Founded in 2017 and based in Munich, Germany, Blickfeld is a provider of cutting-edge LiDAR technology for autonomous mobility and IoT applications.
Blickfeld was founded with the goal to build a high performant and mass producible LiDAR sensor. The company achieved this by reinventing one of the core components of the 3D sensors as well as rethinking the setup of the device. The result is a performant, small and reliable LiDAR sensor, that, in combination with Blickfeld’s perception software, enables countless mobility, smart city, industrial and security applications.
Who we are
Blickfeld’s team comprises professionals with proven expertise in optoelectronics, MEMS, software, production, HR, finance and business. Meet our leadership team.
After studying mechanical engineering, Andreas Lüdeking held various sales positions. He headed the software and hardware distributor Pegasys AG for 20 years and gathered experience in consulting as well as sales for high-tech businesses. At Blickfeld he is responsible for B2B business in the Industry business unit.
Lead Industry Sales
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
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. 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
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
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
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
Dr. Ganpath Veerabathran received his Master’s degree in Microsystems Engineering from IMTEK at the University of Freiburg and his Ph.D. degree in the field of optoelectronics from TU Munich. After developing state-of-the-art surface-emitting semiconductor lasers as part of his Doctorate, he joined Blickfeld and is now the Team Lead of MEMS assembly.
Dr. Ganpath Veerabathran
Lead MEMS Assembly
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 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
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
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
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
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
Corporate Strategy, Investors and Board Relations Manager
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
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
After studying Mechanical Engineering at KIT and TUM, Juan 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.
Lead Testing & Validation
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.
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
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
Stefan Lehner is Blickfeld’s Head of Project and Product Management. 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 both, in the role as project lead and product manager.
Head of Project and Product Management
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
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
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
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