André Gronke is heading the European and US engineering for Farasis and is responsible for technology and engineering around battery modules, BMS and packs including simulation and digital twins.
He has more than 10 years of experience in battery development ranging from cell development, simulation, module and pack design, product and functional safety,reliability analysis and systems engineering.
He started his battery career with Daimler / Deutsche ACCUmotive and, in 8 years, moved through various technical and management positions within the company.
Before joining Farasis, André Gronke was heading the engineering in Europe for A123Systems GmbH where he established a local engineering base to interface with European customers and run the application development.
"Agile methods to reduce complex challenges and to increase innovation in battery development"
Truly innovative solutions are often the result of breaking away from conventional thinking patterns to be able to think out-of-the-box. This approach enables the generation of unconventional ideas and exploration of new procedures that are not necessarily obvious. Creativity and open-minded thinking are key to success in this concept as well as using new technologies, processes and agile methods to stay flexible and to adapt quickly to new requirements in a constantly changing world.
AndréGronke, Head of Overseas Product Development at Farasis Energy Europe, will give an insight as to how the company deals with these challenges to ensure innovative battery solutions from which also customer and supplier collaboration benefits.