Dr. Norbert Stein elected chairman of VDMA Robotics + Automation

  • November 03, 2015
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November 3, 2015 – Dr. Norbert Stein, Managing Director of VITRONIC, Wiesbaden, Germany, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association for a three year term. Stein follows Hans-Dieter Baumtrog, Senior Vice President ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Winnenden, Germany, whose term of office ended after three years. At the Members’ Assembly of VDMA Robotics + Automation held in Frankfurt last Saturday, he was honored for his contributions and dedicated service of 25 years to the industry.

“Our sector is continuing its growth path. After achieving the 12 billion euro turnover threshold in the current year, we expect a further increase of 5% to 12.6 billion euros in 2016. Our technologies are in high demand worldwide”, Stein stated on the occasion of his inauguration.  Wilfried Eberhardt, Chief Marketing Officer of KUKA AG, Augsburg, Germany, has been elected Deputy Chairman of VDMA Robotics + Automation.  The new Board consists of:  Dr. Norbert Stein (Chairman) Managing Director of VITRONIC Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany

Wilfried Eberhardt (Deputy Chairman) Chief Marketing Officer of KUKA AG, Augsburg, Germany

Dr. Horst Heinol-Heikkinen Managing Director of Asentics GmbH & Co. KG, Siegen, Germany

Dr. Olaf Munkelt Managing Director of MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, Germany

Cornelia Püschel Managing Partner of PÜSCHEL Automation GmbH & Co. KG,  Lüdenscheid, Germany

Dr. Christian Ripperda Vice President/Technology Director of ISRA VISION AG, Darmstadt, Germany

Stefan Roßkopf President and CEO, teamtechnik Maschinen- und Anlagen GmbH,  Freiberg, Germany

Gottfried Schumacher Director Product Management Assembly Technology, Bosch Rexroth AG, Stuttgart, Germany

Volker Spanier Head of Factory Automation Division, EPSON Deutschland GmbH, Meerbusch, Germany

Michael Sträb Chairman of the Supervisory Board/President of Güdel Group AG, Langenthal, Switzerland

Dr. Michael Wenzel Senior Vice President, Reis Group Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Obernburg, Germany About VDMA Robotics + Automation:

The VDMA represents over 3,100 mainly small and medium size member companies in the engineering industry, making it one of the largest and most important industrial federations in Europe. VDMA Robotics + Automation forms an own association within the VDMA which unites more than 270 members: companies offering components and systems from the areas of robotics, integrated assembly solutions and machine vision. The objective of this industry-driven platform is to support the robotics and automation sector through a wide spectrum of activities and services. Current activities include statistics and market surveys, marketing services, standardization, public relations, future radar, trade fair policy, networking events and conferences. 

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