German Workshop-Speakers

Sonja Armbruster (Pepperl+Fuchs)

Sonja Armbruster studied information technology at the university of applied in Mannheim. Since 2016 she is product manager within the company Pepperl+Fuchs. She is responsible for the field industrial communication. IO-Link is besides of other technologies one of her focus topics. Since 2018 she represents Pepperl+Fuchs within the
                            Marketing Working Group of the IO-Link community.

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)

Stephan Langer has been working in the field of industrial automation since 1993. In 2010, as Product Manager, he assumed responsibility for the Industrial Networking product portfolio with the main focus on IO-Link at Balluff GmbH. Since 2018, Stephan Langer, Director of Industry Portfolio, has been responsible for the automation systems
                            of Balluff GmbH for the Packaging,
                            Food & Beverage Industry.

René Neumann (Festo AG & Co. KG)

After studying electrical engineering, René Neumann worked as Project Manager for several national and international enterprises in the field of factory automation and the energy sector. In 2015 he joined Festo 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.

Wolfgang Wiedemann (Murrelektronik GmbH)

Head of Application Sales Consulting at Murrelektronik since 2012. Prior to that Wolfgang Wiedemann headed the electrical department in a machine tool factory. Besides of the IO-Link Marketing Working Group he is also acitve member in the WG PROFIsafe Marketing.

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.