German Workshop-Speakers

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.

Hansgeorg Haffelt (Baumer GmbH)
Hansgeorg Haffelt worked for many years as a product supervisor and product manager in the field of explosion protection. Since 2019 Hansgeorg Haffelt has been Product Market Manager at Baumer GmbH in Friedberg, Germany, responsible for the Sensor Solutions division (position, proximity and measuring sensors). 

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.

Svenja Klöß (Pepperl+Fuchs)

Svenja Klöß studied electrical engineering in Mannheim. She has been working at Pepperl+Fuchs since 2009 and since 2012 in Sales Germany, Division Factory Automation.
A special focus of her work is IO-Link as a technology including the associated products, as well as Industry 4.0.

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.

Yücel Tekinsoy (Leuze)
Yücel Tekinsoy studied Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalen University and UTS in Sydney. He has been product manager at Leuze electronic since 2015, where he is responsible for various product series in the field of binary switching and measuring sensors. IO-Link as a communication platform within the various sensor technology groups is one of his focus areas.

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.