Joerg has been the Manager of the BMW Liaison Office for Research and Innovation since May 2013. Located at plant Spartanburg, the office is responsible for R&D projects at the plant, most of them carried out in collaboration with academic institutions in the area. BMW-internal customers for such innovation projects are located in the plant in South Carolina, at BMW’s corporate headquarters in Germany and other plants around the world.
Matching relevant technologies and capabilities of academic partners to BMW’s internal demand is the most prominent task along with execution of research projects and the transfer of their results. In addition, Joerg is teaching at the Automotive Engineering Department of Clemson University.
Since joining BMW in 1996, Joerg held various leadership positions in capacity and investment planning, supply chain management and research and innovation with BMW in Germany and at the BMW Technology Office in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to BMW, Joerg worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (FhG-IPA) in Stuttgart, Germany. In the course of numerous R&D projects he collaborated with industry and academic institutions across Germany and Europe on manufacturing systems design, order to delivery optimization and scheduling. Joerg Schulte studied mechanical / industrial engineering at the universities of Braunschweig, Germany and Waterloo, Canada.
He earned his PhD in engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.