Erich Meier is the creator and chief architect of the "Stages" process management system. Erich started working for Method Park in 2001 and helped major corporations all around the globe to develop new capabilities by improving their engineering and product development processes. Since 2007 he serves as Method Park's CTO being responsible for the global products business, technology vision and roadmap. Erich is a frequent speaker at conferences and executive events specializing in engineering process and product development transformations. Erich holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Erlangen, Germany.