Board of Trustees

A competent board of trustees advises the Fraunhofer Institute on questions of the professional orientation and structural change of the institute. It also fosters contacts with organizations and industry.

Members are appointed by the Executive Board in agreement with the management of the institute. The annual meetings are attended by at least one member of the Management Board. In order to have as many perspectives as possible, the Board of Trustees comprises representatives from science, industry and public life.

Current Chair: Dr. Wilhelm Krüger, Blue Order AG

Current Members of the Board of Trustees

Members from Science

  • Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut J. Schmidt, President of the TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Neunzert, Fraunhofer ITWM

Members from Industry

(alphabetically listed)

  • August Altherr, John Deere European Technology Innovation Center
  • Dr.-Ing. Erwin Flender, MAGMA Gießereitechnologie
  • Dr. Werner Groh, Johns Manville Europe GmbH
  • Johannes Heger, HegerGuss GmbH
  • Dr. Wilhelm Krüger (current chair), Blue Order AG
  • Dr. Hannes Möller, Daimler AG
  • Barbara Ofstad, Siemens AG
  • Dr. Matthias Schmidt, Procter & Gamble Service GmbH

Members of the Public Life / Politics

  • MR Richard Ortseifer, Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Klimaschutz, Energie und Landesplanung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
  • RD Ingo Ruhmann, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Dr. Carola Zimmermann, Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung und Kultur des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz