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Gerhard Fischer
Head of BD Harbour Cranes


Gerhard L. Fischer graduated in 1987 with a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Electrical

Engineering from the University of Applied Science, Munich, Germany and visited

Arizona state University, USA on a Fulbright exchange.

Since 2008 Gerhard is with Siemens AG in the Cranes business segment in

Erlangen, Germany as head of sales for harbour cranes. He is member of IEEE Industry Applications

Society, the VDI working group B1 for cranes, the VDE DKE working group for

hoisting systems and vice-chairman of the PEMA committee for equipment design

and infrastructure.

In 1990 Gerhard joined Siemens AG in Erlangen, Germany to develop high

frequency and large-power converters. In 1995 he changed to sales/marketing of

variable speed drives followed in 1996 by a posting in Siemens´ Centre of

Competence in Singapore and Taiwan developing cranes business. From 2005 till

2008 he worked with Siemens in The Hague, Netherlands in a business

development function for harbour cranes.