Wolfram Irsa, 1967, married, two children. Studies in mechanical/industrial engineering TUG, postgraduate studies APICS, fellow 2003. Department manager-plant manager-general manager. Long-time international experience (California/Silicon Valley, Hamburg, Seoul, Shanghai) for industrial companies in the automotive supplier industry, pharmaceutical wholesale, and semiconductor industry; responsible for customer service, logistics, quality, organization/information systems, and production. Professorship for Industrial Engineering at FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied sciences at the Department of Management, Institute of Industrial Management, in the industrial engineering degree programs and the transfer center Industrial Management (Bachelor, full-time, part-time). Lecture focus areas: global supply chain management, industrial engineering, production optimization, production technology, and quality & risk management. Current research focus: Overhead cost management in the high-tech industry, digitization in Smart Factories for production optimization.