Arri has named Dr. Raphael Kiesel as its new head of quality management. Based at the film technology company’s headquarters in Munich, Kiesel will convert customer requirements into products and services in an even more structured manner. With this position, Arri is placing even greater focus on the quality delivered to customers. Kiesel began January 1.
Dr. Matthias Erb, chairman of Arri’s executive board said, “Arri has stood for the highest quality in the film industry since 1917. These high-quality standards must be further advanced globally in all business and corporate areas. I wish Dr. Raphael Kiesel every success with this important task.”
Kiesel said, “I am very much looking forward to this exciting position and am well aware of Arri’s heritage and the responsibility that comes with it. Our goal is to further improve upon the quality of ARRI’s products and services and to offer customers the very best that is possible.”
Kiesel is an entrepreneurial thinker who possesses technical know-how combined with international experience. He successfully studied industrial engineering with a specialization in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University while also spending time abroad in the USA, France, and China. Subsequently, he worked in Germany as a research assistant in the production quality department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and for the past two years as head of the quality intelligence department at the Machine Tool Laboratory of RWTH Aachen University. During this time, he also completed an MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs in cooperation with Siemens.