Engineering & Production
was born 1970 in Germany and grew up in the north of
Munich where he still lives today with his wife and his two daughters.
His first experience with information technology was the purchase of
a home computer in 1981 which should have complemented his interest
in hobby electronics. After a very short time this device became the
central point of his life. After finishing O-level school he completed
an apprenticeship as communications technician. Following he worked as
an Engineer to construct and build custom manufacturing machines which
included computer aided design and logic controller programming.
1991 he started to work as a field service engineer where he hit the
Unix world. Two years later he entered the networking area as support
engineer. It was the start of a decade of intensive work with Novell
products. Integration with Microsoft products and Unix systems became
his focus as a consultant and instructor. With the advent of Directory
Services in 1992 his vision of heterogenous systems was established.
In 1994 he moved to a Unix distributor where he initially worked in
technical support and training and over a six year period he became
increasingly involved in system operations with a final position as the
teamleader. During a three year timeframe from 2000 he was involved
at a system integrator as an engineer to plan and implement network
In 2001 he took on the challenge as Unix Open Source Software
Developer and was significantly involved in the OpenPKG project. His
position as Lead Engineer Change Management and Version Control included
major project management tasks when it came to release engineering.
As a project believer he wanted to grow the community around the
project and initated the creation of the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. which
was established in 2005. Since then he is volunteering as Director
Engineering & Production and Vice President. To complement the business
side of life he finally incorporated the OpenPKG GmbH in 2006 where he
is focusing on engineering & production.
Currently he is Managing Director of the OpenPKG GmbH and working in the Engineering & Production area.
He can be contacted in private under email@example.com.
His private homepage can be found at http://thomas.lotterer.net