University benefactor Roland Lacher
“There is no greater thing than to invest in young people”
INTEGRITY AND STRONG LEADERSHIP
Singulus Technologies AG was the twelfth company to be listed on the New Market on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt. And while many companies did not survive the stock market crash of 2001, Roland Lacher, as CEO, steered the company unerringly through the crisis. For Roland Lacher, creativity, expertise, personal integrity and leadership are among the most important factors of success. He himself likes responsibility and the pressure of decision-making, and he appreciates being able to decide on the conceptual direction his company takes.
DONATIONS AS INVESTMENTS IN THE FUTURE
“Our country needs the best minds in science and technology in order to continue to be successful internationally in the future. For example, how does industry intend to master the digital challenge of Industry 4.0, if not with young graduates from excellent universities such as TUM?” the entrepreneur asks.
Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1968
Roland Lacher studied Mechanical Engineering at TUM. After working for other companies, he founded Singulus Technologies and developed it into the world market leader for machines for the production of CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. The opera lover is the founder of the TUM University Foundation and, together with his wife, Uta Lacher, has donated a seven-figure sum.
The Roland and Uta Laughing Fund supports young TUM researchers – to date, the Fund has supported 65 German scholars and awarded 7 postdoctoral fellowships. In October 2016, Roland and Uta Lacher were appointed as honorary senators of TUM for their continued patronage.