Director of PFI Hong Kong Ltd and PFI Fareast Ltd. Dr. Nickolaus holds a Doctor in Chemistry from Germany and has more than 40 years’ experience in production facilities across Asia. His expertise covers chemical management, identification of hazards and implementation of solutions at management and factory level. He also possesses the highest expertise on physical and chemical testing procedures.
For many years, Dr. Nickolaus was Director of PFI Germany. Now Director of PFI Hong Kong Ltd. and PFI Fareast Ltd., he founded the International Shoe Competence Center in Pirmasens (ISC) and Asia and has established testing, training and education centres in Asia. With four decades of experience in analytical testing and quality inspections of footwear, he has exceptional expertise in footwear, leather and synthetic technology and workmanship. He is a consultant for technical optimisation of production processes in factories, to achieve efficiency and the highest quality production.
Dr. Gerhard Nickolaus is a former lecturer in leather and shoe technology at the Kaiserslautern University. For many years, he has acted as Chairman of German, European and international standardisation commissions such as ISO and EN.