Dr. Frank Melzer is Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management at Festo SE & Co. KG. As an innovative company, Festo has always distinguished itself on the market with excellent products and cutting-edge technology. Software, electronics and new materials are the new drivers of innovation in an ever faster world, enabling many new product and service ideas. His aim is to inspire customers with agility and innovative strength and to open up new growth markets for Festo. After Dr. Melzer completed his mechanical engineering studies receiving his doctorate at the University of Stuttgart. He also holds a MBA from the University of Toronto. Dr. Melzer began his professional career at Robert Bosch GmbH, where he held various positions from 1994 to 2004. From 2004 to 2012 he was CEO of Bosch Sensortec GmbH and from 2012 to 2015 Senior Vice President Driver Assistance Robert Bosch GmbH. From 2015 to 2017 he was President Autoliv Electronics in Munich and Stockholm. Since 2017 he is CTO of Festo SE & Co. KG in Esslingen, is a member of the ZVEI Executive Board and, since the end of 2018, chairman of the steering committee of Platform Industry 4.0.