Dr. Falk Schäfer began his career with KSB in 1994 as an industrial mechanic and spent the next two decades expanding his areas of expertise and growing with the company. Having received his Mechanical Engineering degree in 2002 from the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern, Germany, he went on to complete his PhD at the Institute of Fluid Machinery and Fluid Flow in 2007 while working as the Project Manager for Energy Efficiency of Pumping Systems with KSB Service GmbH in Frankenthal, Germany.
In 2009, Dr. Schäfer became the Head of the SES System Efficiency Services Department, working to increase business volume before becoming Vice President of Engineering Services in 2013. Dr. Schäfer’s areas of expertise include optimizing flow conditions for vertical pumping systems, performing pump audits, detecting early failure of multi-stage and axial flow pumps, analyzing pump failure, and conducting system optimization with regard to Total Life Cycle Cost (TCO).
While serving as the VP of Engineering Services, Dr. Schäfer took on the additional role in 2015 of Director of Pump Service and managed the KSB pump service center in Frankenthal, Germany.
In March 2018, Dr. Schäfer will assume his new role in the United States as Managing Director of KSB, Inc., which is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. With over two decades of experience, and having grown with the company, Dr. Schäfer is equipped to support the KSB mission for optimum reliability and maximized performance.