Short CV

Professor Dr. techn. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Berthold Leibinger

Born on November 26, 1930, in Stuttgart, son of an art dealer of East Asian art. Professor Leibinger studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He died at October 16, 2018.

1958 - 1960

Development Engineer at Cincinnati Milling Machines, Cincinnati, USA

1961 - 1965

Head of the Construction Division at TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

1966 - 1978

Technical Director and  Partner of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

1978 - Nov. 2005

Chairman of the Management Board and Partner of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

Nov. 2005 - Dez. 2012

Chair of the Supervisory Boards of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

Boards and Councils 

Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the University Council of Stuttgart University (2003-2009)

 Engagement in Associations, Organizations, and Committees

1985 - 1990: President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stuttgart (IHK Stuttgart) 
1990 - 1992: President of the German Engineering Federation VDMA 
1994 - 2001: Chairman of the Advisory Council Innovation of the State Government of Baden-Wuerttemberg
2002 - 2005: Chairman of the Innovation Forum der State Government of Baden-Wuerttemberg
1990-2008: Vice-Chairman of the Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers VDW
2008-2011: Member of the Senate Committee of acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering

Honorary Member of the VDMA Central Board

Cultural Engagement

Chairman of the Board of the International Bach Academy and Chairman of the Association of Friends of the German Literature Archive in Marbach

Berthold Leibinger Foundation

Established in 1992 as a not-for-profit organization to fund and support cultural, scientific, religious, and charitable organizations. Since 2000, the Foundation has been awarding the Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award and, since, 2006, the Berthold Leibinger Future Award for Applied Laser Technology.