Welcome to Reichel EnTech 

As the founder of Reichel EnTech I have more than 25 years of experience in development, production and application of machine tools, especially grinding machines. Throughout my professional career I have worked successfully in various management positions (see below).

I am offering services for machine tool users and machine tool manufacturers as well as customized services. The offered services are a selection of topics that I have worked on in my professional career. I would appreciate discuss your specific requirements.  

Services for Machine Tool users

  • Introduction of new machining technologies
  • Procurement of machine tools (specifications, competition comparison, verification of references, acceptance support)
  • Support in the selection and qualification of suppliers
  • Grinding process technology training
  • Optimization of processes with regard to productivity and stable quality
  • Production problem analysis and trouble shooting
  • Analysis of the machine conditions
  • Risk analysis and FMEA
  • Improving energy efficiency  

Services for Machine Tool manufacturers

  • Market research
  • Creation of development documents, e.g. Loads and Duties, Qualification tests
  • Concept studies
  • Interim management of development projects
  • Coaching of interdisciplinary development teams
  • Development of assemblies
  • Technology and tooling projects
  • Risk analysis
  • Value analysis
  • Optimization of production, assembly, quality assurance
  • After sales service projects

Customized services

Your company is not one of the manufacturers or users of machine tools? You may be in the business of tooling, the supplier industry, measurement technology or other areas of mechanical engineering? Thanks to my broad knowledge in engineering I can familiarize myself quickly with different technologies and topics. Please contact me directly to discuss customizes services that meet your needs.








Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

Since 01/2017           Founder of Reichel EnTech, Consultant engineer


12/2014 - 12/2016   CTO, Reishauer AG, Wallisellen, Switzerland

  • Responsible for the areas of process technology development, machine development, electrical and control engineering, software development, order construction, automation and prototype assembly with a total of 85 employees
  • Specialist focus: Investigations and optimization of the dynamic behavior of the generating grinding machines

10/2002 - 11/2014    General Manager, NILES Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Berlin

  • Responsible of Berlin subsidiary of the Kapp Niles Group with approx. 160 employees
  • Responsibility for sales, development, design, production planning, manufacturing, assembly, quality assurance and after sales services
  • 400% turnover increase between 2002 and 2010 with a staff increase of 50%
  • Development and launch of various machine series for gear form grinding
  • Development and launch of new machining technologies and machines, such as continuous generating grinding of large module gears or the integration of I.D. and face grinding the gear grinding machine
  • Introduction of direct drive technology on rotational tables for gears from 400 to 8000 mm diameter

01/2000 - 09/2002    Head of Engineering, NILES Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Berlin

  • Responsible for the development, design, assembly and service departments with a total of 65 employees
  • Development and launch of a new machine series, which will subsequently be the company's main sales
  • Introduction of the control system Sinumerik 840D

12/1990 - 12/1999    Schaudt Maschinenbau GmbH, Stuttgart

  • Entry as a development engineer, further career development as group leader, department manager mechanical design and head of development and design with 65 employees
  • Development responsibility at first for assemblies units such as spindles, later for machines, technologies, control technology and software
  • Introduction of the CBN camshaft grinding, development of the technology as well as a specialized machine, registration of a core patent for grinding incoming cams (substantial competitive advantage)
  • Introduction of direct drive technology and the Sinumerik 840D control system
  • Active participation in the integration of the grinding machine plant Chemnitz into Schaudt GmbH
  • Value analysis of machines
  • Development of technology and machine for CNC machining of crankshaft bearing


11/1987 - 11/1990    Research scientist at the TU Dresden

  • Doctorate to Dr.-Ing. (PhD), Topic of thesis: 'Machine-integrated quality assurance on CNC grinding machines'

10/1983 - 10/1987    Study of mechanical engineering (TU Dresden)

  • Diplom-Ingenieur (M.Sc.), Specialization: Machine Tool Design

09/1977 - 07/1980    Apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer with high school diploma

  • Company: Berliner Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik (BWF)


2000 - 2016                 FVA (German Research Association of Drive Technologies) Permanent Working Group Manufacturing Engineering

1996 - 2014                 VDW (German Association of Machine Tool Industries) Permanent Working Group Grinding Technology

2011 - 2014                 Chairman of the VDW Permanent Working Group Grinding Technology

2011 - 2014                 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Technical Committee of the VDW