Mr. Martin Schmitz finished his studies of electrotechnology at the technical university of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, and at the ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile) in Toulouse, France.
From July 1998 until 2002, Mr. Schmitz was in charge of international projects at Vossloh Kiepe. He started as head of business development in the western European market and at the beginning of 2006 he took over the responsibility for international acquisition and marketing. In 2007, he was a nominated vice president for electrical traction systems for road verhicles and finally he was a member of the Board of Vossloh Kiepe.
Since 2012, Mr. Schmitz has been the Managing Director of the Engineering Business Unit of the VDV.