Managing Director (Technical)
Christian Kussmann, Managing Director responsible for the technical part, graduated in 2003 with a master degree in automotive engineering from the university of applied sciences FH Joanneum in Graz. Subject of his master thesis was „Simulation of Passenger Comfort in Vehicle Cabins“.
Subsequently he worked for 5 years at Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik in thermal management and aerodynamics and was promoted to the position of head of the vehicle climatisation team. In 2008 he founded with a group of experts the engineering company qpunkt where he was responsible for the business units simulation / virtual development and research & development. Under his management, the company could establish itself within only 4 years as a leading engineering company in the areas of thermal management, flow simulation, aerodynamics and acoustics.
Christian is also an author of numerous relevant scientific publications.
Managing Director (Commercial)
Peter Oberauer, Managing Director responsible for the commercial part, studies linguistics at Vienna University (graduation in 1994 with a master degree as interpreter for Russian and French) and financial management at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Glasgow.
During his 15 year career in international banking at Raiffeisen Bank International he acquired comprehensive expertise in corporate finance and obtained an MBA from St. Gallen University in 2012 (specialisation on technology and innovation management).
Before founding ATT, he obtained in-depth experience in the automotive industry as Head of HVAC Systems in an Austrian engineering company.
Head of Development
Manfred Gruber, Head of Development at ATT, studied physics and advanced material science at Graz University of Technology. In 2012 he graduated in technical physics and advanced material science at Graz University of Technology with a thesis on „Simulation of the Charge Carrier Transport in Organic Semiconductor Devices”.
In 2006-2013 he worked as a scientific assistent at Graz University of Technology, obtaining expertise in thermodynamics and numeric modelling. Until his change to ATT he was working as project manager in the research & development unit of qpunkt, where he developed a method for the design, engineering and manufacturing of heating surfaces under extreme external conditions as well as control models, which allows the prevention of icing on aircraft wings.
Manfred is an author of scientific publications in material science and semiconductor technology.