Wolfgang Stephan

Product strategy. Product management. Development methodology and processes.


Experienced development manager and head technician.
Knows everything about technical applications in automotive and component construction.

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Studied mechanical engineering at the FH in Esslingen
1985-2003      Fa. Hydraulik – Ring

Test engineer, later head of testing
Head of development for the plant in Nürtingen
Head of development for all sites (Nürtingen, Marktheidenfeld, Limbach Oberfrohna and Seckach)
Plant manager in Nürtingen


Since 2003      hofer powertrain
Since 2004      Managing director of hofer mechatronik in Oberboihingen
Since 2005      also director of Technology division at hofer AG

Reference Projects:

Series development of electrohydraulic systems for the automotive industry:
Gear control units with complete vehicle applications, hydraulic valves, camshaft adjusters, SCR systems for emissions treatment, etc.
Cost optimisation on existing productions, support with industrialisation