Since 2005 Hans-Joachim coordinates the entire lifecycle management of Smiths Detections conventional x-ray systems. Under his responsibility Smiths Detection developed the world’s first automatic explosive and liquid detection system aTiX, which was also the first system to receive ECAC EDS cabin baggage C1 approval. He first joined the company in 1993 as development engineer and later held different roles in Product Management. Hans-Joachim holds a master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical and Communications Engineering.