Prof. Dr. Torbjørn H. Netland is the Head of Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research on corporate lean programs is performed in close cooperation with global companies. It appears in top academic journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management, among others. He is an editor of The Routledge Companion to Lean Management, published in 2017. Being a dedicated research communicator, he blogs at www.better-operations.com.
Christian is a highly experienced Lean Manufacturing Professional who has spent the greater part of his career in the Automotive Industry. Currently he is working in the consumer goods industry, being accountable for implementing Lean as well as Industry 4.0 roadmap across the company. Prior to joining STAEDTLER, Christian held several leadership roles in Production Control & Logistics as well as Lean Manufacturing for ITW, TRW, Faurecia and Federal Mogul in Europe, Asia and the US. During his last assignments he was responsible for Lean Transformation on global scale. Christian earned a diploma in Supply Chain Engineering from the University of Applied Science, Erfurt, in 2002 and an MBA in General Management from the University of Wales in 2012.