Since August 2011, Dr. Tobias Abeln is responsible for technology and development. In April 2013, he was appointed as a member of the EOS Corporate Management team and CTO of EOS GmbH. Before joining EOS, Dr. Abeln held different management positions in internationally leading companies producing special machines and machining centers.
Dr. Ole Bröker
Head of Business Development & Sales, trinckle 3D GmbH
Dr. Ole Bröker is responsible for marketing, sales 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.
Vice President, XJet
In 1999, Avi Cohen joined the Stratasys Ltd after nearly seven years on the graduated University at Connecticut. he was in executive sales and marketing high management positions. currently VP at XJet. He has experience in the various additive manufacturing industries and is recognized as a technology leader known for strategic vision in bringing digital solutions in AM Arena.
Director Additive Design & Manufacturing, The LEGO Group
Ronen Hadar is the head of Additive Design & Manufacturing in The LEGO Group and is responsible for technical and business development. He holds a PhD from the University of Southern Denmark, where his main focus was the development of Digital Technologies (in particular Additive Manufacturing) for mass production.
Dr. habil. Wolfgang Hansal is Managing Director of Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH. Main focus of the company is the surface treatment of 3D printed metal parts called Hirtisation. Mr. Hansal invented as well this process as the two finishing moduls H3000 and H6000.
CEO & Co-Founder, Nanoscribe GmbH
Martin Hermatschweiler is co-founder and CEO of Nanoscribe GmbH since its incorporation in 2007. The physicist was voted Germany's 40 most talented entrepreneurs under the age of 40. Today, he leads the award-winning mid-sized company with more than 75 employees at locations in Karlsruhe, Shanghai and Boston.
Dr. Karsten Heuser
VP of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens AG
Dr. Heuser has been with Siemens for nearly 20 years in various management positions within Siemens businesses including Corporate Technology, OSRAM, Energy and is now the VP of Additive Manufacturing with a Competence Center in Siemens. Dr. Heuser has a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University Augsburg as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management from ESMT.
Coordinator Additive Manufacturing, Audi AG - Audi Sport GmbH
Waldemar Hirsch is responsible for 3D printing of jigs and fixtures at Audi Sport. He coordinates the 3D printing activities within the production of Audi AG. He is also responsible for the mechanical analysis in the production of Audi Sport and the innovation management for the production. Before the time of 3D printing, Waldemar studied automotive engineering in Cologne.
Martine Kempf is CEO of KEMPF in France and in the USA which adapt vehicles for drivers with handicap. Their main product is the digital accelerator ring Darios on the steering wheel for drivers who cannot use their legs. Using Additive Manufacturing and with the help of the company Igus GmbH, she was able to solve the challenge raised by flat bottomed steering wheel.
Dr. Burghardt Klöden
Group Leader Additive Manufacturing - EBM, Fraunhofer IFAM
Burghardt Klöden has been working at Fraunhofer IFAM for 13 years, 7 of them in the field of additive manufacturing. Since 2016 he has been group leader for the EBM technology and is also responsible for the topic "Powder for additive manufacturing".
Head of Additive Manufacturing, igus GmbH
Tom Krause is “Head of Additive Manufacturing” at igus GmbH since 2014, where custom parts made of bearing materials are produced by 3D printing. After completing his mechanical engineering studies and MBA studies, he initially devoted himself privately to the subject of 3D printing, which was quickly taken on as profession.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Mobility GmbH
Michael Kuczmik has more than 18 years experience in product development and manufacturing technologies. Since 2013 he is responsible for the AM Center of Competence within Siemens Mobility Customer Services. His experience includes service business, rail and AM know-how.
Head of Business Development, Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH
In my role as Head of Business Development I am in charge of ramping up our Additive Manufacturing Business, as well as the topic Digital Transformation. Before I could gain relevant industrie expirience in different roles and sectores. Starting from Startups, over big industry companies to family owned businesses.
Sales Director, HEFTER Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
For more than 25 years Mr. Dieter Leikermoser has been working in various areas at HEFTER Maschinenbau. From 2008 to 2014, he was the R&D manager responsible for the implementation of a wide range of customer projects in the B2B sector, from idea to series, and in 2010 established an AM machine for R&D support. For 5 years he has been responsible for the sales orientation.
Dr. Klaus Liedgens
Sachgebietsleiter Fahrzeugtechnik, Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Dr. Klaus Liedgens (55) studied mechanical engineering at the technical university of Brunswik. Since 1996 he belongs to the executive team of Hamburger Hochbahn, responsable for the train mechanics, and received his doctor´s degree in fractural mechanics of wheel set axles in 2008 at Clausthal University.
CEO, 3D Industrie GmbH
Johannes Lutz studied mechanical engineering / economics & management in Aalen and founded his company during his studies. From 10 years of entrepreneurial activity, he is more than 4 years in Additive Manufacturing. Today he helps machine builders and industrial companies to successfully implement 3D printing in the company. He is the author of the book 3D-Druck Profi-Wissen.
Dr. Simon Merkt-Schippers
Director Business Development Aviation & Aerospace, SLM Solutions Group AG
Simon Merkt-Schippers graduated as industrial engineer at University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany from 2005 - 2011. In 2015 he completed his PhD in Metal Additive Manufacturing at Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology. Since 2019, he works for SLM Solutions as Director Business Development for the aerospace and space industry.
Dr. Thomas Reiher
Director Generative Design, simufact engineering GmbH
Dr. Thomas Reiher received his PhD in 2018 at Paderborn University's DMRC for the geometry optimization of additive components. On this basis, he founded AMendate GmbH to develop software for industrial use. After Hexagon took over the company in 2019, Dr. Reiher was appointed Director Generative Design, where he took charge of further development at simufact engineering GmbH.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, TÜV SÜD PS GmbH
Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Gregor Reischle, MBA is the Head of Additive Manufacturing at TÜV SÜD. In addition to establishing 3D printing technologies in production, he is passionate about lived quality assurance in practice and lean entrepreneurship. Gregor has defined TUV SUD industrial AM strategy, and is leading the global AM Team of experts.
Managing Partner, Ampower GmbH
Matthias Schmidt-Lehr has successfully managed countless projects to introduce Additive Manufacturing in the industry. Prior to joining Ampower as Managing Partner, he built up a manufacturing service provider for metal Additive Manufacturing. His focus is on AM strategy, component screening, business model development, design optimization, training and education.
Prof. Dr. Christian Seidel
Head of AM, Fraunhofer IGCV
Stations: Professor for Manufacturing Technologies and AM at University of Applied Science Munich, since 09/19. Fraunhofer IGCV: Head of AM, since 03/18, Director Strategy and Institute Development (03/18-08/19), Head of Department (07/14-07/18). Chair ISO TC261,VDI 105.6. Educated at Technical University of Munich. Industry experience: MTU Aero Engine and Gebr. Heller.
Manager Sales EMEA, voxeljet AG
As Manager Sales EMEA, Matthias Steinbusch (born 1988) is responsible for system sales as well as leading the Sales Team EMEA and sales partners. He joined voxeljet AG in 2013 as a Team Member for customer service. In 2014 he transferred to operative system sales.
Prof. Dr. Brent Stucker
Director Additive Manufacturing, ANSYS Inc.
As Director of AM for ANSYS, Dr. Brent Stucker brings more than 25 years of Additive research experience to the world's leading simulation company. Prior to joining ANSYS he served as CEO of 3DSIM, LLC, Founding Chairman of ASTM F42, and Professor at the Univ. of Louisville, Utah State Univ., Univ. of Rhode Island and VTT Technical Research Center.
Dr. Stefan Tudyka
Director Business Development, ExOne GmbH
Herr Dr. Stefan Tudyka leitet das Business Development bei der ExOne GmbH seit März 2019. Davor war er in mittelständischen Unternehmen und Konzernen für den Aufbau und die Leitung globaler Vertriebsorganisationen tätig.
Dr. Boris UPHOFF
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Dr. Boris Uphoff focuses his practice on intellectual property, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has litigation experience in all major German courts and assists clients in cross-border disputes. Boris represents German and international clients in patent infringement litigation and in contentious matters relating to trademarks and unfair competition law. His practice also encompasses product liability and insurance law. Boris acts for international insurers, industrial clients and retailers, representing them in disputes relating to product defects and consumer claims. He advises clients, particularly from the automotive and electronics sectors, on product recalls and recourse actions against suppliers of defective parts.
Dr. Bart Van Der Schueren
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.
Manager Additive Technologies, Baker Hughes
Christoph Wangenheim studied Mechanical Engineering at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany and graduated in 2008. He began working on Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metallic components in 2012. Christoph spent two years in Houston, Texas, creating the first AM facility in BHGE and leading an international team of engineers, before moving back to Celle, Germany to start a new AM center with multiple AM machines and Technologies. Since 2016, he is responsible for Process and Materials Development, Design for Additive Manufacturing, as well as for the Supply Chain production of metallic and non-metallic components for the Drilling Services product line.
Application Expert, iGo3D GmbH
After a technical commercial apprenticeship, Woszidlo became part of the development team at renkforce. His affinity for technology became apparent early on. Woszidlo is Application Expert of the Business Solutions Team of iGo3D GmbH. Through the close cooperation with well-known customers from industry and commerce, Woszidlo has already built up a high reputation.