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CIRP CMS 2019

Keynote Speakers

CIRP CMS 2019 Keynote speakers

Professor Mitchell M. Tseng

Before Professor Tseng became the Founding Dean and Chair Professor of International School of Technology and Management, Feng Chia University, he was the Founding Head and Chair Professor of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  At HKUST, he served severalacademic positions, including Director of Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Associate Vice-President for Research and Innovation and many others. 

Professor Tseng started his career in developing key enabling manufacturing technologies for computer industry, some of which, including the diamond machining for polygons in laser printers, are still widely used. He has wide range of industrial experiences in Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Xeroxfor two decades with different senior executive and Chief Engineering positions.  Throughout his career, he has been working closely with industry with research projects to upgrade product design and manufacturing capabilities.

Professor Tseng also had held faculty positions in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign, and MIT–Zaragoza International Logistics Program. He also has several honorary professorships including Nanyang Professor from Nanyang Technology University, Nanshan Professor of Design from China Academy of Arts, Honorary Professor of Technical University Munich and several others. He has published more than 300 papers on Manufacturing Technology, Customization, Technology Management and Production Systems. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP), of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences

Professor Gideon N. Levy

Prof. Dr. Levy’s career is devoted mainly to advance R&D in the Mechanical / Electronic / Manufacturing world with leading Swiss machinery industries and academia institutions. He specialized in Manufacturing technologies, primarily Electro Physical & Chemical Processes (e.g. EDM ECM, AM, Laser etc.). Furthermore, in Technology management, Market - Product strategies, key customers, industrial, scientific, technical and practical aspects of product design and manufacture, products market launch and technology transfer. His academic activities disembogued in the appointment as Professor at the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen. He served as builder and head of the irpd Institute for Rapid Product Development. The institute merged in 2008 with Inspire AG a Technology Transfer unit at the ETH Zurich.

Prof Dr. Levy holds 30 Patents; he published around 150 scientific and technical publications, over the half are dealing AM (Additive Manufacturing) technologies. To be mentioned in this context is the development and market introduction of the DuraFormTM, DuraFormTM Flex, DuraFormTM HST, CastFormTM and other SLS materials as well as system upgrades (Stable TempTM) have. Prof Dr Levy’s leading edge long-term technological work streamed in parallel areas. On one, hand industry and the related products (production machinery) innovation and IP. On the other hand, academia researches (non-traditional processes) innovation and publications, a dual frontier livelihood in manufacturing.

Professor Goran D. Putnik

Goran D. Putnik, Dr. Habil., DrSc., Full Professor, Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. He has graduated in Production Engineering, and subsequently earned his MSc and DrSc degrees in the area of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, at Mechanical Engineering Faculty, University of Belgrade, Serbia, where he was a teacher until he joined the University of Minho, Portugal, from early 1993.

His scientific and engineering interests are distributed, agile and virtual production systems and enterprises design and management theory, ICT in manufacturing, concurrent and collaborative engineering, formal theory of production systems and enterprises, and complexity management in organizations. His publishing record comprises more than 300 publications in international and national journals and conferences, including 13 books, of which the “Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations” is distinguished. He has supervised a number of PhD projects as well. He is regularly invited for scientific committees of international conferences and as a reviewer for a number of leading scientific journals related to manufacturing and management. He also serves as a member of Editorial Board for more than ten scientific international journals.

Presently, he is the member of the following renowned professional societies and scientific networks:

  • Member of the CIRP – “The International Academy for Production Engineering”
  • Member of the IFIP WG 5.5 – “COoperation infrastructure for Virtual Enterprises and electronic business –  COVE”, IFIP WG 5.5
  • Member of the ECCON – “European Chaos and Complexity in Organisations Network – ECCON”

Borut Rihtaršič

Borut Rihtaršič is currently the Head of Quality Management in Litostroj Power, where he also held the positions of Research Engineer and Business Process Manager in the past. Litostroj Power Group, as part of the hydro focused investment group Energo-Pro, offers integrated solutions for hydroelectric power generation equipment. With 170 years of experience and tradition, based on enthusiasm and fully focused will of its employees, Litostroj Power Group has grown through decades into an international company with worldwide presence.

Borut Rihtaršič is an expert in management of production in engineer-to-order environments. His interests and experience include quality management, project management, development and implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems, distributed manufacturing systems, and integration of information systems. He led 6 international projects and received several awards for innovation from the Commercial Chamber of Slovenia.

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