The OBRIST team is a committed group of individuals with strong backgrounds in all major technical disciplines.
The technical education of Frank Obrist started in the Federal Higher Technical Institute for engineering in Bregenz, and continued with extra-occupational studies of innovation and technical management at Technical University Graz and at Management School St. Gallen. Frank worked together with Prof. Peter Kuhn on various occasions and acted as chief engineer at the “Wankel Labs” (TES Lindau, Germany).
Frank founded OBRIST Engineering in 1996 and acts as Executive President of OBRIST Engineering, OBRIST Powertrain and OBRIST Technologies. Frank has devoted his professional career to the design of advanced machinery.
Frank Wolf started his career as an engineer with international automotive supplier groups in France, Japan, Spain and the USA. In 2002 Frank joined OBRIST Engineering as General Manager and Partner. Since then, he has grown the business together with Frank Obrist and has developed the global client and partner network of OBRIST Engineering and OBRIST Powertrain.
Frank Wolf acts as CEO.
Before his time with OBRIST Engineering, Martin Graz was in charge of the manufacturing, engineering and planning with a leading international manufacturer of electric and electronic components. Joining OBRIST in 1998, Martin brought his experience in ramping up manufacturing processes for tightly integrated plastic and metal components.
Martin acts as COO of OBRIST Powertrain.
Willi is Member of the Board, but before this, has worked in the automotive industry for years and has a strong background in the area of management consulting. Further on, he founded his own company in the automotive sector in which he had managed and headed the company successfully for many years. Since this exit, Willi has become a remarkable investor in different companies, especially in the field of Green Tech. He has invested in several operations in Europe.