German Workshop-Speakers

Ingo Baumgardt (Leuze electronic)

Ingo Baumgardt studied precision engineering (mechatronics) and worked many years as developer and product manager. Since 2008, as Product Manager at Leuze electronic, he is responsible for the Product Center Measuring Sensor and is a active member of the IO-Link Marketing Working Group and the IO-Link
Steering Committee.

Michael Bozek (Pepperl+Fuchs)

Michael Bozek started to work for Pepperl+Fuchs in 2008 as a strategic Product Manager. Since 2015 he is Business Development Manager for Industrie 4.0 and developing concepts to link classical automation components with information technologies. Within the IO-Link community he is member of the marketing-group.

Dr. Elmar Büchler (Balluff GmbH)

Dr. Büchler is Head of the IO-Link Marketing Working Group. At Balluff he is responsible for the strategic marketing of the Areas factory automation and IO-Link.


Jens Hauffe (Siemens AG)

As product Manager at Siemens Jens Hauffe is responsible for decentralized periphery SIMATIC ET200 for protection class IP65/67. Since 2009 Jens Hauffe is participating in the IO-Link Marketing Working Group.

Peter Kamp (SICK AG)

After studying Mechatronics, Peter Kamp worked as development and application engineer for different companies in automation industry since 1994. In 2005 he joined the SICK AG and since 2013 Head of Central Unit Industrial Software in Central Department Research and Development.

Stephan Langer (Balluff GmbH)

For more than 20 years active in the field of industrial Automation, including technical training and service for PLC systems as well as sales, key account and business development of automation Systems. Since 2010 Product Manager at Balluff GmbH responsible for the product portfolio Industrial Networking with focus on IO-Link.

René Neumann (Festo AG & Co. KG)

After completing his studies of electrical engineering, René Neumann worked as Project Manager for several enterprises in the field of factory automation and the energy sector, both nationally and internationally. Since 2015 he joined Festo AG & Co. KG working as Product Manager, being in charge of the IO-Link product portfolio 
                            and distributed IOs as well as topics concerning
                            Industrie 4.0.

Sai Seidel-Sridhavan (Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG)

Sai Seidel-Sridhavan works for Turck since 2012 and is being Product Marketing Manager since 2016 after four years working in the Product Management for Position and Proximity Sensors. Beside the Marketing Working Group he also represents Turck in the IO-Link Steering Comitee.

Peter Wienzek (ifm electronic gmbh)
After completing his studies in electrical engineering, Peter Wienzek worked at the development department of a major mechanical engineering company. Then, he changed to ifm group. Since 2013, he is responsible for the global launch of Industry 4.0 technologies, such as IO-Link, smart sensors and LineRecorder Software.