“Avenir” means future in French. The future that we want to shape as a team in a sustainable way. The future of our customers. The future of our employees. We want to offer our customers innovation, quality, reliability, and passion. We want to give our employees meaning, joy, recognition, and development. Satisfaction is not enough for us – enthusiasm is the goal.

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The Founders

Sébastien Wilhelm

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Sébastien grew up in France and studied Telecommunications Engineering there. For the last 17 years, he has worked for an engineering service company in the automotive sector in Munich. First in customer projects as a technical project manager, later in various internal management positions, and finally as site manager. Sébastien strongly contributed to the significant growth of the company by developing existing business units and launching completely new business areas. 

Sébastien strives for the big picture, likes to define visions and strategies to respond to current and future customer needs, and loves to develop people and teams, taking them along on the way to the goal. In addition to his position as Managing Director, Sébastien is responsible for Human Resources, Finance, Strategy and the Engineering business unit.

Michael Hiener

Co-Founder & Director Startup Booster

Michael studied Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering in Munich. Over the course of his 13 years of automotive experience as a project engineer, project manager and executive, he has worked on many highly innovative projects. Most recently, he successfully established and managed an R&D department based on his innovative concept. In addition, Michael co-founded tech startup etaEM GmbH in 2018, which develops inductive power transfer systems.

Michael is creative, thinks laterally, likes to implement innovative concepts, and loves to set impulses and shape the future as a team. In addition to his role as the company’s architect, Michael heads the IT and Marketing departments and the Startup Booster business unit.

Sebastian Rettlinger

Co-Founder & Director Consulting

Sebastian studied Information Science in Regensburg. Since 2012 he was working in development departments of the automotive industry. In 2015, he took over his first leading position and mainly engaged in the areas of HMI and connected mobility. Additionally, he acted as a industrial advisory member for the 5G Lab Germany until march 2020. Since 2017 Sebastian is working on a doctorate at the electrical engineering faculty of the TU Dresden in the fields of communication networks. Sebastian also co-founded Enari GmbH, a tech startup for a motion profiling and anticipation system for human in the loop interaction.

Sebastian is curious and looking for challenges. Sebastian is also a very outgoing person who loves to engage in customer relations, responding to their individual needs and working out tailor-made solutions. At AVENYR he is responsible for Business Development, Sales and the Consulting business unit.



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Our Team

What does it mean to be part of AVENYR?

Our team consists of people who enjoy working together to realize a vision and put the interests of the company and the community before personal interests. Our team consists of people who are not satisfied with the status quo and who have the ambition to develop the company and themselves every day. Our team consists of people who want to achieve great things and who regard cooperation as an essential factor for success. Our team consists of people who think and act customer-oriented and entrepreneurial.

To be an Aveneer means to want to shape the future of our customers and employees in a sustainable way.

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