Stefan Munsch, born 1960, studied mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Darmstadt. He then worked as a project engineer in chemical plant construction at Lurgi AG in Frankfurt am Main until 1993. After the sudden death of his father at the end of 1992, he took over the position of managing partner of MUNSCH Chemie-Pumpen GmbH and MUNSCH Kunststoffschweißtechnik GmbH in March 1993. Since 2003, his work has focused on lean management. He successfully implements lean transformation in mechanical engineering and successfully integrates Smart Factory approaches.