Operation Excellence – Manager, Manufacturing Research & Development, Whirlpool EMEA

Pierluigi Petrali

In Whirlpool EMEA since 1989, after a first experience in industrial automation as System and Network Manager and as Project Leader, he dedicated himself to topics of innovation and Product-Process Design support, defining and using processes based on methodologies such as TRIZ, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, Complexity Management, and contributing to the definition of the global process of New Product Introduction.

Afterward he moved his interests to Industrial Research coordinating for Whirlpool EMEA the participation to more than 15 European Funded Projects under FP7 and Horizon 2020 program on various topics such as Internet of Things, Technology Forecasting, Big Data, Edge Computing, Process Engineering, Cyber Physical System, Digital Platforms, Electro Magnetic Welding, Predictive Maintenance, Collaborative Robotics, and Zero Defect Manufacturing.

From 2016 onward he contributed to the strategic preparation of Whirlpool Manufacturing 2020 program, based on Industry 4.0 principles as member of the Global Steering Technical Committee and from 2019 he is in charge of I.40 Program Management for EMEA.

Currently he is involved in seven H2020 Projects (FAR-EDGE, NIMBLE, SERENA, UPTIME, BOOST4.0, ROSSINI, and QU4LITY) and in the KIC EIT Manufacturing.

He’s member of Advisory Board of Osservatorio Industria 4.0 of Politecnico Di Milano, member of Scientific Committee of MADE Competence Center, member of the working group “Research and Development” of American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, member of the Technical-Scientific Thematic Group on High Efficient Production systems of Italian Cluster “Fabbrica Intelligente”

He’s author and co-author of 4 patents and 14 scientific paper and he spoke in more than 30 national and international conferences.


Μαρία Σιορόκου, Τ: +30 210 661 7777, ext. 219, E: [email protected]

Μάξιμος Γιαννόπουλος, Τ: 210 6617777 (εσωτ.247), M:+ 30 6940 642327, E: [email protected]
Γιάννης Ελευθεριάδης, Τ: 210 6617777 (εσωτ.251), M: +30 6945 328 071, Ε: [email protected]

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Αγγελική Πετροπούλου, Τ: 210 6617777 (ext: 235), Κιν: 6977018852 E: [email protected]

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