Following apprenticeships as in the field of industrial chemistry and as locksmith, Michael Has
studied Physics. He received his Dr. from Regensburg University
and spent the first part of his career in industrial research in the Fogra Institute
in Munich, Germany. He took the initiative and founded the group which later became the International Color Consortium
– for who he served as their first Technical Secretary.
In his early career Dr. Has served on several advisory boards (such as of Linotype), held board positions e.g. at TAGA
and in start-up companies, was part of Scientific Advisory Boards. His scientific work on industry development led to numerous publications in the field of Color Management, Workflow Management, Market Development in the Printing Industry, and Digital Printing. For that, he was awarded a Mac World Award
and, with the ICC, he received the Seybold Award for Innovation
After joining Océ
, he held senior positions in R&D and worldwide portfolio planning, and in marketing.