Pier Luigi Petrali
Pierluigi Petrali, in Whirlpool Europe since 1989, started his career in Information Technology, working at introduction in Whirlpool of CIM, MES and Fault Tolerant Networks. He then worked in innovation projects, contributing to the spread and growth of TRIZ methodology in Italy and Europe and to the development of product/process design support approaches. Currently coordinates manufacturing research and development activities for EMEA region. Directly involved as technical and main partner in more than 10 funded research projects under FP7 and H2020 program in the last five years, he’s currently working in definition and implementation of Whirlpool Industry 4.0 strategy.
He’s inventor of five patents and author several technical papers and public speech on TRIZ, Technology Forecasting, Manufacturing Quality, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.