Rail.S Vorstandsvorsitzender Prof. Dr. Arnd Stephan

Prof. Dr. Arnd Stephan (Chairman of the Board)

Prof. Dr. Stephan occupies the Chair of Electric Railways at the “Friedrich List” Faculty of Transportation Sciences at Dresden University of Technology and is Managing Director of the IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH (Railway Technology Institute). He is among others a recognized expert in the fields of electric drive technology, electrical power supply, high-speed and light-rail systems.

“A successful rail sector needs the cooperation of industry, science and politics and, in addition, lively communication. communication. As a university lecturer and managing director of an engineering firm based here, I would like to contribute valuable experience and a wide range of contacts to the Rail.S board in this regard.”

Rail.S Stellvertreter des Vorstandsvorsitzenden Dr. Steffen Röhlig

Dr. Steffen Röhlig (Deputy Chairman)

Dr. Röhlig is the head of business development at the Rail Power Systems GmbH, a leading system house for electrical railway infrastructure.
He also
works actively in the European standardization for railways, acts as lecturer for electrical railways at the Dresden University of Applied Science and is the editor-in-chief of the magazine eb – Elektrische Bahnen (electrical railways).

“Networks, exchange of experience, research and development as well as targeted training for young professionals are essential for the
rail industry in a future-oriented, highly specialized and internationally active market. My personal commitment
shall serve to make the network and the resulting advantages available to all Rail.S members.”

Rail.S Schatzmeister Nils Berthold

Nils Berthold (Treasurer)

Nils Berthold, a graduate engineer in electrical engineering, is head of the electrical power supply systems division at SIGNON Deutschland GmbH, where he is responsible for all aspects of planning of electrical track infrastructure, with the exception of LST and TC systems. Since 1979 he has been supporting the park railway in Dresden in an honorary capacity, among other things in the training and supervision of young railway employees.

“After actively shaping the merger of IZBE e. V and BTS e. V. to form Rail.S e. V., I would like to continue to actively shape the association as treasurer and thus contribute to a further improvement of the Saxon network of the railroad industry.”

Rail.S Vorstandsmitglied Michael Brandhorst

Michael Brandhorst (Member of the Board)

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Michael Brandhorst is Managing Director of Photon Meissener Technologies GmbH and has particular experience in the areas of the development, approval and production of railway vehicles and components and manufacturing technology including laser welding and development and production of Photon products for the mobility (rail, road, waterway).

“With my cross-industry networking and personal experience in the ʼusedʼ federal countries, I would like to contribute to the success of the rail technology network in Saxony.”


Rail.S Vorstandsmitglied Andreas Küster

Andreas Küster (Member of the Board)

Having 20 years of experience as a scientist, Andreas Küster has also been working in the field of intelligent transport systems as Chairman of the Board of ITS Saxonia e. V. since 2014, in addition to his work as Division Manager of the MRK Group for Transport, Energy and Telecommunications. Both in the association and in the MRK Competence Centre in Dresden, he uses his expertise to develop and implement intelligent solutions in rail transport.

“Coming from a railroad family, it is in my genes to keep the railroad attractive, efficient and competitive by means of innovative technologies. That’s why I want to use my skills through my work as a board member at Rail.S, shape this vision in the association and implement it with the members.”

Rail.S Vorstandsmitglied Harald Rüdiger

Harald Rüdiger (Member of the Board)

Harald Rüdiger, a graduate engineer in electrical engineering, is CEO of Rüdiger ITM and ivis GmbH. His fields of expertise are professional examinations for the German federal railway authority, consultancy in the development of railway equipment components and processes, e.g. CMS and RAMS management, and develop-ment of safety verifications and strategies.

“My goal is to contribute traditional knowledge and experience from projects with other railroads in EU countries as well as to place the quality from Saxony internationally. I would like to help ensure that the Saxon rail technology sector continues to be strongly represented on the market and to institutional bodies.”

Rail.S Vorstandsmitglied Sebastian Wolfram

Sebastian Wolfram (Member of the Board)

Sebastian Wolfram, a graduate engineer in mechanical engineering, is owner of the development office WOLFRAM Designers and Engineers. Under his leadership, products for the vehicle industry, mechanical and plant engineering and medical technology are developed. Mr. Wolfram is also a member of the Executive Board of Organic Electronics Saxony e. V. and on the advisory board of GRAVOmer e. V..

“Innovations come about through networked thinking and action. As a board member, I would like to contribute to the success of Rail.S e. V. with my cross-industry knowledge and broad network.”