Andrzej Soldaty

Andrzej Soldaty has associated most of his professional career with the area of ​​industry automation. In the years 1986-1990, in charge of the Robotic Department at ROBRA “Chemoautomatyka”, he worked out  pilot applications of industrial robots in the chemical industry, and co-created a specialized manipulators for the plastics industry. The next 25 years he worked for the Festo concern, a supplier of solutions and components for industrial automation. During this period, he participated in the development of a number of applications and implementation of automation projects in various industry sectors. He participated in building and developing Festo in Poland, he also conducted international projects in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010-2015 he was the President of the  Board of Festo sp. z o.o.


In 2016, he created the “Initiative for Polish Industry 4.0” – a social movement that brings together representatives of industry, business and science.


In 2017-2019  he led the government project  at Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology  preparing measures supporting  transformation of   the Polish industry to  Industry 4.0 level.


In March 2019 he was nominated by Minister of  Entrepreneurship and Technology as the  President of the Board of Future Industry Platform Foundation.


Andrzej Soldaty has a technical education in the field of mechanics and automation, but also completed doctoral studies in economics at the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.