Head of Optimization Solutions
Voith Digital Solutions GmbH
Matthias W. Schmitt graduated from the Technical University Darmstadt (Germany) as a Chemist. In 1996, he finished his thesis at the German Plastic Institute (DKI) in Darmstadt and received his doctorate in polymer chemistry. Matthias has been affiliated with the paper and related industries since 1996. He started his technical career in 1996 with Heimbach as Head of Laboratory. Between 2000 and 2003 he worked as a process consultant with PTS and the PTC AG mainly in the papermaking process optimization.
Matthias joined Voith in 2003 as Head of Basic Research and Materials for the paper machine clothing business. Currently he holds the position of Head of Optimization Solutions in Voith Digital Solutions and is responsible for execution of Papermaking 4.0 customer projects.