Professor Alfred Pecher becomes new chairman of the Fraunhofer IDMT board of trustees

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Today, Professor Alfred Pecher, Head of Research and Development at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, was elected as the new chairman of the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT. He succeeds the long-time Chair of the Board of Trustees, Professor Dagmar Schipanski, who passed away in September 2022.

Picture of the newly elected chair of the board of trustees at Fraunhofer IDMT
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfred Pecher (left) and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Vorländer (right) were elected today to the chairmanship of the board of trustees at Fraunhofer IDMT.

Professor Pecher looks back on a successful career of many years with the Schaeffler Group and is a highly regarded expert in the field of developing forward-looking solutions, including optimized vehicle acoustics. He was also significantly involved in establishing a leading testing laboratory, the Competence Center for Acoustics in Herzogenaurach. The Schaeffler Group is a leading global automotive and industrial supplier and employs 84,000 people at over 200 locations in more than 50 countries.  

Alfred Pecher is looking forward to his new task: "My aim is to get the trustees of Fraunhofer IDMT even more involved in the work of the institute. The composition of the Board of Trustees with representatives from science, industry and politics not only provides Fraunhofer IDMT with versatile food for thought and inspiration, but also with a broad network in different industries and research areas."

As deputy chairman of the board of trustees, Professor Michael Vorländer from the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics at the renowned RWTH Aachen University was elected. He has been a professional advisor and mentor to Fraunhofer IDMT for many years.

We congratulate Alfred Pecher and Michael Vorländer and look forward to a successful cooperation! 

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