Research Engineer Additive Manufacturing, Ford Werke GmbH
Lars Bognar studied mechanical engineering at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, majoring in design engineering. Since 2016 Lars Bognar is part of the team "Advanced Materials & Processes" of the division "Research & Advanced Engineering" in Aachen and is responsible for the division Plastics Applications of Additive Manufacturing. He has held this position full-time since 2018 after moving permanently to the Research & Advanced Engineering division.
Head of Business Development, trinckle 3D GmbH
Dr. Ole Bröker is responsible for marketing and business development at trinckle. He studied business administration in Germany and Sweden, received his PhD in B2B Marketing at the University of Münster before joining the young trinckle team in 2014.
Managing Director, Arcam CAD to Metal GmbH, a GE Additive company
Many years of experience in sales in the tool industry, automotive industry, special machine design and technical experience with machine tools. Two years of experience with powder bed systems in the AM industry and currently working as Managing Director for Arcam Arcam Cad to Metal GmbH, a GE Additive company.
CEO, 3yourmind GmbH
Aleksander Ciszek is CEO and co-founder of 3YOURMIND, a company that develops software for industrial 3D printing. He works directly with leading European and US companies to integrate smart manufacturing processes. He has grown the company to five locations around the world. Aleksander was selected as part of the “2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe” list.
Lawyer, Leupold Legal
Dr. Andreas Leupold is founding member and advisory board member of the 3D printing network Mobility goes Additive and member of the expert committee Additive Manufacturing convened by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology. In addition to providing legal advice to international companies, Dr. Andreas Leupold holds in-house workshops on legal issues relating to additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things, data protection and data rights in the digital supply chain. Dr. Andreas Leupold is listed in the Handelsblatt list of "Best Lawyers in Germany" and by Best Lawyers in the lawyer list for the legal areas of IT law, media law and litigation in Germany.
Head of Market Segment New 3D Technologies, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
Over the past 25 years, she had many responsibilities in the Application Department, and has been in charge of laser sintering powder development for more than 14 years. She also tracks new technologies in additive manufacturing and explores suitable materials for them. In her function as head of the Department of Strategic Innovation Projects, she investigated areas such as nano particles in polymers and the interactions between modified polymers and lasers.
Projectleader for Additive Manufacturing, Rolf Lenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH
Matthias Otte has been working for Rolf Lenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Ahrensburg since October 2016. Today, he works as a project manager and deals intensively with topics along the value-added chain of "3D printing".
Market Development 3D Printing Materials, Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG
Marcus Rechberger worked as a scientist in the Fraunhofer Society for 12 years. In 2007 he founded his own spin-off, which was transferred into Lehmann&Voss&Co. in 2012. Marcus Rechberger is responsible for global market development of materials for powder fusion processes. His projects are focusing on industrial AM mass production.
Product owner, grow GmbH Bosch Group
Nach Studium der Physik und Promotion in der Physikalischen Chemie der Uni Würzburg startete ich im Jahr 2000 bei der Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart.
Nach diversen Aufgaben und Funktionen übernahm ich in 2015 die Leitung des neuen Wachstumsbereichs industrielle additive Kunststofffertigung, ab 2018 als Startup in der grow Plattform GmbH der Bosch Gruppe.
Group leader in the field of standardization and managing director of DIN Standards Committee for Materials Technology, DIN e.V.
For 10 years, Volker Seibicke has been responsible for the standardization of several specialist areas at DIN as group leader. In 2016 he took over and expanded the work in the field of additive manufacturing. His main focus is the consolidation of all additive manufacturing activities on a national level with the aim of representing German interests in the best possible way on an international level.
Bart joined Materialise in 1995, having obtained a PhD in Metal Selective Laser Sintering. Over the years, his dedication has overseen the growth of Materialise’s service bureau into one of Europe’s most prominent Additive Manufacturing facilities. Today, as Chief Technology Officer, Bart focuses on defining and executing the technogy road map of Materialise.
Teamleader 3D Printing, Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG
He has been a creative thought leader and consultant in 3D printing for 20 years. In 2015 he launched the international competition "3D Pioneers Challenge" and has been responsible for the "Innovation Lab - AM" at Würth Elektronik eiSos since 2018. With his networked creative view on innovations he leads Würth Elektronik eiSos into the future of 3D-printed electronics.
VP Head of Plant Varel / Bremen, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
Gerd Weber was appointed Head of Plant Premium AEROTEC´s Werk Varel / Bremen in 2013. Meanwhile he is responsible for all activities in the field of additive manufacturing within the organization. He joined the Airbus Group in 2003 and held numerous management positions in Engineering & Manufacturing.
Vice President Global Innovation, Schenker AG
Erik Wirsing has been with DB Schenker in various positions for more than 19 years and, in addition to various IT divisions, has also headed the Innovation Division for Schenker Deutschland AG since 2011. Since 2016 he has been responsible for the Innovation Division at DB Schenker Global and in this capacity reports to the CDO of Schenker AG as Vice President Global Innovation.