Dieter Spath

Director of Fraunhofer IAO and IAT University of Stuttgart
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dieter Spath

Since 8.2.2017

President of acatech – German National Academy of Science and Engineering

Since 1.10.2016

Director of Fraunhofer IAO and IAT University of Stuttgart

2013 - 2016

Chairman at WITTENSTEIN AG

2002 - 2013

Director of Fraunhofer IAO and IAT, University of Stuttgart

2009 - 2012

Vicepresident of acatech – German National Academy of Science and Engineering

2008 - 2009

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering, University of Stuttgart

2003

Elected to join acatech – German National Academy of Science and Engineering

2002

Appointment to Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) and the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT), University of Stuttgart

1999

Offered professorship at Technische Universität München (TUM), Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb), as successor to Professor Milberg (not accepted)

1996 - 2001

Member of the Senate Committee and Grants Committee for Collaborative Research Centers of the DFG (German Research Foundation)

1996 - 1998

Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH)

1992

Appointment to the post of Full Professor at University of Karlsruhe (TH), Institute for Machine Tools and Production Science

1988

Managing Director of KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

1985

Executive Manager for electrical engineering, EDP organization and sales as well as Chairman of the Board of the American subsidiary KASTO Racine Inc.

1981

Joined KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

1981

Ph.D. »Influencing Factors Limiting the Efficiency of Metal Band-Saw Machines«

1976 - 1981

Assistant lecturer and research assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at Technische Universität München (TUM)

1971 - 1975

Studied Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM), specializing in manufacturing systems and production engineering

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dieter Spath

Memberhips

  • acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering
  • CIRP International Academy for Production Engineering
  • e-mobil Baden-Württemberg, member of advisory committee
  • Flugfeld Böblingen/Sindelfingen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Prime Minister’s discussion group for Business & Innovation since 2012
  • HAB Hochschulgruppe Arbeits- und Betriebsorganisation (Academic Society for Work and Industrial Organization), member
  • IFPR International Foundation of Production Research, President until 2011
  • Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung WiGeP – Berliner Kreis & WGMK (Scientific Society for Product Development WiGeP – Berlin Circle & WGMK)
  • WGP German Academic Society for Production Engineering, member
  • Württembergischer Ingenieursverband e.V. (VDI – The Association of German Engineers), Vice-chairman
  • DFG-Review Board 401 »Production Technology«

Honours

  • Medal of Merit TU Danzig
  • Honorary Doctorate from Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, awarded for outstanding services to German science, industry and society
  • Honorary Doctorate from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)