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New Chairman at VDMA Robotics + Automation

  • By Neil Martin
  • News

Wilfried Eberhardt (below), Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Advisory Board of KUKA AG in Augsburg, Germany, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association for a three-year term.

He succeeds Dr Norbert Stein, Managing Director of VITRONIC. At the Members’ Assembly of VDMA Robotics + Automation held in Wiesbaden recently, Dr Stein was honoured for his contributions and dedicated service to the industry for more than two decades.

“Our industry is on course to record growth. Robotics and automation are important topics for the future: We supply the technologies to make industrial production worldwide fit for tomorrow’s requirements”, Eberhardt stated in his inauguration address.

Frank Konrad, Chief Marketing Officer of HAHN Automation in Rheinböllen, Germany, has been elected Deputy Chairman.

The new Board consists of:

  • Wilfried Eberhardt (Chairman)
    Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Advisory Board, KUKA AG, Augsburg, Germany
  • Dr Heiko Frohn
    Chief Technology Officer, VITRONIC GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Dr Horst Heinol-Heikkinen
    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Asentics GmbH & Co. KG, Siegen, Germany
  • Dr Jürgen Hohnhaus
    General Manager Products, Güdel AG, Langenthal, Switzerland
  • Dr Klaus Kluger
    General Manager Central East Europe, Omron Electronics GmbH, Langenfeld, Germany
  • Frank Konrad (Deputy Chairman)
    Managing Director, HAHN Automation GmbH, Rheinböllen, Germany
  • Dr Dietmar Ley
    Chief Executive Officer, Basler AG, Ahrensburg, Germany
  • Dr Olaf Munkelt
    Managing Director, MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Cornelia Püschel
    Managing Partner, PÜSCHEL Automation GmbH & Co. KG, Lüdenscheid, Germany
  • Stefan Roßkopf
    President and CEO, teamtechnik Maschinen- und Anlagen GmbH, Freiberg, Germany
  • Helmut Schmid
    General Manager, Universal Robots (Germany) GmbH, München
  • Gottfried Schumacher
    Director Product Management Assembly, Bosch Rexroth AG, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Henrik Schunk
    Managing Partner and CEO, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen am Neckar
  • Volker Spanier
    Head of Factory Automation Division, EPSON Deutschland GmbH, Meerbusch, Germany
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