Expert Team

Dr. Richard Messnarz           

 

Dr Richard Messnarz

Director, Vice-president ECQA, Chair Man EuroSPI², Principal SPICE © Assessor

Dr. Richard Messnarz is an ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE Principal Assessor and for the last 24 years he has been acting as consultant and/or trainer for leading companies like ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme, HELLA, Robert BOSCH, Continental Automotive, AVL, Magna, Giesecke & Devrient, RENESAS, AUDI/VW, KTM Motorsport, T-Systems and many more.

Dr. Messnarz focuses on system architecture, functional (safety) design, requirements management and safety (ISO 26262) and Quality (ISO 15504) standards. He is an ECQA certified Functional Safety Manager and ECQA certified trainer. He is teaching Automotoive Quality at the University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum, Graz. Dr. Messnarz manages EU initiatives to deal with Innovation, international standards and safety (www.eurospi.net) and he is the moderator of the German initiative SOQRATES, where experiences and best practices for traceability, requirement management, system and SW design, system test and safety standards are exchanged. He is vice president of the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA), and chair of EuroSPI.

He is the ISCN director and coordinator of initiatives since 1997. Richard Messnarz is accredited VDA-QMC trainer.


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Damjan  Ekert

 

Dipl.-Ing. Damjan Ekert

Dipl.-Ing. Damjan Ekert has studied Telematics at the University of Technology, Graz, Austria and finished his studies with distinction. Since 2001 he has been working for ISCN as SW project manager, ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE consultant and SW integrator.

He is an ISO 15504 and Automotive SPICE Competent Assessor and he has been acting as consultant and/or trainer for leading companies like ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme, Magna Powertrain, Hidria, T-Systems and many more. Damjan Ekert has many years of experiences as consultant in the range of software process improvement and is member of the group „model comparison“ of the German/Austrian task force SOQRATES.

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Dr Eva Christof

 

Dr Eva Christof

Dr Eva Christof studied classics and languages at the Karl Franzens University in Graz. She made her PhD in this topic. She is a lecturer in archeology at University of Graz and is interested in international communication and collaboration. She made research visits in different countries in and outside Europe. She speaks 5 different languages fluently: German (mother tongue), English, Greek, Italian, and Turkish.

Dr Eva Christof is the administrator and manager of ECQA (European Certification and Qualification association) exams based on the ECQA learning and exam portals. ISCN acts as a service provider for skills, exam and learning portals for the ECQA (www.ecqa.org). She is also supporting the ISCN training manager and EuroSPI coordinator BA Adrienne Clarke.

 

 Thomas Entlicher

Thomas Entlicher

Thomas Entlicher is a software engineer at ISCN and he is responsible for the ECQA, ISCN, EurpoSPI Portals and development of Systems like Capability Adviser, NQA Network Quality Assurance Documentation Portal, etc.

 

 Dipl.-Ing. Bernhardt Messner

After his informatics study at the ETH Zurich Dipl.-Ing. Bernhardt Steger has been working with model-based SW development (Model Driven Development, MDD) since the nineties - mainly in the range of automotive. With his long lasting experience he supports companies in the conception and implementation of MDD (including the integration into Autosar).

He joined the ISCN Group in 2012. He is an Automotive SPICE Provisional Assessor, and together wih ISCN he worked in Projects at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme, and acted as a trainer for ASPICE Introduction courses. ISCN co-developed with Mr Steger a mechatronic project management method and tool set used in ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme.

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Andreas Riel

Dr. Andreas Riel

Dr Andreas Riel has more than 17 years industry experience. He was innovation manager at AVL List Graz. Then he moved to Grenoble Institute of Technology,France and became the coordinating manager of a FP7 project for innovation in manufacturing, which resulted in the foundation of EMIRacle. Andreas Riel joined the ISCN Group in 2012.

Andreas is a Provisional Automotive SPICE Assessor and an ECQA Certified Functional Safety Manager and ECQA certified trainer. He worked with ISCN in Projects at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme, KTM Motorsport, etc.

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 Dr Christian Kreiner

Dr. Christian Kreiner

Dr Christian Kreiner is a Professor at the technical informatics insitute of the University of Technology Graz. ISCN is collaborating with the TU Graz and staff acts in ISCN Projects (Automotive SPICE and functional safety related work) on the market. Dr Kreiner has more than 20 years industry experiences, he was a former R&D head of a leading Austrian engineering company.

He is an Automotive SPICE Assessor, and he is an ECQA Certified Functional Safety Manager and ECQA certified trainer. He worked with ISCN in projects at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF/BOSCH Lenksysteme, RENESAS, TTTech, AVL, etc.

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Dick Theisens

ir. Dick Theisens

Dick Theisens studied at the University Twente and is manager of a spin-off of this university (Symbol BV), which provides Lean Six Sigma and high quality production services for leading industry in the Netherlands and Germany. Together with ISCN and supported by a EU consortium a Lean Six Sigma Academy was formed in 2011. Dick Theisens joined the ISCN Group in 2011 to jointly offer Lean Six Sigma services for the European industry.

 

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Adrienne Clarke

Adrienne Clarke, BA

Adrienne Clarke has been working for ISCN LTD since 2000. Her main tasks are to act as the training manager of ISCN in cooperation with the German Automotive Association (VDA) for Automotive SPICE Compact and Assessor courses. She is the Administrator of the EuroSPI (European Systems, Software, Services Process Improvement and Innovation) initiative.

She studied new media in London and has more than 25 years working experience from the Netherlands, UK and Ireland.

 

Dr. Miklos Biro

Prof. Dr Miklós Biró

Board Member, Adviser, Consultant/Expert, Provisional ISO 15504 Assessor, Certified EU Project Manager, Master of Business Administration, talks 5 Different Languages, more than 30 years IT professional experience. He is an ISCN director and coordinator of initiatives since 1998.

Since 2012 he organises joint MediSPICE (IEC 62304 based) assessments at leading medical industry. ISCN is a trial partner for implementing MediSPICE on the market.


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Dr. Micheal  Mac an Airchinnigh

Prof. Dr Micheal Mac an Airchinnigh

Prof Mac An Airchinnigh is the president of ISCN since 1994. He is a Professor for computer science at the Trinity College, Dublin, since 24 years. He is an acting board member of the Irish Software Testing Board and ISCN acts as the ECQA certified examination body for Software Tester.

MA  Liselotte Aschbacher

 

Mag. Liselotte Aschbacher

Marketing and Translation. She studied English and philosophy at the University of Graz, Austria. She is acting as an administrative assistant to the directors and handling administration, translation and invoicing issues. Since 2004 she has been working for ISCN as translator and administrator. She speaks three languages fluently: German (mother tongue), English, Italian.


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