About the trainers

Philipp Arnold

Philipp Arnold

Philipp Arnold is Product Application Engineer for the MES Model Examiner® (MXAM). A qualified mathematician, Philipp Arnold has been supporting guideline and check development for MXAM since 2017. He assists customers in how to best use MXAM in projects, and the experience he gains from this flows directly into tool and check development. As a trainer in our training classes, he understands exactly what users must know in practice when it comes to guideline checking and how to effectively implement this.

Dr. Mirko Conrad

Dr. Mirko Conrad

Mirko Conrad serves as Managing Director of samoconsult GmbH, an engineering and consulting firm recognized across industries for their comprehensive services in the area of functional safety. He lectures in functional safety at the Technical Universities in Munich and Dresden and actively participated in the standardization of ISO 26262, ISO/ PAS 21448 (SOTIF), DO-178C, and various MISRA guidelines. Mirko Conrad also has 10+ years of tool classification/ qualification experience across industries and standards.

Dr. Heiko Dörr

Dr. Heiko Dörr

Heiko Dörr was appointed CEO of Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) in January 2016, after years of experience as a managing partner. A trailblazer of model-based development from the very beginning, he strives to open new fields for its application. He ensures that the competences within the company are well aligned to drive quality in all areas in the right direction.

Dr. Jan Grabowski

Dr. Jan Grabowski

Jan Grabowski has been Product Application Manager at Model Engineering Solutions since 2014. With an unwavering interest in ensuring optimal customer support via the MES tools, he designs application scenarios for the MES software tools and services. Beyond this, he consults and assists customers worldwide in using the MES toolchain. His expertise in quality assurance flows into the MES webinars and also into his role as speaker at conferences, and he happily shares his knowledge in MES training classes.

Martin Hill

Martin Hill

Martin Hill joined MES in 2013. He is a Scrum Master for the MES Test Manager® (MTest) and is also responsible for projects in the fields of quality assurance, modeling, and model checking. He studied aerospace engineering and now focuses on model-based testing, as well as successfully managing test projects.

Sophia Kohle

Sophia Kohle

Sophia Kohle is Product Manager of the MES Model Examiner® (MXAM). As part of her role, she defines the strategic objectives for the development and advancement of the tool. She also manages customer projects in which company-specific features, guidelines, and checks are implemented in MXAM. Her commitment to quality led her and her team to confirm the tool’s quality even further by having it classified and qualified by TÜV SÜD for its use in safety-related software development in compliance with ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and ISO 25119.

Dr. Eric Meyer

Dr. Eric Meyer

Eric Meyer has been with Model Engineering Solutions since 2018. In his role as Product Application Engineer for the MES Test Manager® (MTest), he acts as a liaison between customers and the tool development team. By guiding and supporting customers in how to best use MTest, he has developed a strong sense of what they need and are looking for. This valuable experience directly influences the development of the tool, which he also actively works on.

Dr. Hartmut Pohlheim

Dr. Hartmut Pohlheim

Hartmut Pohlheim is the strong backbone of MES's technology development. He is CTO out of firm conviction and manages customer projects as well as the MES in-house software development team with an unwavering commitment to the highest quality and efficiency. Our customers value his inexhaustible technical knowledge and his pragmatic, hands-on approach to challenging technology questions. Testers fear him for his zero tolerance policy when it comes to errors.

Scott Ranville

Scott Ranville

Scott Ranville started his career in Ford Research where he, along with tool vendors, helped develop industry-leading tools for model-based software development. After Ford, he ran a small consulting company, assisting companies in the automotive and aerospace industries in adopting and implementing model-based development. He joined MES in 2018 to run their U.S. subsidiary and better align his functional safety background with industry trends. He helps companies adopt and use MES' QA tools, provides training on how to use Simulink® in compliance with ISO 26262, and continues to offer consulting help for MBD tools and processes.

Lukas Schaus

Lukas Schaus

Lukas Schaus studied computer engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University Berlin) and is a software engineer in the MES Test Manager® (MTest) development team. His core focus lies in formal methods of software requirements specification and creating domain-specific languages (MARS and MTCD). He is an expert in using MTest, and he trains customers in how to best apply the tool in model testing.

Melina Simichanidou

Melina Simichanidou

Melina Simichanidou is a mathematician. After completing her bachelor's degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she successfully completed her Master's degree at the Technical University in Berlin. She has been working as a software developer in the development team of the MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) since 2017. Her main areas of focus are checking development for MXAM's policy review and customer support. She also shares her expertise in software development as a trainer in the training classes.

Katja Schmidt

Katja Schmidt

Katja Schmidt joined MES in 2017 and works in model development and model testing in the MES Test Manager® (MTest) development team. She brings her expertise in this area to MES’ research projects and also to MES’ training program as a trainer. She studied engineering science at the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University Berlin).

Kai Teschner

Kai Teschner

Kai Teschner is a software developer in the MES Test Manager® (MTest) team. He joined MES in 2016 while he was studying electrical engineering with a focus on control engineering and modeling at the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University Berlin). In this way, he was able to gain first-hand experience in test projects regarding safety relevant software. After successfully completing his studies, Kai Teschner started working on developing the software of the test management tool MTest. As an MES Academy trainer, he shares his expertise in testing and developing safety critical software.