Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel
Born 1958 in Bergisch Gladbach
Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel holds the Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at TU Dortmund University and is managing director at Fraunhofer-Institute of Material Flow and Logistics IML.
He studied Electrical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen and received his doctorate degree at the University of Witten/Herdecke.
Besides his work as scientist, Prof. ten Hompel also worked as entrepreneur.
In1988, he founded GamBit GmbH in Dortmund and was managing partner of the company that was mainly dealing with the development and realization of Warehouse-Management-Systems until he left in February 2000.