Dr. Alex Ehrler
Alex is responsible for the business division Platform.
From 1993 to 1998 he studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe with emphasis on “Information Systems Engineering”. Following his thesis he worked for three years at SAP AG as a software developer in the field of PLM New Application Development. In 2001 he joined PDTec GmbH as Chief Architect Internet Solutions and designed the information system platform ice.NET. In the context of international research activities, he earned his doctorate in 2004 with the topic “Semantic standards and software components” at the Institute of Computer Application in Planning and Design (RPK) of the University of Karlsruhe.
Since 2007, he has been a board member of the PDTec AG.
Michael Sanjay Murgai
Michael is responsible for sales and marketing at PDTec AG.
Michael was born in New Delhi (India) and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) from 1991 to 1997. After graduating with a degree in engineering, he initially worked as a leading market analyst in the areas of CAx and PDM/PLM from 1997 to 2008. He published his market research results as editor-in-chief in the leading trade magazine of his time, eDM-Report. During this time, Michael got to know the international CAx and PDM/PLM-related provider as well as user market very intensively.
In 2008, Michael decided to bring his industry expertise to the then small, medium-sized German PLM solutions provider CONTACT Software to help the company expand globally. He held various management positions as an authorised signatory and member of the executive board in the CONTACT Software Group. In particular, Michael led CONTACT’s entire international business, from global partner management to direct and indirect sales, thus setting the tone for the international positioning and expansion of the software provider. In addition, he founded numerous companies on behalf of CONTACT and developed these companies very successfully as managing director, including CONTACT Software Schweiz AG or the joint venture Zuken Incorporation (Japan) and CONTACT: the Zuken Contact GmbH & Co. KG.
Michael is involved in various initiatives and working groups. For example, he has been a core team member of the “Code of PLM Openness” (www.prostep.org/cpo) since 2012 and is committed to the openness of IT solutions and architectures.
Since 15 June 2023, he has been a member of the Management Board of PDTec AG.
Dr. Günter Staub
Günter oversees the business division SDM at the PDTec AG.
Günter initially completed an apprenticeship as a machinist and a training as a technical draftsman (mechanical engineering), then worked as a technical draftsman for a medium-sized engineering company and attended the companies first steps with CAD.
From 1986 he studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe with emphasis on practical computer science. Following this, Günter was a research assistant at the Institute of Computer Application in Planning and Design (RPK) headed by Professor Grabowski. During the assistantship Günter led the research group Construction Systems and was instrumental in several national and international research and industrial projects in the fields of computer-aided product development and product data technology. He received his doctorate to Dr.Ing. with the topic “Component-based development and implementation of product models as the basis of interoperable applications engineer”.
Since the end of 1998, Günter has been the executive director of the PDTec GmbH and since the formation of the PDTec AG in the year 2007, he has been one of its board members.
Dr. Anna Wasmer
Anna is responsible for the board department PDM in PDTec AG.
After receiving her Masters degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT), she became member of a research team on information logistics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Information Processing (IITB) and afterwards worked as research assistant and industry consultant at the institutes ‘Computer Integration in Planning and Design’ and ‘Computer Integrated Design’ at the Mechanical Engineering departments of the Technical Universities of Karlsruhe and Darmstadt.
After receiving her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Darmstadt in 1997, Anna took a position as consulting manager with InterDataAccess, Inc., a company specialized in geometry viewing, and, after its acquisition at Spatial Technology, Inc.
There she started specializing in methods and tools related to design and engineering, with a special focus on product data and lifecycle management (PDM / PLM) and optimized processes for engineering collaboration in the extended enterprise. Since then she is involved in numerous international automotive initiatives and consortia related to development of standards for product data exchange as well as process definition and harmonization.
She has been a member of various ISO, VDA/ProSTEP, and SASIG workgroups and is co-chair of the XMTD and PDM workgroups at AIAG. From the AIAG she was awarded with an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004.
As a co-founder of PDTec, Anna has been managing director of PDTec GmbH since 1999. Since 2007, she has been member of the management board of PDTec AG.