Prof. Dr. Michael Süß

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2015


Additive Manufacturing


Prof. Dr. Michael Süss was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of OC Oerlikon Corporation in 2015. From 2015 to 2016, he was also CEO of Georgsmarienhütte Holding. Prior to that, he was a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Energy Sector. From 2008 to 2011, he was CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of the Energy Sector, and a member of the Group Executive Management of Siemens AG Power Generation Group from October 2006 to December 2007. After holding various positions at BMW, IDRA Press S.p.A. and Porsche AG, Prof. Dr. Süss was appointed to the Managing Board of Mössner AG in 1999. Following Georg-Fischer Group’s takeover, he was named Chairman of the Managing Board of GF Mössner GmbH. From 2001 to 2006, he was COO at MTU Aero Engines. From May 2009 to July 2018, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Herrenknecht AG. Prof. Dr. Süss graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from TU Munich, Germany, and completed his doctorate in 1994 at the Institute for Industrial Science/Ergonomics at the University of Kassel (Dr. rer. pol.).


    • OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors (Apr. 2015 - present)
    • Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH, Georgsmarienhütte, Chief Executive Officer (Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2016)
    • Siemens AG, Member of the Managing Board and CEO of the Energy Sector (Apr. 2011 - Mai 2014)
    • MTU Aero Engines GmbH, Munich, Technology & COO, Managing Director, Production, Development, Procurement (2001 - 2006)
    • Mössner AG, München, Chairman, Production and Development (1999 - 2001)


    • Innovationspreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft - Siemens AG - Gas Turbine SGT5-8000H