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Joachim Milberg

Joachim Milberg (2000)

Joachim Milberg (born 10 April 1943 in Verl (Westfalen)) is a German Professor of Production Engineering and past CEO of BMW AG. He is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG.

Milberg was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität München. He was Member of the Board of Management for Production of the Bayerischen Motorenwerke AG and became CEO when Bernd Pischetsrieder had to leave because of the Rover problems. Joachim Milberg stopped the Rover venture and reestablished the BMW success story. Since 2004 he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG.

Joachim Milberg was the founding President of acatech - the German Academy of Science and Engineering.


Milberg grew up on a farm in Sennestadt, today part of the city of Bielefeld. From 1953 to 1959 Milberg went to secondary school. From 1959 to 1962 he trained as a mechanic at Gildemeister AG and studied from 1962 to 1965 production engineering at the State Engineering School Bielefeld. He contiuied his studies at the Technische Universität Berlin with a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and got 1969 his Dipl.-Ing.. From 1970 to 1972 he was research assistant at the Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik of the Technischen Universität Berlin (Günter Spur). 1971 he got his Dr.-Ing.. In 1972 he became Senior manager at the machine tool factory Gildemeister AG. From 1978 to 1981 he was head of the Automatic Lathe Division.[1]

In 1981 he became full professor for machine tools with business administration at Technische Universität München, head of the Center for Production Automation and Robotics in Munich and the Production Application Center in Augsburg. From 1991 to 1993 he was Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.[2]

In 1993 he became member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for production. 1999 he was promoted to CEO and chairman of the board of management. He left in 2002 and became chairman of the supervisory board in 2004.[1]

Business Affiliations

Awards and Honours


  • Milberg, J.: Analytische und experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Stabilitätsgrenze bei der Drehbearbeitung. Diss. Techn. Univ. Berlin 1971.
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Wettbewerbsfähigkeit durch Integration. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg New York 1988.
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Wettbewerbsfaktor Zeit in Produktionsunternehmen. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1991.
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Von CAD(CAM zu CIM. Verlag TÜV Rheinland. Köln 1992.
  • VDI-Gemeinschaftsausschuss CIM (Hrsg.) Obmann: Milberg, J.: Rechnerintegrierte Konstruktion und Produktion. VDI-Verlag. Düsseldorf 1992.
    • Band 1: CIM Management
    • Band 2: Integrierte Produktdatenverarbeitung
    • Band 3: Auftragsabwicklung
    • Band 4: Flexible Fertigung
    • Band 5: Produktionslogistik
    • Band 6: Kommunikations- und Datenbanktechnik
    • Band 7: Qualitätssicherung
    • Band 8: Flexible Montage
  • Milberg, J. (Hrsg.): Werkzeugmaschinen Grundlagen. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1992.
  • Milberg, J.; Reinhart, G. (Hrsg.): Unsere Stärken stärken - Der Weg zu Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Standortsicherung. mi Verlag. Landberg 1994.
  • Milberg, J.; Reinhart, G. (Hrsg.): Mit Schwung zum Aufschwung - Information, Inspiration, Innovation. mi Verlag. Landberg 1997.
  • Milberg, J.; Schuh, G. (Hrsg.): Erfolg in Netzwerken. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 2002.

External links

  • Literature by and about Joachim Milberg in the German National Library catalogue
  • WHO'S WHO Online (German)
  • Munzinger (German)
  • ifp – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Milberg Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH & Co.KG


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  32. ^ BMW-Chefaufseher Milberg übernimmt Professur, manager magazin, 2. September 2010
  33. ^ Pressemitteilung der Uni Duisburg-Essen
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