission and immunity of such networks. He joined indurad in 2010 and established the sensor development department.
VP IT Department
Hannah joined indurad in 2009 as a software developer and acquired broad experience by working in early flagship projects closely with customers. As head of software development, she helped lay the groundwork of how indurad develops solutions today. Her role is now focused on optimizing the internal IT landscape, providing tailored solutions for the company’s specific workflows.