Dr. Christian Baur has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Swisslog Group since February 2015. Among other things, he is responsible for Operational Excellence, M&A, quality and purchasing. In addition, since August 2015 he has been CEO of the Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division (WDS). From 2013 to July 2015 he was Head of Corporate Development and M&A at KUKA AG, Augsburg, Germany. Previously, he held leading positions in various companies including management consulting. Dr. Christian Baur studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and received a doctoral degree from the Technical University of Karlsruhe.