Lea Thomas Smith

Lea Thomas Smith

Managing Partner USA

„For more than 9 years, we have been working with established US technology players to increase their R&D competitiveness. Our in-depth German engineering and cross-industry expertise enable us to solve complex challenges, thereby building the necessary trust for close, long-term customer relationships. R&D excellence is our DNA.“

About Lea Thomas Smith

  • President and Managing Partner of 3DSE Inc., with more than 20 years of professional experience in global design, engineering, and consulting services.
  • Many years of management and leadership experience. Notable roles include Director of MBtech Design Center at Daimler AG, Head of Design at LEAR Corporation, and Vice President of Innovation Strategy & Partnerships at Thor Industries Inc.
  • Visionary thinker with multi-faceted views and a distinct capability for developing innovative processes and solutions. Multilingual team player with great emotional intelligence and a positive, hands-on attitude, contrasting complex topics with transparent solutions.
  • An innovation expert with a diverse professional background, predominantly in the recreational vehicle and automotive industries.
  • Extensive experience in new business development, startup and account development, and business strategies on an international level.
  • Nationally and internationally recognized for work as an engineer, designer, and business leader. Speaker at national and international project management conventions.
  • Studied Architecture/Interior Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, and Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.