Andreas Hintz studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt in the mid-1980s. Later he became a research assistant of Prof. Dr.-Ing H. Schulz at the Institute for Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW). In 1995, he finished his PhD based on nonlinear process planning of feature based designs. In his first industry position he spent one year leading a software development team at Delcam, a CAD/CAM company in Birmingham, England.
In 1996 Andreas Hintz joint AMP Incorporated as a manager for Engineering and Manufacturing Systems in Europe. He moved through various internal positions into a department manager for Engineering Systems and Continuous Improvements for the Automotive Business in EMEA.
From 2004 to 2007 he worked for Porsche AG where he was responsible for the Engineering Systems at the car development center at Weissach where, amongst others, he migrated Porsche’s car design from Catia V4 to V5.
Late in 2007 he started to work again for AMP Incorporated which by then became Tyco Electronics and later TE Connectivity (TE). Amongst other roles Andreas Hintz is responsible for all design and simulation software at TE and Director of Digital Design which is embedded into the Digital strategy of TE.