Karlheinz

Bourdon

Inducted 2018

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Dr. Karlheinz Bourdon is an engineer and developer of injection molding machinery and computerized processes, including robotics and computer integrated manufacturing. Karlheinz has worked in senior management positions at Ferromatik Milacron and is currently senior vice president of integration for Krauss-Maffei Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the Institut fur Kunsttoffverarbeitung at the RWTH Aachen, Germany under the tutelage of Plastics Hall of Fame Member Georg Menges. His dissertation was entitled “The Computer Aided Setup of Injection Molded Machines”. He was an early adopter and innovator in such technologies as injection molding process simulation, automated mold changes and robotic automation for parts handing. In the 1990’s, Karlheinz served as the head of engineering for Krauss-Maffei and later for Ferromatik Milacron. He rose to the positon of President of Global Plastics Machinery for Milacron Corporation expanding both the U.S. and Global markets. In 2008 he returned to Krauss-Maffei as CEO for Injection Molding Technology. Karlheinz currently holds the title of Senior Vice President of Integration for the Krauss-Maffei Group. He has been active with the Boards of VDMA and EUROMAP as well as serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of several Plastics Educational Institutions in Germany.

 

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