Ulrich Hackenberg

Prof., Dr.

Ulrich Hackenberg studied mechanical engineering in at RWTH Aachen University where he received his doctorate in 1984 at the Institute of Motor Vehicles. In 1985, he joined AUDI AG, where, in 1989, he was put in charge of Concept Definition and later took over the technical project management of the entire product range. Hackenberg was responsible for implementing designs such as the automaker’s current MQB global architecture and cars such as the A3, A4, A6, A8 and TT and responsible for the modular toolkit system. He was also a Board Member of Product Development at Volkswagen and responsible for all technical development at the Wolfsburg Headquarters until 2015. In 2016, Hackenberg joined the Valmet Automotive Board of Directors.

Niels Henrik Mortensen

PhD., Prof.

Niels Henrik Mortensen is a professor and Head of section at Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU. He has more than 35 years of industrial and academic experience on modularization in the Nordic region, and is the author of various books and papers on modular strategies.