Frank Prekwinkel studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany and became head of the laboratory of wood and composite material manufacturing. He has conducted research in many fields including high speed machining, dust reduction, and computer-based manufacturing. In 1993 he founded imos AG to implement and standardize the object-oriented CAD/CAM technology for the furniture industry. Today, imos AG is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of information technology for furniture production and the supply industries. imos NET is now used by leading furniture producers, suppliers and their sales organizations to integrate their consumers and dealers into their business processes.