Our People

Our people are at the heart of our engines. Their passion for innovation and sustainability drives our success. 

WinGD's leadership team provides a broad base of experience and knowledge to our organization. With exceptional knowledge of the marine propulsion industry, environmental standards and government regulations, the team at the helm have the knowledge and skills to keep our ship on course.

Executive Management

Klaus Heim

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Klaus is responsible for the overall leadership and management at WinGD. Together with the Executive Management Team, Klaus works to define and implement the strategic goals of the company with the vision to become the leading technology provider and market leader for merchant ship power with smart, cost effective and reliable solutions that provide value to customers while delivering the lowest possible environmental impact. Klaus represents WinGD to our shareholder and our board of directors.

Dominik Schneiter

Research and Development

Dominik oversees the largest global team at WinGD, our Research and Development Team. The activities of this department are focused on the development of innovative technologies for the next generations of low-speed engines. By providing solutions that reduce emissions, improve efficiency and prepare for future fuels, WinGD seeks to achieve the best possible environmental and economic performance for its customers.

Lihan Chen

Finance and Controlling

Lihan oversees the budget, reporting and control at WinGD. With a strong focus on financial planning for improved profitability, Lihan and her team support the growth and sustainability of our business through efficient financial management and close cooperation within the organization.

Volkmar Galke


Volkmar is responsible for WinGD’s global sales activities, providing leadership and guidance to the Global Sales Network. Through close collaboration with our customers and WinGD colleagues, Volkmar and his team find the most efficient and effective solutions for the deep-sea merchant shipping market, delivering smart, reliable and sustainable propulsion power.

Rudolf Holtbecker


Rudi is responsible for the Operations Team and oversees activities across all of our global offices to support the full lifecycle of the engines. This begins with the overall product strategy in close collaboration with R&D, Sales and WinGD customers to meet market demand. Our local teams in partnership with the engine manufacturers support the engine production and delivery. Maintaining close contact with the engine owners and operators ensures that engines at sea are optimized through expert performance analysis and after sales service through WinGD’s global service partners, providing customer support throughout the engine lifetime.

Tam Nguyen

Human Resources

Tam is responsible for our greatest asset, our people. Through leadership development, further education and support, Tam and his team are growing the WinGD global family. With worldwide operations, we work within a diverse and multicultural environment, where our colleagues are inspired to innovate, collaborate and think beyond boundaries.

Anna Garcia

Communications, Marketing & Corporate Responsibility

Anna oversees WinGD’s global communications and marketing activity. Together with her team they are growing WinGD’s reputation for sustainability and innovation on a global stage through a consistent and strong brand image, creating meaningful connections with customers and partners throughout all marketing and event activities. As Project Manager for WinGD’s Power8 Strategy, Anna supports the business by helping to accelerate WinGD’s vision of powering transformation for a sustainable future.

Alfred Gerber

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Alfred is a member of and advises the Management Team and Board of Directors on governance, legal, compliance, insurance, regulatory and contractual matters. Alfred oversees the General Management team whose scope includes legal & compliance, quality, environment, health & safety, patents and business control and audits.  As a member of the senior management at WinGD Alfred lends his support to the pursuit of the strategic goals of the company. Alfred also acts as secretary to the Board of Directors.


Join our team

A career with WinGD is a rewarding and challenging experience. Inspired to innovate, collaborate and think beyond boundaries, we are surrounded by brilliant minds and passionate people.

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