President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation
Andre Navarri began his career in consulting roles for SCET International in Brazil and EXA International in Brazil and Africa. From 1996 to 1999, he was President of the Transportation Division, during which time he led the business to the leading position in its sector. In Februrary 2004 Andre Navarri was appointed President of Bombardier Transportation and in 2008, President and Chief Operating Officer.
"Design and especially interior design always fascinated me. I will discuss the submitted designs with great pleasure with the other members of the jury."
Vice President Communications & Public Affairs, Bombardier Transportation
Sharon Christians has extensive international experience in corporate communications, corporate brand development and management, crisis communications, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. Mrs. Christians has held executive positions and advised Chairmen, Chief Executives and Boards of multinational corporations in Canada, England, France, the United States and The Netherlands.
"In my long career I learned, that interacting with customers is a key to create a sustaining enterprise and gaining satisfied customers. I am looking forward to see interior train designs of the next decade!"
Dr. Josef Doppelbauer
Vice President Project Management and Chief Technical Officer, Bombardier Transportation
Dr. Josef Doppelbauer holds a degree and a Doctorate, both in Physics, and joined Bombardier Transportation in December 2002. Since July 2008 he is Vice President of Project Management and Chief Technical Officer
"In the name of the whole enterprise Bombardier, I am looking forward to learn more about the customer’s vision about transportation in the future!"
Vice President Sales, Bombardier Transportation
Chris Antonopoulos holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Industrial Management from the ETH in Zurich. He has also completed an executive MBA programme in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining Bombardier, Chris has been active in various sales and business development positions and in different geographical regions in the energy and infrastructure industry since 1987
"Open Innovation and Open Source is a development we can not ignore any longer. By providing this contest, Bombardier is facing the next step of successful management: To hear the voice of the customer"
Division Passenger/RS3, Industrial Design, Bombardier Transportation
Michael Sohn studied Industrial Design at Kunsthochschule Berlin, graduated in 1984 (Diploma) and is working in railway design since 1988 (LEW, AEG, Adtranz, Bombardier). Since 2006 he is Design Manager for the PGR designteam in Hennigsdorf, Germany, and is responsible for the Industrial Design of Metro Guangzhou L1, Regioswinger, ITINO, Talent 2, TWINDEXX 160
"For such a long time, I am involved in designing trains. Looking ahead to what customers as well as young designers are thinking about that topic is exciting."
Designer, Consultant to Bombardier Transportation
Luis Chomiak has been involved in many of Bombardier Transportation's latest rail projects including the innovative VHS China Zefiro trains. He was also responsible for leading development of BT's product branding philosophy working with the In- house BT team. As a consultant he has worked with major design houses including Pininfarina and Zagato not only in the rail vehicle sector but also in other areas of transportation and product design where a number projects he has been involved in have won awards. He has lectured at a number of Universities worldwide. This year he will be a moderator at the International 'RailExpo' in Cologne, Germany.
"I worked together with numerous design institutes but when returning to universities and young designers I am always excited about the ideas and thoughts. In that way I am happy that Bombardier gives you the chance to perform in a competition like that."
Leiter CD & CI Konzern, Deutsche Bahn
Karsten Henze studied communication at the University of Arts in Berlin. After five years as advertising consultant at Siemens he joined MetaDesign in 1995, where he worked as design manager on complex design systems such as Volkswagen, Dusseldorf Airport and the Berlin Transportation Authority. In 2000 he changed to Pixelpark AG, a leading multimedia-agency, where he worked as an account director for retail clients
"Nowadays the communication between customers and enterprises is more important than ever. A design contest is a fabulous way to practise that communication. With such an innovative web platform the contest will be a huge success for Bombardier and for all users."
Dr. Ing. Klaus Baur
Head of the Management Board of Bombardier Transportation Germany
Dr. Ing. Klaus Baur studied Mechanical Engineering at Stuttgart University, where he graduated 1972. After that, he was Research Engineer at "Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Dampfkesselwesen", Prof. R. Quack, at Stuttgart University and did a doctor’s degree. Since 1977, he has extensive experience in several international operating engineering enterprises like the ABB-Group or the Adtranz, DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems GmbH. In the year of 2002 he joined Bombardier Transportation and worked as Vice-President of Sales and Project Management, until he became Head of the Management Board of Bombardier Transportation Germany in the year of 2003.
"The idea to ask customers, designers, engineers and passengers for new ideas and designs in the field of transportation and railway-systems is the best approach to create a unique product adored by any customer."
Core Interior Designer
Marianna Rivera has been with Bombardier Aerospace for over 13 years. Since then, she has been presenting to customers world wide, designing and detailing the interiors of aircrafts. She currently is responsible for maintaining standards and developing tools for the Global Interior Design department. Some special projects she has been involved with include designing exhibition spaces for Bombardier at the NBAA exhibit (National Business Aviation Association) , designing a new showroom at the Global Completion Center, and has been involved in the development of numerous R&D projects including seat, monument and periphery development. In her time at Bombardier, she has assumed different roles including Senior Interior Designer, Group Lead, and presently is the Core Interior Designer in the Core Integration team.
"I am glad to be a part of that fabulous project. To see what other designers think about a train interior is a huge opportunity for Bombardier as well as for myself."