Date of Birth: April 23rd, 1952
Place of Birth: Lichtenau / Ansbach, Deutschland
Marital Status: married, two children
1971-1975 - Studying mechanical engineering, faculty of production science and manufacturing at the Technical University of Munich.
1976-1981 - Assistant lecturer at the Institute for Machine Tools and Management Science
1981 - Doctor's degree "Influencing Factors Limiting the Efficiency of Metal Band-Saw Machines"
1981 - Entering KASTO-Enterprises
1985 - Executive manager for electrical engineering, EDP organization and sales as well as Chairman of Board of the American subsidiary KASTO Racine Inc.
1988 - Managing Director for KASTO-enterprises
1992 - Appointment to the post of full professor at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), Institute for Machine Tools and Production Science
1996-1998 - Dean of the faculty of mechanical engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
1996-2001 - Member of the senate and the approval committee for collaborative research centers of the DFG (German Research Foundation)
1999 - Call of the Technical University of Munich, Institute for Machine Tools and Management Science (iwb), Succession Professor Milberg (rejected)
2002 - Appointment to the head of the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT), University of Stuttgart, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)
2003 - Elected as a member of acatech - Council of Technical Sciences of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
2008-2009 - Dean of the faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering, University Stuttgart
2009 - Vicepresident of acatech - Council for Technical Sciences of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Board Member
- Order of the Federal Republic of Germany, medal and ribbon, awarded for outstanding services to German science, industry and society
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