Vice President & Head of Innovation Center Silicon Valley
Dirk Remde is the Executive Director for the Research & Development Center in Silicon Valley at Continental. In this role, Mr. Remde is responsible for leading a cross-divisional R&D center focused on building and developing business opportunities in Silicon Valley and the Western United States. He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and has lived and worked abroad for the major part of his career, including assignments in the United States, Japan, and China. Mr. Remde started his career as a Test Engineer for Electronic Brake Systems (EBS) with ITT Automotive in 1993. In 1999, he joined Continental with the acquisition of the EBS segment from ITT Automotive. Since then, Mr. Remde has held a number of leadership positions in Engineering, Testing, and Sales. He most recently served as Head of Segment for Chassis Electronics within the Vehicle Dynamics business unit of Continental’s Chassis & Safety division. He holds a Master in Automotive Engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.