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Dr. Peter POST Head of Corporate Research and Technology, Festo AG & Co KG, Esslingen


 Prof. Dr. Peter Post started his professional career with an apprenticeship as a toolmaker, and continued his studies to get a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Siegen, Germany. He finished his work as research assistant in Siegen with a doctoral degree. Since 1989 he is working at Festo AG & Co. KG in Esslingen/Germany in several functions in R&D. Since 2008 he is in charge of corporate research and technology. He is an active member in several scientific networks and clusters for applied research in production and manufacturing within Germany (e. g. Industry 4.0) and Europe (e. g. Manufuture, EFFRA).


Prof. Post was awarded with the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2010 of the German Federal President. In 2012 he was appointed as honorary professor at the University of Applied Science in Esslingen.