Michael Arndt is Head of Product Development at Kramer-Werke GmbH. After studying mechanical engineering, he worked in engine development for the automotive industry, for 8 years. Then, he was Director of Low Power Range at MTU-Friedrichshafen GmbH, for 11 years. Today, he is responsible for the development of wheel loaders and telehandlers at Kramer Werke GmbH.
Project Manager 3D Printing, Deutsche Bahn AG
Stefanie Brickwede is passionate about the introduction of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG and responsible for the development and setting of the international network "Mobility goes Additive". The graduate economist started her career in the mobility sector in 1998 and worked in various project management and management positions.
Managing Director, SITECH Deutschland GmbH
After graduating in surveying, Frank Dahlhoff has been working in the sales of surveying solutions since 1990, specializing in construction machine controls and construction surveying systems since 1998 and became Managing Director of today's SITECH Deutschland GmbH in 2005.
Corporate Technology Manager, Ammann Group
Ammann is a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure. Anton Demarmels served as CTO and member of the executive committee from 2007 to 2016. As of 2017 he represents Ammann in international associations and acts as consultant to the CEO.
Managing Director Technology, DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH
Markus Egerer, since 1986 in the FM company, initially field service and site manager, since 1990 deputy managing director in the same company. Since 1995 in various positions in the DB Group. Commercial manager/authorized signatory of Bahnreinigung Berlin GmbH. From 2001 Managing Director of DB Services Nordost GmbH. From 2004 DB Fahrwegdienste GmbH and since April 2014 DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH.
Managing Director Production, Bauer Maschinen GmbH
Since 2011 René Gudjons acts as Managing Director/COO of BAUER Maschinen GmbH, responsible for global production, service business and technical documentation. As a trained engineer he started his career at AUDI, after that he worked for 10 years as Management Consultant with Deloitte.
Head of Product- and Project Management Fluid, Filtration Group GmbH
Christian Grajer joined MAHLE Industriefiltration in March 2012 as a project engineer in the PM automatic filter. Since April 2017 he has been responsible for product and project management fluid filtration at Filtration Group GmbH.
Klaus Graner studied mechanical engineering at the TU Darmstadt. He began his career at Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH. After holding management positions at Kühne BSB and Komatsu Mining Germany, he returned to the Liebherr Group in 2005. Since 2009, he has been a member of the management board of Liebherr-Components Biberach and is today responsible for drive system technology.
CEO, klarx GmbH
Matthias Handschuh is Co-Founder and CEO of klarx, an online platform for construction equipment rental that operates all over Germany. The former professional snowboard athlete studied economics in Innsbruck. He has 10 years of experience in e-commerce and digitalization.
CEO, CODESYS Group
Since 1994, CODESYS has established itself as the leading hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 automation software for developing and engineering controller applications. CODESYS-compatible controls can also be found in many construction machines, cranes, fork lift trucks and mining equipment.
General Manager Off-Highway Electronics Division, INTER CONTROL Hermann Köhler Elektrik GmbH & Co.KG
Alexander Holler studied Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering. At Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH he was responsible for the development, production and marketing of drive and control systems and later for the worldwide sales organization. Since 2010 he is in charge of the off-highway electronics division of INTER CONTROL.
Consulting Manager, SupplyOn AG
Arvid Holzwarth (MBA) is Manager Consulting at SupplyOn. He was a lecturer at universities in Reutlingen and Berlin for several years. After working in development and sales at Daimler, he was involved in digitization projects in the manufacturing industry at Accenture. Since 2008 he has been working for SupplyOn in project and account management as well as sales.
Head of Research & Development, GRAF-SYTECO GmbH & Co. KG
Rolf Isele studied physical technique and joined the company in 2017. He is manager of the R&D department. He is the expert for Functional Security as to European Standards at GRAF SYTECO GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer for control panels and control systems. Before he joined the company he was head of the construction department for a producer of constructional systems.
Managing Director, Kraemer Baumschinen GmbH
Theodor Käuper is Managing Director at Kraemer Baumaschinen in Germany. Following a degree in mechanical engineering Mr. Käuper played for more than 20 years a successful role in the Automotive Aftermarket and carried responsibility responsibility for various leadership positions at TÜV, Bosch, Hella, HGS and TecDoc. Since 2013 is Mr. Käuper responsible i.a. for the international Spare Parts.
Robert Michaelides Jr.
COO, Proemion GmbH
ROBERT MICHAELIDES Jr. is the COO of Proemion GmbH, a leading Telematics solutions provider for the off-highway market. Prior to joining Proemion, Robert was working as Head of Operations for a subsidiary company of Delivery Hero SE. Robert holds a Master's degree in Physics from University College London (UCL) which he completed in 2010.
CEO, Sany Europe GmbH
Martin Knoetgen holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. After several executive positions in the automotive and construction machinery industry, he has been Chief Executive Officer at Sany Europe GmbH since May 2017. In this position, he is responsible for sales, service and support of earthmoving products, logistics and port equipment and other Sany products in the region.
CEO, Wacker Neuson SE
Since September 2017, Mr. Martin Lehner has taken on the role of CEO of Wacker Neuson SE. Mr. Lehner was previously Deputy CEO and CTO of the group responsible for research and development, procurement, production and quality. Before the merger between Wacker and Neuson (2007), Mr. Lehner was already a member of the executive board of Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG.
Commercial Diector, LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG
Ralf Lüddemann holds an MBA in International Management Consulting from Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. After several management positions in the construction equipment industry, in January 2018 he was appointed as Commercial Director of LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG.
CEO, Rosenberger Telematics GmbH
Managing Director in various European industrial companies. Since 2011 co-owner and Managing Director of Rosenberger Telematics GmbH (formerly CEplus GmbH). Since 2015 strategic partnership with Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
Head of Industry 4.0, Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
Andreas Rohnfelder has a 25-year history in IT in the areas of high performance computing, global alliances, and data protection. Since 2017, he heads the Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence at Fujitsu. An essential focus of his work lies in the field of Digital Transformation based on IOT and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger
President Commercial Vehicles & Off-Road, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger obtained his PhD at the University of Dortmund in 1997. Since then, he has held several management positions within the Bosch Group. In January 2016, he was appointed President Commercial Vehicles & Off-Road at Robert Bosch GmbH.
Matthias Schmitt studied mechanical engineering at Karlsruher Institut for Technology. He works at Fraunhofer IGCV since 2017 and is responsible for the product developement and design for additive manufacturing. Beforehand he worked for Daimler and was in Singapore for MTU Friedrichshafen.
Senior Vice President, DEUTZ AG
Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp has been Senior Vice President Research & Development at DEUTZ AG since January 2015, prior to which he held various positions at FEV GmbH in Aachen, most recently as Managing Director. He received his doctorate from RWTH Aachen University on the subject of "Development of low-emission combustion processes for natural gas engines".
Dr. Felix Straßburger
Head of Productmanagement, GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH
After studying mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, Dr.-Ing. Felix Strassburger does his PhD at the Institute for Machine Elements and Machine Design of the RWTH in the field of hybridization of forklift trucks. Since 2013, he has been responsible for the research field off-highway drive technology at IME. Since 2017 he is head of product management at GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH.
Dr. Simon Thierfelder
Director R&D, Motorenfabrik Hatz
Dr.-Ing. Simon Thierfelder studied mechanical engineering at the technical university in munich and did his dissertation on the field of thermodynamics at the chair of combustion engines at the technical university in munich. After several positions at the Hatz company he is in charge for the R&D-department since november 2016.
CEO & Owner, Perpetual Mobile GmbH
Rodja Trappe studied computational visualistics in Koblenz and founded Perpetual Mobile GmbH near Münster in 2012. Besides app development for machine control for e.g. CLAAS and Adler work machines, he and his team have also been developing their own fully autonomous robot platform under the brand name "Zauberzeug" since 2013.
Vertriebsingenieur, GEFERTEC GmbH
Marcus Ortloff studierte Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen im Fachbereich Maschinenbau an der FH Starlsund. Bevor er 2016 als erster Vertriebsingeniuer zur GEFERTEC GmbH kam, war er in verschiednen Unternehmen im Bereich Marketing und Sales tätig.
CTO, ARADEX AG
The foundation of the company in 1989, after studying physics, was significantly motivated by the idea of making current research findings available for industrial applications. This claim is a cornerstone of ARADEX AG. As CTO, Mr. Vetter is significantly responsible for finding and evaluating technological solutions for electric drives.
Managing Director, PORR Equipment Services GmbH
Werner Zenz studied Industrial Engineering and Management after his education as a mechanical engineer. In 2001 he joined PORR AG and in 2008 took over the leadership of the group’s equipment management. In 2012, when all PORR’ equipment and fleet were outsourced to PORR Equipment Services, he was appointed managing director.
Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig
Professor for Purchasing and Supply Management, Bundeswehr University Munich
Prof. Dr. Michael Essig holds the Chair for Purchasing and Supply Management at Bundeswehr University Munich and is Co-Director of the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement as well as the Competence Network Performance Based Logistics.
Prof. Dr. Holger J. Schmidt
Professor for Business Management & Marketing, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Holger J. Schmidt holds a PhD from Leibniz Universität Hannover. He has more than 20 years of experience in the theory and practice of brand management. Since 2011 he is Professor for Management and Marketing at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. He is the author of numerous books and publications in scientific and managerial journals.
PROF. DR. MATTHIAS TOMENENDAL
Director Berlin Professional School, Berlin School of Economics and Law
PROF. DR. MATTHIAS TOMENENDAL is an expert on strategy and innovation. Prior to his academic career as a professor for management and consulting at Berlin School of Economics and Law he worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group for more than a decade. His current research centers around digital leadership, organizational identity, gazelles and clusters.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis
Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin School of Economics and Law
Alexander studied Factory Planning, Logistics and Strategic Management. His PhD dealt with Lean value creation. He has 20 years of global experience in factory planning, restructuring, operations improvement and supply chain consulting. Since 2012 he is Professor for Supply Chain & Operations Management at the HWR Berlin where he researches Digital Supply Chain Excellence.
Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner
Professor for Supply Chain Management, ETH Zürich
Stephan M. Wagner is Professor and holds the Chair of Logistics Management at ETH Zurich. Prior, he worked for an international top-management consulting firm and as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group. His general interests lie in the areas of purchasing and supply management, logistics, supply chain management, innovation, and digitalization.
Business Unit Manager Commercial Vehicles and Engines, Witzenmann GmbH
Wolfang Weinbrechts is leading the Commercial Vehicles & Engines Div. for sales and Engineering at Witzenmann. After finishing his studies of mechanical enginering at University of Karlsruhe he worked in different functions and positions within Witzenmann. Since 2006 he is responsible for the CV market worlwide within the Witzenmann Group.