Michael Arnold, Ph.D.
Managing Director, PEER Group GmbH
Michael has been responsible for overseeing PEER Group’s European operations since the inception of the German office in 2003. He has also helped establish a strong services position in the global semiconductor manufacturing market. Michael’s semiconductor process knowledge – along with his ability to foster collaborative customer relationships and develop engineering talent – has contributed to his success in growing the services-based organization where customer satisfaction and creating innovative solutions are key. As a hands-on leader, Michael is the account manager for several of PEER Group’s top customers in Europe. He has served as a member of the SEMICON Europe technical program committee since 2009 and currently chairs the European chapter of the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Technology Community. In 2017, Silicon Saxony appointed Michael as a Board Member. Beyond semiconductor manufacturing, Michael has led his team’s expansion into adjacent markets leveraging their factory automation knowledge to solve a variety of manufacturing problems.
Prior to joining PEER Group, Michael was the operations manager of TRW’s European Manufacturing Solution Business Unit in Dresden, Germany, where he was also responsible for service delivery. Before this he worked for a variety of companies, developing product software solutions and implementing industrial vision systems and factory automation solutions for European productions sites.
Michael holds a Diploma degree in Physics and a Ph.D. from the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena.