Dr.-Ing. at WZL in RWTH-Aachen, Germany. Coordinator of the Advanced Manufacturing Nucleus (NUMA), Coordinator of the Research Group on Integrated Engineering (GEI). Faculty of the Industrial Engineering Department at the São Carlos Engineering School (EESC) of the São Paulo University (USP), Brazil. Visiting professor at WZL Aachen, Germany, research scholar at E-Business Competency Center of the University of Missouri, USA. Member of the design society. Advisor of 69 theses. More than 480 papers published. Consultant of many companies. His research interests include product development and innovation management, front-end of innovation (FEI), product-service system (PSS), servitization, business process innovation, product life-cycle management (PLM), design process modelling and business process management (BPM).