Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tomas Smetana

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) ebm‑papst Group

Studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Prague and graduated with a diploma.

Doctorate at the Technical University of Chemnitz and Professorship at the Shanghai University.

2001 - 2016 Various management positions at Schaeffler Division Automotive, among others as Director of the Advanced Development Transmissions, Director of the product group E-Axle Systems, and as the Vice President of the product line Chassis Systems.

2016 CTO Asia Pacific in Yokohama, Japan.

2019 Global CTO Division Industrial in Shanghai, China. Responsibility for transformation from Bearing product portfolio to Mechatronics and Industry 4.0 incl. IoT and Robotics.

2022 Senior Vice President Advanced Innovation for the Schaeffler Group in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Since December 2023, Chief Technology Officer of the ebm‑papst Group.