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eCl@ss organigram

The eCl@ss association consists of the bodies shown in the following figure:

eCl@ss Organigram.png

eCl@ss General Assembly

The general assembly determines the strategic aims of the eCl@ss association and supports the eCl@ss board of directors in achieving these aims.

eCl@ss Steering Committee

The eCl@ss Steering Committee has the general task of guaranteeing the strategic advancement and the updating and maintenance of eCl@ss. Their members support the board of directors in their work. They are responsible for the international use of eCl@ss in the member companies. In addition, they act as contact to their suppliers and represent their interests.

eCl@ss Board of Directors (eCl@ss Board)

The eCl@ss board of directors manages the eCl@ss organization and the realization and implementation of the eCl@ss association‘s aims.

Currently, the following persons are the voted members of the Board of Directors (General Assembly 2012-04-12):

Name Function Website Logo Company
Mr. Markus Reigl Chairman of the Board Logo SIEMENS.jpg SIEMENS AG, Germany
Dr. Sebastian Appelhans Member of the Board Logo thyssenkrupp.jpg thyssenkrupp AG, Germany
Dr. Matthias Fankhänel Member of the Board Logo BASF.jpg BASF SE, Germany
Mr. Oliver Hillermeier Member of the Board Logo SAP.png SAP SE, Germany
Dr. Gunther Kegel Member of the Board Logo Pepperl+Fuchs.gif Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Germany
Ms. Christiane Mann Member of the Board Logo Schneider Electric.PNG Schneider Electric GmbH, USA
Ms. Dr. Alba Mena Subiranas Member of the Board Logo BASF.jpg BASF SE, Germany
Dr. Christoph Thim Member of the Board Logo Robert Bosch.png Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

eCl@ss Scientific Advisory Board

The task of the scientific advisory board is to scientifically accompany all aspects of the development of eCl@ss, to promote it with its own ideas and activities and also to support the spread of eCl@ss in the sciences.

Currently, the following persons are members of the Scientifiv Advisory Board

Name Company
Prof. Dr. Helmut Beckmann Hochschule Heilbronn
Alexander Belyaev Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Artur Bondza Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH (als Gast)
Dr. Vera Demary Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Diedrich Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Frank-Dieter Dorloff Universität Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Fay Helmut-Schmidt-Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg
Dr. David Karlin FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Manz Hochschule Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Boris Otto Technische Universität Dortmund
Dr. Jörg Schumacher BASF SE
Markus Spiekermann Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik ISST
Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolffried Stucky (Chairman of the Board) Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Prof. Dr. Peter Weiß Hochschule Pforzheim
Dr. Wolfgang Wilkes (Deputy Chairman of the Board) FernUniversität Hagen
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inform. Violett Zeller FIR Aachen

eCl@ss Head Office

The eCl@ss Head Offices is responsible for the administration of the eCl@ss organization. In addition, the eCl@ss Head Office coordinates the release management, technical development, international distribution and customer support, as well as an introductory consultation for interested companies to get to know the basics of the eCl@ss classification system.

The eCl@ss Head Office is based at the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Consult GmbH, the leading private economic research institute in Cologne, Germany.

eCl@ss Head Office Cologne - Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln

Contact Information

eCl@ss Head Office

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Consult GmbH

P.O. Box 10 19 42

50459 Cologne Germany

Phone: +49 (0)221 4981 -811

Fax: +49 (0)221 4981 -856

e-mail: info[at]


Address for visitors:

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21

50668 Cologne


Operating Arm (OpArm)

As an executive panel assigned by the board of directors the Operating Arm is responsible to implement decisions made by the board, to discuss financial or panel-overlapping topics and to initiate decision proposals for the board of directors. The Operating Arm (OpArm) fills in the gap between the operative work in the office and the strategic work on associations management-level.

Center for Research and Development (CRD)

Apart from the eCl@ss expert groups that are responsible for the maintenance of the content of the eCl@ss standard itself, the Center for Research and Development (CRD) is responsible for the technical development of the standard.

eCl@ss expert groups

The members of the eCl@ss expert groups develop the eCl@ss classification according to market requirements and on the basis of incoming proposals. Any interested qualified person is welcome to collaborate with the expert groups. Collaboration is free of charge, irrespective of membership in the eCl@ss organization.

Their tasks within the release process are described here.

eCl@ss regional Offices

The regional eCl@ss Offices support users in various countries and advise how to use and implement eCl@ss, who to ask and asist in translations of eCl@ss language versions.

eCl@ss Office China

eCl@ss Office China

Contact details:

eCl@ss Office China c/o RKWC

Manager eCl@ss Office China: Mr. Dirk Machentanz

Room B201 Jiachengyoushu

No.25 A Dongsishitiao

Dongcheng District

Beijing 100007


Tel.: +86 (0)10 64626313

e-mail: china[at]


eCl@ss Office Austria, Southern and Eastern European countries

eCl@ss Office Austria, Southern and Eastern European countries - Paradine

Contact details:

eCl@ss Office Austria, Southern and Eastern European countries

c/o Paradine GmbH

Contact: Mr. Reinhard Pohn

Technologiestraße 8

1120 Wien


Tel.: +43 (0)1 2366668 - 0

Fax: +43 (0)1 2366668 - 334

e-mail: austria[at]


eCl@ss Office Portugal and Spain

eCl@ss Office Portugal and Spain - D&TS GmbH

Contact details:

eCl@ss Office Portugal and Spain

c/o D&TS Deutschland

Contact: Mr. Paulo Ferreira

Lise-Meitner-Straße 5 - 9

42119 Wuppertal


Tel.: +49 (0)20 27 58 33 54

e-mail: portugal[at]


eCl@ss Office Switzerland

eCl@ss Office Switzerland - Class.Ing Ingenieur-Partnerschaft

Contact details:

eCl@ss Office Switzerland

c/o Class.Ing Ingenieur-Partnerschaft

Contact: Mr. Frank Scherenschlich

Gubelstraße 12

6300 Zug


Tel.: +41 (0)41 - 5 11 04 22

e-mail: switzerland[at]


eCl@ss Office France

eCl@ss Office France - Hardis Group

Contact details:

eCl@ss Office France

c/o Hardis Group

Contact: Mrs. Camille Varrot

34, rue de la Tuilerie

38170 Seyssinet-Pariset


Tel.: +33 (6) 32 11 31 62

e-mail: france[at]


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