Joerg Mueller



Career Overview

Joerg Mueller is a consultant to Peters Research Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience in the lift industry, including test and qualification, system engineering for modernization and new installation, lift planning in buildings. He developed with his team also the combination of different lift systems in buildings and was involved in planning and feasibility studies in all kind of high-rise buildings up to travel heights of 2000m.
Joerg was internationally involved in major projects and planned vt-solutions for buildings e.g. in Korea, China, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA, Canada, …
He worked for Thyssen /ThyssenKrupp / TK Elevator in various roles and was involved in specifications of high-rise elevator systems, special systems like TWIN, MULTI and double decks. He also supported specifications of component developments for high-rise like controllers, drives, machines and safety technology.
Joerg also worked in approval processes to local authorities for new systems in different countries.


University of Applied Sciences Esslingen

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Electrical Engineering

Professional Experience

Consultant to Peters Research

2024 – present

Global Highrise Product Manager / Head of High-rise Product, ThyssenKrupp Elevator / TKE

2017 – 2023

Senior engineer / Head of the international major projects consulting and support team, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

2005 to 2017

  • Consulting and support for sales & engineering on international projects

  • Supporting  branches, architects, elevator consultants with planning proposals in vertical transportation

  • Main focus on high-rise solutions with single deck / TWIN / double Deck, traffic analysis

  • Support of approval process for new lift systems in different countries

Head of Modernization, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

2003 to 2005

Key Projects

  • Responsible for electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Sales of modernization projects
  • Development of modernization kits for lift doors
  • Development of modernization kits for drive systems
Sales Engineer / Head of Sales Team, LiftEquip 

1999 to 2003

  • Sales responsible for markets in the Middle East and Scandinavia
  • Technical support and consulting for customers
  • Technical support and training of internal sales people
  • Development support of tools for calculating elevator drives and traction
Test + Qualification Engineer, ThyssenKrupp 

1993 to 1999

  • Testing of different elevator drive systems (gear machines, gearless, frequency inverters)
  • Testing of new developments of elevator controls
  • Solving of vibration problems / ride quality via FFT
  • Lift commissioning in special projects of high speed elevators (national and international)


Müller J. as one of the contributors: Vertical Transportation a Primer / CTBUH 2020

Müller J.: Mobility &Vertical Transportation for High-Rise Structures / Dubai Skyscaper Summit / April 2018

Müller J.: New approach for efficient People Transportation in both dimensions  – vertically and horizontally / Skyscapers Asia Summit 2017

Müller J.: The Ropeless Elevator System / EMSD Symposium 2016 (Hongkong)

Müller J./ Schöllkopf K.: New approach for efficient People Transportation in both dimensions  – vertically and horizontally / CTBUH 2016 (Shenzen, Hongkong)

Müller J.: Efficient Buildings by Vertical Transport with Double – and Multi-Car-Systems / Elevcon 2016 (Madrid)

Müller J.: Elevator Technology for High Rise Buildings / Interlift VFA Forum 2015 (Augsburg)

Müller J.: Lift Systems in High-rise Buildings Handling Capacity and Energy Efficiency / Lift Symposium 2014 (Northampton)

Müller J. & Holtgrefe J. : Twin and Double Decker: Two different systems for the highrise market./ Elevator World 2010 April:92-6