Napoleon is originally a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering Engineer who has worked as consultant for 21 years. He has been active within the field of Automotive engineering for the majority of his career.
As a consultant he held several roles within RnD, all from mechanical engineering team lead to component ownership for electrical control units (ECU). The last assignment was within battery traction systems, originally supporting functional development as well as driving the daily work with suppliers. This task required a certain level of technical understanding and primary the ability to get supplier of hardware, software and complete battery units to collaborate in a good way.
Napoleon is originally from the eastcoast and lived there for 15 years before moving to the westcoast. Before the move he spent a lot of time creating things, such as building rafts, hut’s in the trees, race tracks for BMX and other endeavours.
He was curious on how things worked and was not afraid of trying things which obviously could go wrong, which sometimes they did. It was probably also during this time he learned the traits of trying, testing and learning, it was never seen as failing.
After the move to the westcoast he raised his interest in finance, self development and companies in general. He also picked up playing Golf, something he had tried in the very early years. Napoleons interest for the business environment grew along with the time he spent as an employed consultant.
In 2013, he decided to start Torque Engineering and 3 years later the business expanded to become an employer of other people who would like to join a consultant company. His passion and commitment to building a company culture which is far above the ordinary, this is actually also one of the activities where he relaxes and enjoys. Other things you may find him doing during his spare time is driving motorcycle, enjoying Golf or working on the company track day car. As a person, Napoleon is trustworthy, humble and has a high level of respect for great entrepreneurs. A few of his role models are Warren Buffet, Richard Branson, Simon Sinek, JP Morgan, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and the Swedish founder of AGA, Gustaf Dalén.
Communication and high level understanding of problems and potential solution.
To create one of the most well renowned consultant companies in Gothenburg.
Nitin is a driven automation project engineer with more than 12 years of considerable hands-on work experience within the field of automotive, automation & heavy industry.
Nitin previous assignment at Volvo Penta started as an Engine calibration engineer where he excelled the different protocols to tune diesel engines to comply to emission norms. Later, in the role of Project/Test Coordinator, the responsibility of coordinating materials, resources, and logistics required to facilitate the testing and certification of engines was both challenging and rewarding. This included created sensor lists for tests and coordinating with automation teams. Close involvement in project planning and determining timeline for testing activities was also an insightful experience.
With his experience of project management and coordination, he has a new found skill of looking at the big picture and understanding all the nuances of a project.
Nitin was born in Bellary and raised in Mangalore, on the southwest coast of India. From a very young age he was incredibly passionate about automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft. Ever since he started school he was aspiring to be someone who design and work closely with automobiles.
Many years since the early days he achieved his dream of becoming an automotive engineer. After gaining a few years of experience in the automotive industry, Nitin decided to explore new fields. He realised that he truly appreciated technology and loved solving problems be it process or industrial automation. He also through the years honed his people skills and is keen to work with different teams and understand different ways of approaching a technical problem. When he is relaxing, Nitin loves to spend a lot of time in his garden growing vegetables and roses.
Project Management, Automation, Mechatronics.
Hardware Project Lead at Aurobay.
Michael is a seasoned professional in the automotive industry, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in various roles. Throughout his decade-long career, he has gained a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances that come with working in the sector. However, in recent years, Michael’s focus has shifted towards Agile development, a methodology he has successfully used to drive positive outcomes for various key projects.
One of Michael’s previous assignments was as a software developer, where he worked closely with a team of manufacturing engineers responsible for creating scripts to automate new factories in China. Specifically, his work involved developing software for SWDL (Software DownLoad), running diagnostic tests and verification on the production line, and calibrating roller tests for engine, emission, and gearbox testing. Michael’s expertise in software development and automation was critical to the success of this project, allowing the team to streamline processes and improve efficiency in the factories.
Michael is an engineer at heart and by trade, but his love for his family is just as important to him. When he’s not working, Michael loves spending quality time with his wife and three children, whether it’s taking them to the forest or the zoo, or hitting the golf course with them.
But Michael’s interests don’t stop there. He’s an avid lover of new technology, and his passion for all things tech is evident in his wealth of knowledge on topics ranging from music to TV and automation. Michael is constantly exploring the latest trends in automation and AI, keeping up to date with the latest advancements and how they can be utilized to improve work and life.
Despite his busy schedule, Michael is always open to engage with others and share his knowledge. He’s an excellent conversationalist and is happy to talk about anything, whether it’s a new tech innovation or simply chatting over coffee. He’s approachable and always willing to connect with like-minded individuals on LinkedIn or in-person. Michael’s passion for engineering, technology, and family shines through in everything he does, making him an excellent addition to any team or organization.
Test lead, development and Agile teams, Business analysis and Early stages in product development to complete product.
Component Owner at VCC
Vasileios Manavis is a Software and Safety Engineer. His career is based on the automotive industry and his specialization lies in the safety aspect of the automotive SW and electronics. Having lived and worked in four different countries, he has witnessed several working environment and cultures. Therefore, he is an avid advocate of self-empowered teams with a common goal and purpose. So, alongside his hard skills, he is sharpening his soft and leadership skills as well. He has a problem-solving mentality while taking into consideration economical and business aspects. He instinctively thinks in “win-win” terms and loves turning any negative situation into an opportunity for growth. Academically speaking, Vasileios has a Computer Science bachelor’s degree from Athens, Greece and a MSc degree in Software Engineering and Green IT in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
His future aspirations include increasing and improving his professional skills and ultimately, build and nurture a team towards the completion of a purposeful goal. He believes that electrification is the future of not just the automotive, but the whole mobility industry . He perceives this shift as an amazing opportunity to take on new challenges and progressively transition to the energy sector. He wants to climb up in the corporate ladder and become an inspiration for the next generation of engineers. He wants to give back to society by helping other people achieving their goals and dreams.
Vasileios was born and raised in a village of a remote island in Greece. Since a young age he has been a curious spirit and knew that he wanted to work in the automotive industry. That sparking moment was when he saw a Porsche Boxter outside the local bakery of his neighbourhood. Ever since, he has taken on an amazing journey towards achieving his goals and improving on all aspects of life. That journey led him to living and working in 4 different countries and speaking (in various levels) 5 different languages. Regardless the situation, he always carries a positive aura and empowers the people around him by offering empathy and a simple smile.
He loves sailing and racing in the Swedish archipelago and enjoying the Swedish nature in general. His other sport activities include swimming, running, gym and archery. His life motto is the ancient Greek saying “Νοῦς ὑγιὴς ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ” (Healthy mind in a healthy body) He abides by that motto by reading books on several life aspects while he is also writing his own book. His lifetime goal is to provide sustainable mobility solutions for his island back in Greece and thus leave a legacy to his birthplace. He imagines his retirement surrounded by the love of a big Greek family back at his island in Greece while watching the sunset over the Aegean sea.
Automotive SW engineering, ISO 26262, Getting things done.
His current assignment is Software Design and Safety Engineer for the HV batteries at Volvo Cars.
Robert is a highly skilled Systems Engineer who has been working in his field for 10 years. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Uppsala, with a specialization in Product Development and Project Management. Robert is committed to a holistic approach to development and is proficient in taking part in and leading prototype builds, customer reviews, testing, design reviews, FMEA, CAE simulations, and other related activities. He has been involved in many projects, and his ability to meet project goals has been impressive. Robert has spent the last 9 years working as a design engineer and is skilled in CAD and Drawing.
Robert’s personality is characterized by his humility, resourcefulness, team focus, and problem-solving abilities. He is always willing to listen to others and work together to find solutions. Robert has a keen ability to identify problems and devise innovative solutions to solve them. He is a team player who understands the importance of collaboration and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Additionally, Robert is resourceful, which means he is creative in finding solutions to problems even with limited resources. He understands the importance of working together towards a common goal, and his approach is always focused on achieving that goal.
Robert’s hometown is Mora, a quaint little town located in Dalarna. From a young age, he developed a strong fascination for technology and had a keen interest in understanding how things work. He would often disassemble products to investigate and examine their design solutions. Robert’s hobbies include hiking, spending time with his family, canoeing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, skiing, and working on various projects around the house.
In addition to his interest in technology, Robert is also passionate about exploring the great outdoors. He enjoys hiking and discovering new trails, which allows him to connect with nature and appreciate its beauty. Spending quality time with his family is also important to Robert, as he values the relationships he has with his loved ones. He finds joy in activities like canoeing, which enables him to explore waterways and enjoy the peacefulness of being on the water.
Furthermore, Robert has a love for adventure and enjoys activities such as mountain biking, snowmobiling, and skiing. He finds these activities exhilarating and enjoys the challenge they present. When he’s not indulging in outdoor activities, Robert enjoys working on various projects around the house. He is a hands-on person who takes pride in his ability to tackle various projects and repairs around the house. Overall, Robert’s interests and hobbies showcase his love for adventure, his appreciation for nature, and his dedication to his family and home life.
Management, Product Development, Design Engineering, CAD Data, Test-verification, Occupant safety
Group Design Leader – Seat Belt System at Volvo Cars
Lisa is a highly motivated industrial design engineer with a strong passion for sustainable product development. She has been working in the automotive industry for several years and has also spent time studying and working in China, as well as briefly working in the consumer electronics industry. Throughout her various positions, Lisa has gained valuable experience in leadership, organization, product development, and process development.
Lisa has a human-centered approach when it comes to designing products, believing that better products can greatly improve people’s lives. Her experiences as an engineer, as well as her time studying abroad in China and India, have only strengthened her desire to find new and exciting challenges that can contribute to her personal and professional growth. She thrives on taking on challenges and is always looking for ways to push herself further.
As an Industrial design engineer, Lisa is committed to sustainable product development and seeks to find ways to make a positive impact on the world. She understands that the products she creates have the potential to make a difference in people’s lives and is determined to do her part in creating a better future. Overall, Lisa’s drive and determination make her an excellent asset in any industry she chooses to work in.
Lisa was born in Gothenburg, but spent most of her childhood growing up in Stockholm and Gävle. From a young age, she was fascinated by how things worked and enjoyed building and repairing various items around her home. Although she didn’t always succeed in fixing them, the process taught her something new each time. Lisa’s uncles were her role models, as they were also engineers with a keen interest in technology. They taught her how to modify game consoles and other gadgets, sparking her curiosity and interest in engineering even further.
To this day, Lisa still enjoys helping her parents with various IT-related issues and assembling furniture from IKEA. Outside of her professional life, Lisa is passionate about staying active and enjoys activities such as hiking, practicing yoga, and even pole dancing. These activities help her to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
Lisa also has a love for traveling and exploring new cultures, especially when it comes to trying new and exciting foods. She finds joy in experiencing new tastes and flavors, which allows her to broaden her culinary horizons. Additionally, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, whether it’s watching a good movie or simply hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. Overall, Lisa’s interests and passions showcase her love for learning and exploring new things, as well as her dedication to staying healthy and enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
Project leading, Product &Process developing, product life-cycle management.
Analysis Engineer at VCC.