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Joachim Milberg

Joachim Milberg

German engineer
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Intro German engineer
Countries Germany
Occupations Entrepreneur University teacher Engineer
Gender male
Birth 10 April 1943 (Bielefeld)
Star sign Aries
Education Technical University of Munich
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Joachim Milberg (born 10 April 1943 in Verl (Westfalen)) is a German Professor of Production Engineering and past CEO of Bayerischen Motorenwerke AG (BMW). He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW until July 2015.

Milberg was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität München. He was Member of the Board of Management for Production of BMW and became CEO when Bernd Pischetsrieder had to leave because of the Rover problems. Joachim Milberg stopped the Rover venture and reestablished the BMW success story.

Joachim Milberg was the founding President of acatech - the German Academy of Science and Engineering.

Early life

Milberg grew up on a farm in Sennestadt, today part of the city of Bielefeld. From 1953 to 1959 Milberg went to secondary school. From 1959 to 1962 he trained as a mechanic at Gildemeister AG and, from 1962 to 1965, studied production engineering at the State Engineering School Bielefeld. He contiuied his studies at the Technische Universität Berlin with a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and obtained his Dipl.-Ing. in 1969. From 1970 to 1972, he was research assistant at the Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik of the Technischen Universität Berlin (Günter Spur). In 1971, he was awarded his doctorate in production engineering.

Career

In 1972, he became senior manager at the machine tool factory Gildemeister AG. From 1978 to 1981, he was head of the Automatic Lathe Division.

In 1981, he became full professor for machine tools with business administration at Technische Universität München, head of the Center for Production Automation and Robotics in Munich and the Production Application Center in Augsburg. From 1991 to 1993, he was Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

In 1993, he became member of the board of management of BMW, responsible for production. In 1999, he was promoted to CEO and chairman of the board of management. He left in 2002 and became chairman of the supervisory board in 2004.

In 2003, he was appointed to the board of Deere & Co.

Business Affiliations

  • Member of Supervisory Boards
    • BMW AG, München (Chairman) since 2002, since 2004 Chairman
    • Festo AG & Co. KG, Esslingen (Chairman) since 2003, since 2011 Chairman
    • Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh since 2005
    • John Deere & Company, Moline/Illinois (USA) since 2003
    • SAP AG, Walldorf since 2007
    • ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen since 2008
  • Other
    • Member of the Senate Committee of acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
    • Member of the shareholder's committee of ifp - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Milberg Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH & Co.KG, Garching b. München
  • past supervsiory board affiliations
    • Allianz Versicherungs AG until 2006
    • Leipziger Messe GmbH, Leipzig until 2007
    • MAN AG 2005 to 2007
    • Royal Dutch Petroleum Company/Shell until 2003

Awards and Honours

  • 1989 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - the highest German research prize
  • 1992 Herwart-Opitz-Commemorative Medal of the VDI-Society Production Engineering
  • 1994 Verdienstkreuz am Bande (Cross) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1994 Honorary doctorate of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1996 Honorary doctorate of the University of Hanover
  • 2000 Grashof Commemorative Medal of Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (the highest distinction of the Association of German Engineers)
  • 2001 Bayerischer Verdienstorden
  • 2001 General Pierre Nicolau Award der CIRP (College International pour la Recherche en Productique - The International Academy for Production Engineering)
  • 2001 Ehrenpreis "Goldenes Lenkrad" des Axel Springer Verlags
  • 2002 Honorary doctorate of the Cranfield University, England (UK)
  • 2002 Bayerische Umweltmedaille für besondere Verdienste um Umweltschutz und Landesentwicklung
  • 2004 Honorary doctorate of the Technischen Universität Berlin
  • 2005 Arthur-Burkhardt-Preis
  • 2005 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2009 Hanns Martin Schleyer-Preis
  • 2010 Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst
  • 2010 Honorarprofessor at the Universität Duisburg-Essen

Publications

  • Milberg, J.: Analytische und experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Stabilitätsgrenze bei der Drehbearbeitung. Diss. Techn. Univ. Berlin 1971.
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Wettbewerbsfähigkeit durch Integration. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg New York 1988.
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Wettbewerbsfaktor Zeit in Produktionsunternehmen. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1991.
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Von CAD(CAM zu CIM. Verlag TÜV Rheinland. Köln 1992.
  • VDI-Gemeinschaftsausschuss CIM (Hrsg.) Obmann: Milberg, J.: Rechnerintegrierte Konstruktion und Produktion. VDI-Verlag. Düsseldorf 1992.
    • Band 1: CIM Management
    • Band 2: Integrierte Produktdatenverarbeitung
    • Band 3: Auftragsabwicklung
    • Band 4: Flexible Fertigung
    • Band 5: Produktionslogistik
    • Band 6: Kommunikations- und Datenbanktechnik
    • Band 7: Qualitätssicherung
    • Band 8: Flexible Montage
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Werkzeugmaschinen Grundlagen. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1992.
  • Milberg, J.; Reinhart, G. (Hrsg.): Unsere Stärken stärken - Der Weg zu Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Standortsicherung. mi Verlag. Landberg 1994.
  • Milberg, J.; Reinhart, G. (Hrsg.): Mit Schwung zum Aufschwung - Information, Inspiration, Innovation. mi Verlag. Landberg 1997.
  • Milberg, J.; Schuh, G. (Hrsg.): Erfolg in Netzwerken. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 2002.
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http://isni.org/isni/0000000078647286
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http://www.bertelsmann.com/News/9360068/Joachim-Milberg-and-Lars-Rebien-S%C3%B8rensen-Elected-to-Bertelsmann-AG%E2%80%99s-Supervisory-Board
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