Keynote Speaker

Hans J. Langer

EOS GROUP, Germany

Dr. Hans J. Langer is the CEO & Chairman of the EOS GROUP, a family owned business. He is in charge of the strategic alignment of the EOS GROUP of companies. The Langer family maintains a dynamic network of partner companies and promising start-ups, and its holding company now comprises more than 20 companies, including SCANLAB. With their AM Ventures Holding he is supporting promising start-ups in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

In 1989, Dr. Hans J. Langer founded EOS, with the vision to produce three-dimensional objects directly from CAD data, using laser technology. With a pioneering spirit and an in depth knowledge of market requirements, Dr. Langer expanded the company into an independent and world-leading manufacturer of high-end solutions in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). EOS is globally established and meanwhile has a worldwide staff of more than 1,400. Sustainability, social responsibility and the spirit of innovation are the cornerstones and the driving forces behind its entrepreneurial activities.

Dr. Langer is a laureate of the Bavarian State Medal (2008) and besides some international awards received the German Innovation Prize (2007), the Game Changer Award (2015) and the German Leadership Award (2019).

Prior to the founding of EOS, Dr. Langer was active in research at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, and Managing Director at General Scanning. He studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich and was awarded a PhD in Laser Technology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 1980.

In his spare time, Dr. Langer is a passionate glider pilot and a lover of classical music. He is married and lives near Munich.