Melzer from Festo to head Industry 4.0 platform steering committee

Posted 2 May 2019
Melzer Festo nomina comitato Industry 4.0

Frank Melzer, member of the Festo management board, takes over as head of the Industry 4.0 platform steering committee for the digitisation of business in Germany. He replaces Bernd Leukert, a member of the SAP Management Board. The handover took place on 4 December 2018 at the Digital Summit in Nuremberg.

“I look forward to taking over the chair and would like to thank Mr Leukert for his successful work over the past two years. He was a committed leader of the steering committee and made a major contribution to the success of the platform by promoting and implementing innovative test centres for companies – said Melzer -. During my tenure, I would like to focus on technology development. In particular, the further development of decentralised, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence, which provide us with excellent tools for optimising industrial production processes in the future. Another focus will be the qualification and further training of skilled workers. Because digitisation is driving the change of competence in our society faster than any industrial change before it”.

Frank Melzer has been a member of the management board of Festo AG & Co. KG since 1 October 2017. Melzer heads the product and technology management department, which includes Digital business and corporate research and innovation.



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