The Management

Axel Schuppe

General Manager


+49 (0)30 - 206289-20


+49 (0)30 - 206289-50


Fields of responsibility

Research politics and promotion<br/> Control engineering, train control<br/> Environment, quality, safety<br/> Technical committees (standardization, cooperation with DB

short vita

Dipl.-Ing. Axel Schuppe was born in Berlin in 1963. After his studies of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Chemnitz he began his career in the railway industry in 1990 at the then AEG-Westinghouse as a design engineer, and he was responsible for vehicle projects at home and abroad.

At Adtranz he worked successfully from 1996 in positions in the Engineering and Technical Controlling and made a significant contribution to the introduction of the first low floor tram in Japan. From 1999 he was a technical manager in Mannheim and Berlin.

Since 2001 he had been the manager of the Engineering Department in the Division of Propulsion & Controls at Bombardier Transportation in Hennigsdorf. There he was responsible for the successful integration of the Adtranz organisational units into the Bombardier Group and for the strategic reorientation of the department to become a system partner.

Since 1 April 2005 Axel Schuppe has been the General Manager of the German Association of the Railway Industry (VDB) e.V.

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