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2008 - Klaus Wucherer - Germany

Professor Dr.-Ing. Klaus Wucherer

Prof. Dr.-lng.
Dr.-lng. E.h.                                                           

Born July 9th, 1944 in Germany


Dipl.-lng. Electrical Engineering

Dipl.-lng. Mechanical Engineering Dr.-lngenieur

Professional history (Siemens AG 03/1970 to 12/2007)

1970                Project-Engineer; 1972 Head of Engineering Department (Bremen / Osnabruck)

1983                Head of Sales and Engineering Department (São Paulo, Brazil)

1986                Head of various Divisions: Automations Systems for Machine Tools, Software House, Industrial Communications, Industrial Automation Systems SIMATIC

1996 / 1998       Member / President of the Automation and Drives Group (A&D)

1999                Member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Siemens AG 

                        Responsibility for the groups A&D, I&S, TS; Economic Region Asia and Australia;

Company program top+; Siemens Quality Management; Mentoring of Universities

(Business volume 30 Billion Euros )

Supervisory board positions

Chairman of the board:

            Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg (to 2011)

            Festo AG, Esslingen

Member of the board:

            Bosch-Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Munich (to 2008)

            Messe Hannover AG, Hannover (to 2008)

            SAP AG, Walldorf

            Leoni AG, Nürnberg

            Dürr AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen (to 2015)

            Heitec AG, Erlangen


Honorary professorships:

            Technical University of Chemnitz

            University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck

            Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Guest professorships:

            Southeast University, Nanjing, China

            Shandong University, Shandong, China

VDE German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies

(Founding member of the IEC)

1998 - 2009     Member of the Supervisory Board of VDE

2003 - 2005     President of VDE

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva

1997 - 2000     Member of the Sector Board for Factory Automation

2000 - 2009     President of the German National Committee of the IEC

2011 - 2013  President of the IEC                       

Fraunhofer Institut

since 1998       Member of the board of trustees IPK-Berlin

since 2002       Chairman of the board of trustees IPK-Berlin


Dr.-lng. E.h. - Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Member of - Deutschen Akademie der Technikwissenschaften

Nicolau Award - The International Academy for Production Engineering