Rainer joined GEWI as a student apprentice and began working full-time with GEWI in 2006 after graduating with a computer science degree from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Köthen, Germany. Today, he serves as the Director of Product Development and is responsible for planning TIC software product versions, organizing training, designing software and interfaces, code review and is responsible for the Product Development system platform.
Rainer's early work at GEWI involved TIC TPEG and TIC Digital Radio for the TIC2 product generation. He was also involved in several EU research projects including the mobile.info project where he helped develop the TPEG standard.
Today, Rainer is expert in C# and .NET and is responsible for 31 of the TIC Software product components including DATEX II, which is widely used for data exchange and further detailed in this newsletter. Rainer is active in the DATEX II forum and recently demonstrated how the TIC Work Zone feature can be used with DATEX II.
Outside of GEWI he is known for his remarkable collection of DC, Marvel and Star Wars comics and enjoys watching science fiction movies.