Dr. Lothar Stadler

serves technology clients globally, exploring new ventures through
guiding innovation
in strategy, sales and business development

about lothar

For more than 20 years Lothar has been dedicated to sales and business development of high-tech products. As a sales executive and member of the global leadership team at Plasser&Theurer he was responsible for global sales, sales strategy, distribution channels, and new business models.

In leading cross-cultural teams, Lothar largely contributed to PT’s position as innovative and successful global champion in the heavy machinery and railway industry. Lothar combines a technical education with studies in international marketing & business, and received a doctorate degree (PhD) from WU Vienna. He is a lecturer, mentor for start-ups and speaks frequently at international conferences.

Together with his family, he took some time out in California in early 2020 and dived into the tech and start-up scene in Silicon Valley. Back in Austria, he joined an NGO that aimed to contribute with tech-solutions in resolving the pandemic, where he brought in his global network. Lothar founded explorvent and serves technology-driven customers globally through guiding innovation programs and global sales, with specialization in sales generation and digital sales tools.


Vienna University of Economics and Business
Doctor (PhD) in Social and Economic Science
Master (MSc), International Management and Marketing

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Exchange program, MBA & undergraduate classes

Technical College Eisenstadt
Mechanical Engineering and Material Science

published work


  • machinery industry

  • railway technology

  • track construction

  • measuring systems & data

  • transport infrastructure

  • health care systems

  • innovation programs

  • global sales & distribution

  • change management

  • restructuring