Gintaras Vilda, Director of the Manufacturing Innovation Valley
Gintaras is an engineer, a prophet of manufacturing innovations and an international innovation expert of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists. He has worked as Vice Minister of the Economy and Innovation, a director of the Lithuanian Association of Engineering Industry LINPRA, chairman of PI Intechcentras and a coordinator of the Lithuanian Plastics Cluster. Gintaras has represented Lithuania in the Manufuture Technology Platform of the European Union, the European Factories of the Future Research Association EFFRA, ORGALIM, representing Europe’s technology industries, the Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based Industries CEEMET, and thus he has accumulated extensive experience of international representation. He is also among the pioneers of the movement Industry 4.0 in Lithuania, a member of the Coordination Working Group of the platform Industry 4.0 and he has experience in the energy sector.