Holger Polanetzki is the Process Engineer of Surface Enhancement Processes at MTU Aero Engines. His tasks consist of the business and technology development of surface enhancement methods. Mr. Polanetzki is also the GE Certifying Agent for shot peening, dry blast and wet blast at MTU. He began working at MTU Aero Engines GmbH in 1986 in the department for chemical/electrochemical processes then transferred to the thermal spray coating group. In 2001, he started his work in surface enhancement processes. Mr. Polanetzki graduated from the Technical University of Berlin in 1986 with an engineering degree in metallurgy. He is a member of the DGM working group Mechanical Surface treatments (Germany), member of the shot peening sub-committee of AMEC SE, and an alternate user voting member of the NADCAP Nonconventional Machining and Surface Enhancement task group.
Mr. Polanetzki was awarded the Shot Peener of the Year Award at the 18th annual Shot Peening and Blast Cleaning Workshop in 2008.