About the author
Following practical training and a university course, Jürgen Arold embarked on his professional career as a project manager at an automation technology company. He acquired international know-how in production and development as a technical manager in mechanical engineering and long-standing R&D director. Setting up development locations in the Czech Republic and China ranks among his key experiences. Training for SixSigma Black-Belt and Lean Design Innovation supplemented his methodology skills. As Director R&D of Metabowerke GmbH he was responsible for the realignment of the development division, and increased the innovation rate by 50% by way of introducing lean principles. Jürgen Arold has been managing projects at Staufen AG for the realisation of Lean Development since 2010.