Consulting Services for efficient Variant Management


Below is a short overview of the most important steps in the career of Dr.-Ing. Mathias Zagel.

Professional Career

07/2008 - today Self-employed consultant (subject matter expert for Variant Management).
01/2000 - 06/2008 Product manager for PLM product lines at Eigner, Agile Software and most recently Oracle.
03/1998 - 12/1999 Establishing a quality management group; Successful supplier-auditing according to ISO 9000 by a major industrial account.
08/1997 - 02/1998 Comissioned to Toronto (Canada) to train a value added reseller.
07/1991 - 07/1997 Software developer for various PDM/PLM modules, followed by moving into the role of system architect.

Experienced Consultant and Subject Matter Expert

A multitude of successful consulting projects since 2008 in various industries – often initiated through recommendations from partners and satisfied customers. Most of these projects with a focus on variant management.

Prior to this, Dr.-Ing. Mathias Zagel has actively shaped the advancement of PLM from PDM (Product Data Management) and EDB (Engineering Data Management) for 17 years and held leading positions within the PLM industry.
More than seven years of experience as the responsible product manager (most recently in the role of a ‘Senior Director Product Strategy’) – this provided insights into the needs of many customers in industrial, automotive, electronic/high-tech and other industries.
Prio to this, six years experience as a software developer and system architect – this established a good understanding of the mindset of experts in this field

Responsibility for designing a PLM solution for automotive – covering activities from requirements analysis via specification and conceptual design to evaluation of the results. In close collaboration with leading companies in the automotive industry, a real-world solution with broadly applicable capabilities was created.

Participation in several national and European research projects in the PLM domain and adjacent areas.