莱蒙德klinkner is the Managing Partner of the IMX INSTITUTE FOR MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE GmbH, a consultancy firm specialized in production and logistics, and is Chairman of the German Manufacturing Excellence Board since 2004. In addition, Dr. Klinkner is Honorary Chairman of Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL International, the German-based Logistics Network). He also holds a position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DMG MORI AG (‘‘DMG’’) and is a member of the advisory board of ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. Klinkner lectures as Honorary Professor in production logistics at Technical University Berlin since 2003. Previously, Dr. Klinkner served as Chief Executive Officer of Knorr-Bremse AG, a manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles, from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that time, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Gildemeister AG (now DMG), a manufacturer of cutting machine tools, from 1998 to 2006 culminating in his service as Deputy Chairman of the Board from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Klinkner began his career at Porsche AG in 1991 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of logistics and supply chain management.