Michael has worked in the pipeline industry for over 20 years now. After receiving his Master´s degree in Mechanical Engineering he joined the Research Center Karlsruhe where he carried out research work for his Phd. thesis on the behaviour of cracks in pipeline steels. In 1988 he joined Preussag AG in their pipeline construction division and in 1991 Pipetronix GmbH specializing in pipeline inspection utilizing in-line inspection tools. In 2001 Michael joined NDT Systems & Services AG, where he held the position of Global Marketing Manager. Dr. Beller recently joined Rosen, where he is part of the Corporate Marketing Team. In 2006 he became a member of the founding board of the Professional Institute of Pipeline Engineers. For more than 10 years now, Michael has been active as a lecturer on pipeline related courses with a special focus on in-line inspection and pipeline integrity.