Daniel Domke
Daniel Domke
Development, prototyping, and validation of subsystems and vehicles requires exceptional planning, strong partnerships, and trust-based relationships to achieve key goals.

Introduction :  As a HEMS Product Manager, I focus on alternative propulsion in industrial and commercial transportation (ICT). I had an early apprenticeship at a global OEM in the 1990s where I got deeply involved in the development and prototyping of hybrid or fuel cell vehicles. During this time I became acquainted with TE products and finally accepted a role at the company that was providing connectivity solutions for alternative propulsion architectures. I bring a strong technical understanding and innovative mindset to customer interactions, helping them choose the right connectivity solutions for their needs.

 

1

Why did you choose to join TE?

TE was always a critical partner to the OEMs I worked at. When I was 16, I started working at a global OEM. At that time, I was selected to be part of a team working on alternative propulsion for city and urban public transportation. I was thrilled to be developing new solutions and using TE connectivity systems. Next, I joined a global Tier 1 system manufacturer for cooling systems, which again partnered with TE. Finally, I got the opportunity to join this company that I had known and respected for years. I was excited to work on the connectivity and sensor solutions I had used for customer applications for years.

2

What are your customer’s biggest challenges right now?

Governmental and public demands to reduce CO2 outputs are having a significant influence on the development of new vehicle architectures across the globe. Electrification is a big part of future solutions. The biggest challenge for our customers is time. Development, prototyping, and validation of subsystems and vehicles requires exceptional planning, strong partnerships, and trust-based relationships to achieve key goals.

3

What industry trends are you most excited about?

E-mobility is a very exciting and dynamic market which requires that companies develop and deliver the right products at the right time. Partners want solutions that improve control and monitoring and enable autonomous driving systems. This will require the further electrification of many systems in passenger, commercial, and industrial vehicles. It is very exciting to participate in the first trial to develop a whole lifecycle for systems such as batteries that can be reused once they reach end of life in vehicles.

4

Where do you think the truck, bus, and off-road industries will be in 10-20 years from now?

I personally believe the current generation is still reluctant to adopt upcoming innovations and what for them are unknown technologies. However, autonomous driving will see a breakthrough in the coming 10-20 years, which will change transportation as we know it. Transportation in every sense will become much more structured and environmentally friendly.

5

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Working on a global team and interacting with staff from different cultural backgrounds is something that I really enjoy. I am proud to work at a company that is innovative, value-driven, and is creating safe and sustainable work environment for employees.

Daniel Domke
Daniel Domke
Development, prototyping, and validation of subsystems and vehicles requires exceptional planning, strong partnerships, and trust-based relationships to achieve key goals.

Introduction :  As a HEMS Product Manager, I focus on alternative propulsion in industrial and commercial transportation (ICT). I had an early apprenticeship at a global OEM in the 1990s where I got deeply involved in the development and prototyping of hybrid or fuel cell vehicles. During this time I became acquainted with TE products and finally accepted a role at the company that was providing connectivity solutions for alternative propulsion architectures. I bring a strong technical understanding and innovative mindset to customer interactions, helping them choose the right connectivity solutions for their needs.

 

1

Why did you choose to join TE?

TE was always a critical partner to the OEMs I worked at. When I was 16, I started working at a global OEM. At that time, I was selected to be part of a team working on alternative propulsion for city and urban public transportation. I was thrilled to be developing new solutions and using TE connectivity systems. Next, I joined a global Tier 1 system manufacturer for cooling systems, which again partnered with TE. Finally, I got the opportunity to join this company that I had known and respected for years. I was excited to work on the connectivity and sensor solutions I had used for customer applications for years.

2

What are your customer’s biggest challenges right now?

Governmental and public demands to reduce CO2 outputs are having a significant influence on the development of new vehicle architectures across the globe. Electrification is a big part of future solutions. The biggest challenge for our customers is time. Development, prototyping, and validation of subsystems and vehicles requires exceptional planning, strong partnerships, and trust-based relationships to achieve key goals.

3

What industry trends are you most excited about?

E-mobility is a very exciting and dynamic market which requires that companies develop and deliver the right products at the right time. Partners want solutions that improve control and monitoring and enable autonomous driving systems. This will require the further electrification of many systems in passenger, commercial, and industrial vehicles. It is very exciting to participate in the first trial to develop a whole lifecycle for systems such as batteries that can be reused once they reach end of life in vehicles.

4

Where do you think the truck, bus, and off-road industries will be in 10-20 years from now?

I personally believe the current generation is still reluctant to adopt upcoming innovations and what for them are unknown technologies. However, autonomous driving will see a breakthrough in the coming 10-20 years, which will change transportation as we know it. Transportation in every sense will become much more structured and environmentally friendly.

5

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Working on a global team and interacting with staff from different cultural backgrounds is something that I really enjoy. I am proud to work at a company that is innovative, value-driven, and is creating safe and sustainable work environment for employees.