Ingolf Schneider started his career at Opel in 1981. After getting his degree in mechanical engineering he came to the Electric department as a design engineer. After some years as Project Engineer, he took the lead of Opel’s Exterior Lighting group in 1997, and still holds that post today.
Thanks to his visionary work, Opel is one of the most innovative generalist automakers in lighting, with the first introduction of projectors, of AFS, and now of matrix beams.
Asked about the coronavirus crisis and its consequences for the automotive industry, he told us: “t seems that it will take some more time to improve the situation. After it, the world will not be the same any more. In some areas negative, in some areas positive. People are learning again to help others or to communicate directly with telephone, and not with mail, whatsapp and others. So I see the current proposal from you as a good example how networking can happen in a positive way. We must stay in communication, telling the world that the lights are still on!”