About Us

A team with experience

We are a team of dedicated experts with many years of practical experience in the automotive and medical device industries.

With our extensive knowledge of the complicated international standards landscape (EU, USA, UK and Australia), we support our customers in functional safety projects from concept to start of production and beyond.

“State of the art” is not only part of our projects but is something we live and breathe: We set high standards for ourselves and constantly educate ourselves in order to be able to offer our customers leading advice at all times by expanding our core competencies and experience.

Committee Work

We are passionate about the further development of the different industries we work in and are active in various international committees.


IEEE P1228

Standard for Software Safety for multiple industries


Automotive SPICE®

Adding Hardware to Automotive SPICE® (Working Group “Hardware Engineering Processes”)


IEC MT 61508-3:

Maintenance of IEC 61508-3, -4, -6 and -7

IEC TC65/WG 10:

Security for industrial process measurement and control – Network and system security

IEC TC65/WG 20:

Industrial-process measurement, control and automation– Framework to bridge the requirements for safety and security

Alastair Walker


Alastair is an engineering consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in developing safety relevant products in the medical, automotive and aviation industries.  He has been a functional safety consultant for many years and has worked on a wide variety of automotive projects to ASIL D.  He has developed and consulted on a variety of medical device products and has extensive knowledge of implementing safe 60601 programmable electrical medical systems (PEMS) architecture and Class C 62304 software.  Alastair has extensive experience of system, hardware and embedded software development.

Alastair has many years’ experience of risk analysis techniques such as fault tree analysis (FTA), failure mode effects and diagnostic coverage analysis (FMEDA) and hazard and operability study (HAZOP) and brings techniques from different industries to enable establishment of best practices in a given sector.

He is an experienced trainer for automotive and medical device standards and industry requirements.

He is TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer, Automotive SPICE® assessor and an active member of the SoQrates Bavarian software initiative community.

„Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”
Stewart Brand, Writer

Dijaz Maric

Quality Management & Reliability Engineering Consultant

Dijaz is a quality consultant with 15 years’ experience in the automotive industry, particularly in the development and manufacturing processes of E/E systems and components. He has been involved in many projects with various different roles and responsibilities for quality management & development topics. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in failure analysis and application of quality methods and tools such as FMEA, FTA, Ishikawa, 5-Why, 7-Step problem solving and 8-D reporting.

During his many years of working with international customers such as Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs on different continents (Europe, Asia, North America), he has dealt with a wide range of customer-specific requirements and has become familiar with various project management methods and tools.

Prior to joining Lorit Consultancy GmbH, Dijaz has gained a lot of practical experience in failure analyses of hardware and manufacturing processes related to reliability engineering.

Dijaz is highly experienced in all fields of quality management in the automotive sector according to ISO/TS or IATF 16949 standards and in the medical sector according to ISO 13485. This expertise includes product development process, supplier quality management, product & process audits (according to VDA 6.3), continuous improvement processes, customer quality management, field monitoring and all other activities which are needed during a product lifecycle.

He is a member of the Bavarian working group SoQrates, TÜV Süd Certified 1st and 2nd party auditor IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001 and experienced trainer in the field of risk and quality management in the automotive and medical technology industry.

„What has not been written does not exist; it has been there and disappeared again.”

Gerrit Steinöcker

Functional Safety Consultant

Gerrit has many years of experience in the field of functional safety of industrial and automotive applications – both at system level and supporting at HW and SW level.

He is IEC 61508 – Certified Functional Safety Professional at TÜV Süd, as well as ISO 13849 and ISO 26262 – ECQA Certified Functional Safety Manager. Through his activities in global companies, he also has comprehensive knowledge of numerous other international standards such as UL1998 and UL991.

Before joining Lorit Consultancy, he worked for many years in the field of system architecture, safety analysis (FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, DFA, …) and reported failure analysis (8D report). In addition, he draws on experience with artificial intelligence and as a SCRUM facilitator.

He is a member of the Austrian committee of the OVE of IEC TC 65 (TSK MR65) and the sub-committee for cybersecurity (AG IACS), as well as the Bavarian software working group SoQrates.

Furthermore, he is part of the standards committees for IEC 62443 – Security for industrial automation and control systems – (WG 10), IEC 63069 – Industrial-process measurement, control and automation – Framework for functional safety and security – (WG 20) and the maintenance group for IEC 61508 parts 3, 4, 6 and 7 – Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems – (MT 61508-3).

Gerrit is an experienced trainer in the field of functional safety and risk management in industry, automotive and medical technology.

In his spare time, Gerrit is active in adult education at WIFI, where he teaches mathematics, basic science and occupational safety.

“Learning is like rowing against the stream. If you stop, you drift back.”

Margarita Lebedeva

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Margarita is a marketing & online marketing specialist with a knack for creativity and has contributed to the success of many internationally operating companies in Austria and abroad.

At Lorit Consultancy she oversees marketing & communication strategy implementation and further internationalisation of the company, thus keeping Lorit promotional, social media, event, and PR activities in line. In her role Margarita is also the contact person for our key stakeholders. She is ready to assist the customers on the training-related topics and takes an active role in cluster management facilitating successful partner relations within the industry.

Marketing manager by Lorit Consultancy

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford


Current vacancies at Lorit Consultancy:

Consultant and Trainer Medical Devices (m/f/d) – Salzburg, Full-time

If you would like to become part of our motivated and experienced team, we look forward to receiving your application by e-mail to: info@lorit-consultancy.com



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