Hamburg based specialist in autonomous driving, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH: Christophe Minster is the new Program Director for ibeo NEXT Sensor 

Hamburg, 22.01.2019 – Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH has created a new post of Program Director and has appointed Christophe Minster to it. He is responsible for the development and market launch of the new 3D solid state LIDAR ibeo NEXT.

“Christophe Minster brings a wealth of expertise in the area of driver assistance systems and a deep knowledge of the automotive sector based on many years of experience”, says Dr. Ulrich Lages, CEO of Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. “He will bring together our development resources and set up a coherent, globally orientated market preparation and launch strategy for our ibeo NEXT LIDAR sensor programme. The new measurement technology in the ibeo NEXT, which is based purely on a semi-conductor solution, will revolutionise LIDAR technology in combination with the associated object detection software and is the next step along the path to the autonomous future. Christophe Minster is a complete professional and a genuine asset to the Ibeo family. We look forward to developing plenty of new projects with him”, adds Lages.

Christophe Minster has over 20 years of experience in leading positions in sales & marketing. He began his career with Siemens Automotive in Detroit. Following periods with Valeo and TRW Automotive, where he looked after the key accounts and eventually took on responsibility for the global product portfolio, the 45-year-old arrived at ZF TRW in Paris, where he held the post of ZF Portfolio Director for Driver Assistance Systems. In the course of his work, Christophe Minster has played a significant role in driving the expansion of driver assistance functions. He will bring this wide-ranging experience to Ibeo as Program Director for the ibeo NEXT.

Christophe Minster has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master’s in International Business and is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School in France, at which he completed an Executive Programme in International Business and Strategy (MS SMIB). He is married with three children.

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