Our Team of international two-wheeler experts

Andreas Zurwehme
CEO


As Chief Executive Officer, the passionate entrepreneur Andreas Zurwehme brings over 30 years of experience on several continents to the industry. Stages of his life: Plastics processing, mechanical engineering, automotive and sales - from London to Chicago to the Silicon Valley.


He has always been fascinated by motorcycles. As a native Westphalian, he has been very active in the e-mobility industry for 10 years. He knows his way around rapid motor vehicles. He owns a classic car and participates in his free time in a team at hill climb races.


Markus Leder
COO


He embodies 30 years of automotive experience, extensive engineering knowledge and as Chief Operation Officer at eROCKIT Markus is responsible for the entire production. He has proven his expertise in management positions at various companies in the automotive industry. He served at IVM and Bertrandt, at Faurecia he took over the program management for the development of the cockpit of the BMW X5, accompanied the start of series production in the USA and was responsible for DaimlerChrysler projects as a Senior Program Manager. At SAS Automotive he was Vice President Engineering, later the main department head for the development of a vehicle interior at the Chinese EV vehicle manufacturer Thunder Power. As head of development at Pininfarina Germany, Markus was responsible for a team of +150 engineers in recent years.

Markus Leder is particularly interested in helping to shape the future on two wheels at eROCKIT. He is a passionate motorcyclist and says: “In the world of electro mobility, the intelligent and intuitive drive of the eROCKIT is something absolutely new. Our vehicle is fascinating, healthy, sporty and a great innovation. "


Rowan Smith
CTO


Two-wheelers are his life and his passion. Our Chief Technology Officer has been at home in the motorcycle world for 25 years.


His career includes Hallam Motorcycles (Australia), where he built bikes for the World Superbikes, Suzuki (Japan) and KTM (Austria). Privately, the Australian-born loves mountain bikes, surfing, snowboards and skate boarding.


Bernhard Glatzel
Produktion - Supply Chain Management


Bernhard is a graduate industrial engineer and passionate solution finder. As launch manager, he already realized the first eROCKIT production series including the structure of the ERP system. Today Bernhard is a consultant for industrial, trade and logistics companies in Switzerland. The focus is on requirements engineering, project management and process ramp-up with a focus on digitization. In addition to sustainable individual mobility, his passion is robotics and industry 4.0.


In his spare time as well as on the way to work Bernhard likes to sit on or in fast electrified vehicles.


Sebastian „SATU“ Kopke
Testrider


He is an extreme athlete and world record holder in various disciplines. Survival training, Karate, Taekwondo and Anti-terrorism are just as normal for him as breaking through gas concrete stones with his head. With the Shaolin he learned the harmony of body and mind. SATU is also a passionate motorcyclist and founding member of the legendary "Fast Division Brandenburg". At eROCKIT, he puts the vehicles through their paces under the most extreme conditions.


Advisory Board

Daniel Kraus
Technology Strategy


A technology pioneer with over 20 years of experience in software & hardware, Daniel Kraus was introduced to eROCKIT in 2015, and immediately became enthralled at the potential held by both the eROCKIT vehicle and the underlying technology. A licensed pilot, his passion for electric vehicles has grown into a multi-year relationship with eROCKIT, and he’s eager to help the company along its path to success in the electrified vehicle market.

Daniel is currently CEO of Threshold360, a leading SaaS Platform for Virtual Tour Creation and delivery. He previously held senior leadership positions at Microsoft, Nokia, and a range of successful startups, including two that he co-founded. He holds a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Philosophy from Fordham University, as well as Graduate Certificates in both Quantum Computing & Artificial Intelligence from MIT.


Richard Gaul
Business Affairs


His wealth of experience is unique, and his advice is first-class. Richard Gaul became aware of eROCKIT at the development stage because he is convinced that this incomparable vehicle will cause a sensation in the e-mobility industry. The long-standing head of communications at BMW, consultant to Volkswagen, the ADAC and other well-known DAX companies, is an independent communications and investment consultant with an international network in many industries, industrial and commercial sectors.

Gaul is Senior Counselor of the American Academy in Berlin, member of the Senate of acatech (German Academy for Technical Sciences), member of the Senate of the Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade and Chairman of the Board of the "Industrieclub Potsdam".


Prof. Dr. Jo Groebel
Communications


As the founder of modern media psychology and television research, he is one of Germany's leading media experts. Visiting professorships at international universities are as highly valued as his work as a consultant for international companies or heads of state and government. The founding director of the German Digital Institute focuses on the future of the media and how people deal with it, as well as the digitization of the world. Prof. Dr. Jo Groebel says about the future of the motorcycle world: "If there should be a Harley of the 21st century, it will be eROCKIT"!


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