Pascal Pollet obtained a Master's in Electrical Engineering at Ghent University. After graduating, he worked as a researcher in optical systems and imaging algorithms at KU Leuven. After a few years he made the switch to the industry, where he worked in the engineering and production departments. Pascal Pollet currently works at Sirris, the knowledge center of the Belgian technology industry, as a researcher and consultant. He is thoroughly experienced in lean manufacturing and in Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM). He also supports enterprises in drawing up their technology strategy, in fine-tuning their business models and researches the possibilities of lean product development. He currently serves as the chairman of the QRM Institute.