Joachim Gottwald is the CEO of the company and holds the German university title of Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.), a graduate engineer. He brings many years of experience as a test engineer for Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, where he worked in the racing engine section and developed new undercarriages. His areas of expertise include both the legal aspects of product liability with a focus on actions for redhibition and reduction as well as recourse claims. In addition, he is the only officially appointed and sworn motor vehicle expert in Germany specialised in fire investigation. With his expert opinions, he is considered a luminary in the field of post-fire investigation and a coveted speaker at conventions and seminars.

The customers of the engineering consultants company Gottwald highly appreciate his expertise in the investigation of the causes for fires in fully or partly electric vehicles. Please see E-Car Investigation for further information about this current topic.