Founded in 2017 and based in Munich, Germany, Blickfeld is a provider of cutting-edge LiDAR technology for autonomous mobility and IoT applications.
LiDAR perception solutions
Blickfeld’s innovative LiDAR solution combines LiDAR hardware and software. The compact and versatile sensors offer the best combination of performance, reliability, and price. Our perception software solution translates raw 3D point clouds into actionable insights, guaranteeing a quick time-to-market and a significant competitive advantage for our customers.
Creating a smarter, safer, and more efficient world
Our perception solutions empower our customers and partners to act, react, interact and navigate the complex surroundings of our modern age.
We strive to make the world safer, smarter, and more efficient. With our innovative hardware and software products, we generate actionable data and enable new ways of analyzing, optimizing, and automating the world.
The leadership team
Blickfeld’s team combines many years of professional experience, innovative thinking, engineering excellence and market and implementation knowledge.
Dr Mathias Müller has already proven that he can successfully establish companies: In 2010 he founded fos4X GmbH together with Rolf Wojtech, which develops optical sensors for industrial applications, especially in the field of wind energy. With Blickfeld, he has founded his second successful start-up. Here he works as CEO and head of development. Mathias studied physics at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and electrical engineering at the Technical University in Munich, followed by a doctorate in optical metrology.
Dr. Mathias Müller
CEO, Managing Director
Blickfeld’s COO and Managing Director, Terje Noevig, has long-standing operational and strategic experience, gained during his time at OSRAM and Siemens, where he held different management positions. His operational management responsibilities in the automotive business encompassed sales, marketing, R&D, production, quality, procurement, and supply chain. Terje studied Business Administration at Lancaster University / ESB Reutlingen and holds an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School.
COO, Managing Director
Before founding Blickfeld, Dr sc Florian Petit worked on the control of robots as part of scientific work at the Technical University of Munich, Stanford University, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and ETH Zurich. The roboticist obtained his Ph.D. in the field of human-machine collaboration.
Dr. sc. Florian Petit
Chief Experience Officer
Rolf Wojtech is the third Blickfeld founder and as Chief Software Architect he is responsible for the development of the Blickfeld software stack. Rolf studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich and founded fos4X GmbH together with Mathias Müller in 2010.
Chief Software Architect
As Blickfeld’s CFO, Dr Florian Lenz adds his strategic view, that he acquired during 6 years of consulting of leading DAX30 companies in the industry and banking sector. He has a physics background, studied and worked at the Universities of Heidelberg, Uppsala, Sweden and Hamburg and obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Heidelberg. At Blickfeld, he is also responsible for Human Resources.
Dr. Florian Lenz
CFO & Head of HR
After studying electrical engineering, Dr. Markus Rauscher received his doctorate in the field of infrared spectroscopy with a focus on the application in condition monitoring. Markus joined the Blickfeld team shortly after the company’s founding in 2017 and is now head of development at Blickfeld.
Dr. Markus Rauscher
Head of Development
Christian Waizenegger spent his professional career with the commercialization of disruptive, innovative technologies. He studied physics and business administration at the EPF Lausanne and held different entrepreneurial positions in the fields of optical sensor technology and metal 3D printing. At Blickfeld, Christian is responsible for business development and sales as Vice President.
Vice President Industry Sales & Business Development
Grégory Poillion’s career is paved with multiple experiences in the Automotive sector, spanning different functions, products and cultures. Throughout his professional path, the mechanical engineer switched lanes towards leadership positions in business development and is Blickfeld’s Vice President Automotive Sales and Business Development.
Vice President Automotive Sales & Business Development
Lisa Peter is Blickfeld’s Team Lead for Cube Manufacturing. Lisa brings her professional experience as a goldsmith to the assembly of Blickfeld's LiDAR sensors in the form of precision and fine motor skills.
Dr. Ankush Jain obtained his Ph.D. in the area of MEMS intertial sensors from AcsIR in India. He worked as a Senior Scientist at CSIR-CEERI, developing a MEMS technology-based gyroscope, accelerometer and vibration energy harvester. Ankush is Blickfeld’s Team Lead of MEMS Development.
Dr. Ankush Jain
Lead MEMS Development
Steffen Bartschat has lived in Silicon Valley for over three decades, accumulating deep engineering and business management experience at companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 50 global corporations. He is Blickfeld’s Head of Business Development North America.
Head of Business Development North America
Stefan Lehner is Blickfeld’s Head of Customer Success. After studying Engineering and Management at TU Munich, he gained broad experience in automotive projects for OEMs. In those positions, he led multiple digital vehicle functions into series. At Blickfeld, he held the position of Head of Project and Product Management, before moving into Customer Success.
Head of Customer Success
Dr. Silvia Moyses-Scheingruber studied Economics and Business Administration in Milan and Rotterdam and obtained her Ph.D. in the field of M&A and family business research at University of Trier. Silvia worked several years as management consultant for a Munich-based consultancy company and at Blickfeld she is responsible for Corporate Strategy, Investor and Board Relations.
Dr. Silvia Moyses-Scheingruber
Head of Corporate Strategy, Investors and Board Relations
Dr. Dominic Lakatos is Blickfeld’s Head of Control Systems and – together with his team - responsible for feedback control of the MEMS mirrors. He received his Ph.D. in control theory and theoretical mechanics from the Technical University of Munich and gained experience as researcher in robot mechanics, design, and control with the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics.
Dr. Dominic Lakatos
Head of Control Systems
Before joining Blickfeld, Dr. Christian Wawra worked as a software developer and project manager at different companies with a focus on test systems, production tracking, and customer solutions. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for production and application software.
Dr. Christian Wawra
Lead Application and Production Software
After studying Mechanical Engineering at KIT and TUM, Juan Hasbun Wood worked developing test rigs for hydrogen storage systems at ET EnergieTechnologie GmbH. He then joined the Systems Metrology Division at Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, where he was responsible for an EUV-Source used in the field of mask inspection. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for the Validation & Testing Team.
Juan Hasbun Wood
Lead Testing & Validation
Blickfeld’s head of Object Recognition, Dr. Hamidreza Houshiar, has gained significant experience in the field of point cloud processing and robotics at Jacobs University Bremen and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg prior to joining Blickfeld. He studied Information Technology in Iran before moving to Germany to pursue his studies and obtain his Ph.D.
Dr. Hamidreza Houshiar
Head of Object Recognition
After obtaining her Master’s degree in corporate communication from the University of Amsterdam, Luisa Martens worked for a large B2B full-service communication agency. Luisa joined the Blickfeld team early on and has built the company’s brand. She heads the marketing team.
Head of Marketing & Communications
Thomas Scherg has gathered experience in different positions throughout his career, including working for SiemensVDO as quality engineer, for Nokia Siemens Network as TQM manager and for Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge in Central Quality as Quality Manager. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for quality and customer support.
Head of Quality Management
Before joining Blickfeld, David Koller worked on the development and industrialization of high-resolution load cell electronics for the industry and laboratory division of Mettler Toledo in Switzerland. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for electronics and mechanics hardware development.
Lead Electronics Development
Dr Michael Schardt studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and obtained his Ph.D. on spectrometers for the mid-infrared region. During his doctorate, he developed spectroscopy solutions suitable for industrial applications. Michael brings this expertise to Blickfeld as head of the optics team.
Dr. Michael Schardt
Head of Optics
Uwe Bureick holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Hochschule Munich. He has significant experience in various management positions in IT, purchasing, logistics, production and supply chain management in industries such as laser technology, metrology, sensor systems and medical technology. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for production and supply chain management.
Head of Production and Supply Chain Management
As a technology and manufacturing sales industry veteran, Patrick Pylypuik and his team build critical relationships with new and existing customers in North America. Before joining Blickfeld, Patrick was Vice President of Sales at Symbio Robotics and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Publicly traded autonomous vehicle supplier NAVYA Group. He also held executive Sales and COO positions at Kibo Partners, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, B2X Global Group, Blackmore Partners, Inc., and Fullfillment.com.
Patrick L. Pylypuik
Head of Sales North America
After his studies in mechanical engineering Helmut Gerbeck has worked for different automotive companies such as Webasto, Siemens VDO, and Continental. He founded a business consulting company in 2011 and worked with different customers in optic and automotive industries. Helmut is Blickfeld’s Head of Industrialization.
Head of Industrialization
Doychin Tsanev is a machine learning and deep learning expert. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and has worked in various positions in the field of deep learning. Most recently, he held the position as Lead of LiDAR Perception Development at Hyundai Mobis, where he built perception technologies based on camera, LiDAR and imaging radar sensors. In his role at Blickfeld, he drives the AI Perception and Data Analytics division.
Head of AI
Andreas Rusche is Blickfeld’s Team Lead Mechanics. After studying aeronautical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich he gained experience developing piezoelectric nanopositioning devices for harsh environments such as cryogenic temperatures or ultra-high vacuum, and as a team lead in production engineering.
Team Lead Mechanics
Renu obtained her master’s degree in the area of VLSI Design from Banasthali University. Before joining Blickfeld, she worked as a Research Associate at the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, where she was involved in developing a MEMS technology-based vibration energy harvester. She joined Blickfeld in 2020 and currently leads the MEMS manufacturing team.
Lead MEMS Manufacturing
After obtaining his Master’s degree in physics and electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Andreas Bollu joined Blickfeld’s optics team, where he was involved in detector development and simulation. In 2021, he moved into his current role as Team Lead Security Solutions as part of the customer success department.
Team Lead Security Solutions