Hans-Jürgen Warnecke (born April 2, 1934 in Braunschweig ; † March 20, 2019 ) was a German engineer , professor of industrial production and factory operations at the University of Stuttgart and head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart . From 1993 to 2002 he was President of the Fraunhofer Society in Munich and from 1995 to 1997 President of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in Düsseldorf .
Hans-Jürgen Warnecke studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig and then worked as a research engineer, senior engineer and head of the test field at the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology. In 1963 Warnecke was promoted to Dr.-Ing. PhD . Until 1970 he was employed for the planning and execution of factory buildings and production processes in the plants in Braunschweig , Uelzen , USA and Singapore for the Rollei-Werke Franke & Heidecke in Braunschweig .
From 1971 to 1993 Warnecke was a full professor and holder of the chair for industrial production and factory operations at the University of Stuttgart and head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation (IPA). His main areas of work were corporate planning and control, automation, assembly, handling technology, maintenance, quality management, and measurement and sensor technology. In 1993 Warnecke retired .
From 1993 to 2002 he was President of the Fraunhofer Society. From 1995 to 1997 he was also President of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in Düsseldorf.
From 1993 to 2002 he was the testimonial of the company competition “Top 100 - The Most Innovative Companies in German Medium-Sized Enterprises” and editor of the accompanying book.
From 1996 to 2002 he was a member of the supervisory and control bodies (advisory board and board of trustees) of the non-profit Bertelsmann Foundation .
Hans-Jürgen Warnecke died in March 2019 after a long, serious illness.
honors and awards
Hans-Jürgen Warnecke received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Magdeburg , Ljubljana and Timișoara as well as an honorary professorship from the Jiaotong University in Shanghai and the University of Baotou . The Association of German Engineers awarded him the VDI Ring of Honor in 1977 and the VDI Badge of Honor in 1990. In 1993 the United States National Academy of Engineering accepted Warnecke as a foreign member. In 1997 he was awarded the Lower Saxony Order of Merit , in 1998 the Medal of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg and in 2004 the Bavarian Order of Merit. In 2000 he received the Grashof Memorial Medal from the Association of German Engineers and in 2002 he was awarded the Ring of Honor of the Eduard Rhein Foundation .
- The fractal factory . Rowohlt, Reinbek 1996, ISBN 3-499-19708-1 .
- (with Manfred Hüser): Revolution in corporate culture. Springer, Berlin 1993, ISBN 3-540-57196-5 .
- Ship propulsion, 5000 years of innovation. Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-7822-0908-7 .
- Literature by and about Hans-Jürgen Warnecke in the catalog of the German National Library
- Biographical information on Hans-Jürgen Warnecke ( memento from December 22, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) on karl-schlecht.de
- mourning for Hans-Jürgen Warnecke. Association of German Engineers , March 26, 2019, accessed on March 27, 2019 .
- Who are the people behind Top 100? Hans-Jürgen Warnecke: the beginnings. Compamedia, accessed May 15, 2020 .
- Bertelsmann Stiftung mourns Hans-Jürgen Warnecke. Bertelsmann Stiftung, March 28, 2019, accessed on May 15, 2020 (press release).
- Gisela Laalej: Former VDI President Hans-Jürgen Warnecke completed his 75th year . In: VDI news . April 3, 2009, ISSN 0042-1758 , p. 33 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German scientist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 2, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Braunschweig|
|DATE OF DEATH||20th March 2019|