Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Funck

Product development of vehicle powertrain and its systems, from concept to series production

  • Monitoring the level of maturity – considering time, quality, cost, weight, law, test programs, DMU/PMU
  • Execution of quality audits
  • Management of the interface supplier-customer
  • Task force management
  • Management of cost reduction programs and Change-Management
  • Qualification programs (Technics and process)


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Studied mechanical engineering at the TU München (TUM), with graduation to Dr.-Ing. at the research department for gear and transmission (FZG) at the TUM

1987-2006       Daimler AG

Head of several departments in the field of heavy duty vehicle and commercial vehicle development

Installation and leading the powertrain competence center for commercial vehicles since 1998

Seit 2007          independent consultant for the automotive industry
Seit 2010          lectureship at the University of Hof (Germany) for “Introduction to the automobile technology”


Development of acoustics and air conditioning commercial vehicle
Development and validation for series of the powertrain & powertrain components for Mercedes Vito/Viano- and Sprinter,
Participation at series production launches for 7 vehicles
Product validation for series production for CVT transmissions