Senior Vice President, Schaeffler AG
Mr. Arnet studied Mechanical Engineering at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. His first contact to Additive Manufacturing was in the 90's when he worked as a research assistant at the LFT. He applies these technologies now for almost 20 years within the Schaeffler Group. He is responsible for the company's network of tool and prototype centers.
Group Leader Additive Manufacturing, Fraunhofer IFAM
Claus Aumund-Kopp started working for Fraunhofer IFAM in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience in product development and material processes – especially in AM.
Presently, he is responsible for the development of new processes and materials for Laser Beam Melting and Binder Jetting as well as for analyses of powder behaviour and quality for those processes.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, University of Bayreuth - Institute of Environmental Production Engineering
Mr. Christian Bay studied Energy Science and Technology at the University of Kempten and the University of Bayreuth. In 2016 he founded the department "Additive Manufacturing" at the Chair of Environmentally Friendly Production Technology. In 2017 he was appointed to the academic council for the strategic further development of the topic of additive manufacturing at the University of Bayreuth.
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.
Professor of Procurement and Logistics, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Elmar Bräkling has been teaching and conducting research at the HS Koblenz for more than 9 years in procurement and logistics. He focuses on Industry 4.0 and digitization. He draws on more than 10 years of industrial management experience mainly in the automotive industry. He was most recently head of the International Procurement Services / Consulting & Engineering division at Daimler AG. Today, Professor Bräkling is also managing partner of PIP - Power in Procurement GmbH and Of-Counsel of the international patent law firm Schneiders & Behrendt.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, Deutsche Bahn AG & Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Stefanie Brickwede is passionately responsible for the introduction of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG and is building up an international, neutral network "Mobility goes Additive". The graduate economist started her career in the mobility sector in 1998 and held various project management and leadership positions.
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.
Direct Sales Manager, 3D Systems GmbH
Frank Cremer finished the business school and commercial graduation. His focus was all time international sales management activities in various companies like Thyssen, EniChem and DSM. Since 1998-today – 3D Systems as Regional Sales Director DACH, Channel Manager, Sales Manager. Between 2015-2016 at Kegelmann Manufacturing GmbH as Managing Director.
Head of Technology, AMEXCI
Since her first encounter with a 3D printer in 2010, Greta has collaborated with designers, received a PhD in AM in 2016, trained hundreds of engineers and helped numerous companies developing AM strategies. Over the years, she has built more 3D printers than she can count, including a food printer in collaboration with MIT. She is now Head of Technology at AMEXCI.
graduate speaker educator, Dorenburg
Having attained a Diploma in Speech Arts and Speech Training at Stuttgart's State University of Performing Arts, Simone has over 20 years experience in training executives, singers and newsreaders how to use their voice effectively and to speak in a convincing and confident manner. She is also a TV documentary narrator.
Senior Manager, MTU Aero Engines AG
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel is heading the Additive Manufacturing Technology group at MTU Aero Engines.
Educated at the Technical University of Munich he obtained his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. After two years at Daimler Research & Technology he joined MTU in 2000.
Technical Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Arvid Eirich has been a member of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) Group since 2013 and has participated in various innovation projects. Since DB took its first steps towards 3D printing, he has been a member of the corporate project "3D Printing at DB". In this project he co-built the international network "Mobility goes Additive" and took over the technical direction.
Full 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.
Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies IAPT
The Fraunhofer IAPT is one of the leading institutions in the field of additive production with a research focus on design, process, factory and digitization. The focus is on the industrialization of additive technologies and the associated technology transfer in order to enable completely new and resource-efficient products. With more than 100 employees, the Fraunhofer IAPT develops customized and competitive solutions for the additive future of industry.
Chairman of the Management Board, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH
Uwe Fresenborg studied mechanical engineering (aeronautical engineering). After 22 years of professional experience in the aviation industry in the fields of R&D and program management, Uwe Fresenborg joined DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH in 2011 and became CEO.
Global Head of Business Development, SLM Solutions Group AG
Since May 2015, Ralf Frohwerk is in charge of the Global Business Development Team at SLM Solutions.
SLM Solutions, headquartered in Luebeck, Germany, is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, also commonly referred to as "metal 3D printing".
Prior to joining SLM Solutions Ralf Frohwerk spend more than 25 years in the automotive industry.
CTO, Wabtec Corporation
Ralph Fuerderer is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Wabtec Corporation. He has global responsibility for Product Development and Innovation. He received his PhD from the WHU Koblenz and the Graduate School of Business/University of Chicago in 1998.
Member of the Board, Bionic Production AG
Dr.-Ing. Grund studied industrial engineering at the TU Kaiserslautern and the TEC de Monterrey in Guadalajara. While working for Bain & Company for nine years, she earned her doctorate at the Institute for Laser and Systems Engineering at the TU Hamburg-Harburg on the implementation of coating additive manufacturing processes.
Managing Director, BASF New Business GmbH
Since January 1, 2016 Volker Hammes is Managing Director of BASF New Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen. He is particularly responsible for Business Build-up of innovative material solutions. Additionally, since September 1, 2017 he is Managing Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, Heidelberg. Volker Hammes serves on the Boards of BigRep GmbH, Essentium Inc, and Materialise NV.
Vice President Production Pilot Plant, BMW Group
Maximilian Hauk is responsible for the production of prototypes for BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. This includes the responsibility for the Additive Manufacturing Campus of the BMW Group.
He graduated from the Technical University of Munich in Mechanical Engineering and collected over 18 years of management in manufacturing experience in Germany, England and China.
VP of Additive Manufacturing Digital Factory, Siemens AG
Dr. Heuser has been working for almost 20 years in various management positions within Siemens such as Corporate Technology, OSRAM, Energy Technology and now as VP for Additive Manufacturing within the framework of a competence center at Siemens. Dr. Heuser holds a Dr. rer. nat. in Physics from the University of Augsburg and a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Management from ESMT.
Head of Special Materials, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Horst Hill is responsible for the Special Materials Division of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke since 2017. In this position he takes care for the production of powder metallurgical composite materials, medical alloys and metal powders tailored for the additive manufacturing. In 2012, he got his PhD-degree in the field of materials technology.
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.
Maanging Director, innos - Sperlich GmbH
As Managing Partner of innos-Sperlich GmbH, André Kaufung is motivated and responsible for several associations such as the BMWi Lightweighting Initiative or the OEM network CharIN, as well as other digitalization projects; all with a high level of interaction with additive manufacturing. He connects partner from industry, politics and research to pave the way for innovation.
Founder, Cellbricks GmbH
Lutz Kloke is the founder of Cellbricks. As part of his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin, he developed the Cellbricks' Bioprinting-technology. The team focuses on the production of cell cultures and tissues using for research applications and regenerative medicine.
Director Technology Innovation, adidas AG
Marco Kormann studied mechanical engineering and has been with adidas AG for 11 years. He is responsible for technology innovation, especially 3D printing and its implementation at the design, product and manufacturing levels. adidas is one of the first companies worldwide to produce and sell products using 3D printing on an industrial scale.
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.
CSO, Bionic Production AG
Lars Langhans has 17 years of professional experience as an engineer and in leading positions in the aerospace, mechanical engineering and automotive industries. Since 2017, he has been responsible for sales at Bionic Production AG as CSO.
CEO & Chairman, EOS Group
As CEO & Chairman of the EOS GROUP, Dr Hans J. Langer is responsible for the group's strategic orientation. It stands for an extensive network of partners and participations and supports promising start-ups. The core of the EOS GROUP is EOS GmbH, founded by Dr Langer in 1989, the world's leading technology provider in industrial 3D printing.
Business Development, LHUM
Marie Langer is 2nd generation of the owner family of EOS GROUP and AM Ventures. She studied psychology, gained several years of experience in leadership positions and since two years she is together with her brother, Uli Langer, in the process of taking over the group of companies.