Michael Kern holds a Diplom degree in Industrial Engineering and a MBA. Also, he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Michael, in his over 12 years’ experience in chemical, automotive and pharma industry, held different roles of increasing responsibility, amongst others as Head of Operational Excellence and Controlling, Global Operational Excellence Leader, Head of Production and Deputy Site Head. His experience includes the deployment of operational excellence systems, the optimization of processes in various lean projects as well as strategic productivity and cost optimization. Michael is based in Holzkirchen near Munich and is Head of Production for transdermal therapeutic systems.