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Konrad Farnbauer-Schmidt

  • Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.)
  • General Manager
  • KFS International
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Konrad's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 26Followers


After high school and army service I was studying engineering of Polymer Science at the University in Erlangen. I started my working career as design engineer for automotive plastic parts and assemblies. Most of my working live I was working in the field of human machine interface technology with adjacent field of polymers as R&D manager. In middle of 90ies I was adding the field of outsourcing in Asia (Taiwan) to my skills. Later I had to manage two teams in R&D field in Hungary and in Germany. Sales and technical consulting was my task after 2000. This brought me to the USA and finaly 2005 to China. Here I was beneath the director in R&D field also responsible as quality manager of a 300 people factory. I added skills in procurement and sourcing in China.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • Handbuch der Leiterplattentechnik Band 2: Neue Verfahren. Neue Technologien Erste Auflage 1991

    • Günther Herrmann
    • unter Mitarbeit von Tom Buck B

Professional experience

General Manager

KFS International

November 2009 - Present

Technology Director

TaiGer International

July 2008 - October 2009(a year)

Technology Director + QA manager

Printec HT

September 2005 - June 2008(3 years)

Sales and consultant


June 2003 - October 2005(2 years)

General manager


July 2000 - September 2005(5 years)

R&D manager

Freudenberg Mektec

September 1997 - April 2001(4 years)

R&D manager


May 1985 - August 1997(12 years)

Design ingenieur


March 1982 - April 1985(3 years)


Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.)

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

October 1976 - October 1981(5 years)


Gymnasium Lauf

September 1965 - June 1974(9 years)

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