Rainer Gadow, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
IFKB University of Stuttgart

Rainer Gadow studied chemistry with focus on technical chemistry of solids at the University of Karlsruhe. He graduated in 1981 from the Institute of Technical Chemistry having specialized in the fields of protective layers for high temperature application and carbon fiber composites. Gadow continued to work on his dissertation in the department of chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe as research scientist and assistant of the institute’s director Prof. Dr. Erich Fitzer until his Ph.D. graduation in 1986. During his dissertation he was involved in the development of the very first generation of ceramic fiber composites and received funding through two BMFT research projects and through SFB 167.

He joined W. Haldenwanger Technische Keramik GmbH u. Co KG in Berlin and Waldkraiburg as head of the R&D department in 1986. Gadow was appointed managing director in 1988 and promoted the transfer of developments within ceramic composites to oxide ceramics systems with whisker and platelet reinforcement. In 1990 he joined the Deutsche Babcock-Borsig AG, Berlin as head of the department of materials engineering and new technology. In December 1991, Gadow was appointed excecutive manager of the Euroflamm Ltd. in Bremen after the materials engineering center in Berlin was incorporated in the Balcke-Dürr AG, Ratingen. In October 1993 he was additionally appointed excecutive director of the Balcke-Dürr Oberflächentechnik in Ratingen. From November 1994 until his start as full professor in Stuttgart he was also director of the BDAG Oberflächentechnik Ltd.

Currently, he is the Managing Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites at the University of Stuttgart and he is full Professor of manufacturing engineering with advanced materials and author of more than 900 international scientific papers, books, monographies and over 60 patents.


Peter Martin, Prof. Dr.-Ing.
HAW University Hamburg

Peter Martin is Professor at HAW University Hamburg, member of the Department of Automotive and Aircraft Engineering, where he lectures Aircraft and Automotive Production Technologies, Lightweight Production, Production Management, Material Science in Aircraft and Automotive Engineering.

Since 2016, he is also Board Member of IWF e.V. / Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) of TUB Technical University Berlin (Germany).

He studied Production Technology at TUB Technical University Berlin, graduating in 1974 as Dipl.-Ing. During the following five years, he worked as a Research Assistant at Hamburg University, focusing in Aircraft Production Process Engineering in Cooperation with AIRBUS (former MBB), until 1979, when he finished his thesis and took his Examination as Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.).

After that, he worked as Production Engineer at Supplier Automotive Industry until 1983, when he became CEO of a Consulting Company, in which he led projects in Production Engineering, Production Management, Process Automation in Automotive and Aircraft Industry.

In 1985, he was hired by HAW Hamburg University, Department Aircraft and Automotive Engineering as Professor for Aircraft and Automotive Production Technology, spending six years there before moving on in 1991 to another post of CEO of a Technology Holding (AG) in Hamburg, this time focused in Instrumentation and Control Technologies.

In 2006, he returns to HAW Hamburg University, this time as Professor for Production Process Technology and Production Management in Aircraft and Automotive Engineering in Department Aircraft and Automotive Engineering, where he has been up to now, sharing his time with a position of CEO of INTELLIGENT STRATEGIES, Management + Technology Consultants, a consulting company based in Hamburg, focused in for Production Technology, Production Management, Lean Production, Turnaround and Restructuring, Performance Improvement in Aircraft Industry and Airlines.


Daniel PYZAK
Director, CATIA Engineering Centre of Excellence EMEAR

Daniel Pyzak is graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 35 years of experience in CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM. After positions held in technical support and product management in various CAD/CAM/CAE companies (Cisi, Cisigraph, Matra Datavision), he joined Dassault Systèmes Provence in 1999 to manage the Competency Center.

The main activities of DSP Competency Center are around Tooling, Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering and Addtive Manufacturing.

Since more than 10 years now, he’s managing CATIA Technical team for Europe, dealing with the full spectrum of CATIA solutions and since 2 years he has a special focus on lightweight design and Additive Manufacturing.