Passion for mechanical
and plant engineering

Prof. Dr. h. c. Josef Gerstner is an expert in mechanical and plant engineering advising companies in terms of

  • Strategy and organization
  • Marketing
  • Sales

40 years of management responsibility are the basis for his successful consulting activity:

2007 – 2016
KTR Kupplungstechnik GmbH and F. Tacke GmbH, CEO
2005 – 2007
Accenture GmbH – Consultant for industry innovation
1996 – 2005
KSB AG, Chairman of the Board
1993 – 1996
General Manager of Siemens Schienenfahrzeug Gruppe/SFG (rail vehicle group) and Chairman of the Board of DUEWAG AG
1990 – 1993
Sales Manager of MWM AG Motorenwerke (engine plant) Mannheim
1974 – 1990
Management function with Renk AG / MAN group of companies

Prof. Gerstner was nominated for the German Industry’s Innovation Award several times. Gerstner has been a member of the executive board of VDMA (German engineering association) Frankfurt since 1996. In addition Gerstner has been a member of the board of directors of VMM (association of metal industry in Munsterland) since 2007 and works in various advisory boards.