Prof. Franz Kraus, born in 1947, was appointed in September 2018 to the Supervisory Board of the ARRI Group in Munich, Germany, a globally active motion picture media technology company with around 1,500 employees worldwide. Previously, he had been a member of the Executive Board, responsible for research and development, since 2001. Franz Kraus joined ARRI in 1983 as Technical Director. Numerous management positions followed. Under his management, ARRI received nine awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding technical achievements, including the development of the ARRILASER film exposure system and the ALEXA digital camera system. In 2011, Franz Kraus was personally honored with an Academy Award of Merit, an Oscar statuette—the highest award in the film industry worldwide. In 2004, he was appointed Honorary Professor and Head of the Technology Department at the University of Television and Film (HFF) in Munich. Meanwhile, he has also been made Head of the Camera Department. In addition, Franz Kraus was appointed curator at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (ISS), the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) and a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Before joining ARRI, Franz Kraus worked as an engineer at Rohde & Schwarz and HHI in Germany and as a guest scientist at Bell Laboratories in the USA. He studied communications engineering in Regensburg, Germany.