Anders Kinnander is professor of manufacturing systems at Chalmers. His research is directed towards methodologies for developing and analysing productivity potentials in manufacturing companies. He is also active in research regarding machining processes. Professor Kinnander is engaged in various company boards and associations, such as the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Before he got his chair he worked for ABB in ten years. Professor Kinnander is often engaged as speaker and has a leading roll in public debates concerning industrial questions.