Werner Struth has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH from January 2012 until March 2017. In that capacity, he was responsible for the Industrial Technology business sector, which includes the Packaging Technology and Drive and Control Technology divisions. He was also responsible for North and South America, manufacturing coordination, and environmental protection. Werner Struth was born in Koblenz in 1956. He is married and has three children. On completing his studies in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen in 1982, he joined the Fraunhofer Society’s Institute for Production Technology (IPT), also in Aachen. In 1988, he completed his PhD in general and theoretical mechanical engineering.