Fraunhofer USA Inc.

New President and Board Appointments


December 2018 Plymouth MI

New President 

Fraunhofer USA is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Thomas Schuelke has been appointed President of Fraunhofer USA Inc. as of December 6, 2018. Prof. Schuelke brings over 20 years of management experience with Fraunhofer USA to the position and previously served as Executive Vice President of Fraunhofer USA. Prof. Schuelke is also the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coating and Diamond Technologies and a Professor at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. In Physics from the Technical University Dresden, Germany and is one of the top experts worldwide in the field of diamond materials and coating technologies. We wish him much success in his new position.

New Board Chairman 

Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will step down as Chairman of the Board of Fraunhofer USA at the end of his current term on December 31st, 2018. Prof. Dr. Endrik Wilhelm, current member of the board, has been appointed Chairman effective January 1st, 2019. Fraunhofer USA would like to take the opportunity to thank Prof. Dr. Neugebauer for his service as Chairman of the Board and his excellent support and guidance of Fraunhofer USA and to welcome Prof. Wilhelm to his new position on the Board.  

New Board Member 

Fraunhofer USA also welcomes Dr. Johann Feckl as a new member to the board of directors as of January 1st, 2019. Dr. Feckl is the Director of the Presidential Staff of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Munich and brings an extensive network of international partners to the Fraunhofer USA Board.


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