Speakers – Düsseldorf 2018
Head of Project CSP 3D-Druck Daimler Buses
Ralf Anderhofstadt is speaker of the following session:
Director and Partner
Kristian Arntz studied Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology at the RWTH Aachen University, majoring in Production Technology. He worked as scientist in the Process Technology department at Fraunhofer IPT from 2003 to 2009 and became head of the „Tool and Die Making“ business unit in 2005. Since April 2009, Kristian Arntz has been chief engineer of the department „Laser Material Processing“ at Fraunhofer IPT. He is Technical Director and Associate of the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie GmbH and Managing Director of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH.
Kristian Arntz is speaker of the following session:
Frank Beckmann is speaker of the following session:
Manufacturing & Production planning Engineer
Lars Bognar is speaker of the following session:
Krause DiMaTec GmbH
2003-2008: Studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Paderborn
2009-2013: PhD in production system planning at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Paderborn
2014-today: Operations Manager at Krause-Biagosch
2015-today: Technical Director at Krause DiMaTec
Rinje Brandis is speaker of the following session:
Projektleiterin Konzernprojekt 3D Druck / Geschäftsführerin internationales 3D Druck Netzwerk "Mobility goes Additive"
Stefanie works for Deutsche Bahn and manages the project to introduce 3d printing within the corporate structure at the interface between procurement and maintenance. Until now more than 2,500 parts have already been printed of various materials. Passionately she builded up an international network “Mobility goes Additive” for additive manufacturing in mobility and logistics to support other companies to implement 3d printing for series production and to leverage this technology. The network has more than 55 member companies from various branches.
Head of 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing | Volkswagen Group Digitalization
Gero Corman is responsible for 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing in the Group Digitalization of the 12 automotive brands of Volkswagen AG.
He has a Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University. During his studies, he spent time at UC Berkeley and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he conducted research in the field of energy and resource efficiency of Additive Manufacturing technologies.
After graduating, he joined the Boston Consulting Group where he was a core member of BCG's Operations Center with a focus on Lean & Manufacturing. Later, he became BCG topic expert for 3D-Printing/AM.
Since the beginning of 2017, Gero Corman is part of the Digitalization team at the Volkswagen Group and leading the AM strategy. Working now on a strategic level, he still enjoys designing and printing ideas with his 3D-printer at home.
Gero Corman is speaker of the following session:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. With his team of researchers, he is actively pursuing the field of laser additive manufacturing, focusing on innovative design approaches, process development and new AM factory concepts.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is speaker of the following session:
Florian Feucht is speaker of the following session:
Mgr. Advanced Manufacturing R2
Steffen Fischer manages the Advanced Manufacturing team at John Deere for Europe located in Mannheim Germany. In this group he oversees advanced manufacturing topics such as additive manufacturing, lightweight materials manufacturing and robotics. He is responsible for developments and connection to research and business partners in the Region within the framework of the “Factory of the Future”. Prior to joining the team he held various positions at John Deere in operations at the Bruchsal Cab factory leading the assembly and quality teams, as well as serving within Manufacturing Engineering. Prior to John Deere Steffen spent 9 years in the thermoset plastic industry. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Science.
Steffen Fischer is speaker of the following session:
Sebastian Fluegel is speaker of the following session:
Dr. Pia Gausemeier
Strategy Production Technology
Dr. Pia Gausemeier is speaker of the following session:
Dr. Filip Geerts
Mr. Geerts is Secretary General of CECIMO since 2008. He is a professional in EU public and regulatory affairs with long-standing and extensive experience in the management of companies, national and EU trade associations. Mr. Geerts was previously Deputy Director for the largest Belgian association for the technological industry, FITCE. He was also public and regulatory affairs manager for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Secretary General for numerous European trade associations dealing with manufacturing and the engineering sector. A commercial engineer, Mr. Geerts obtained further degrees in EU economic policy, law as well as financial and business management from Insead Fontainebleau and Singapore, London School of Economics, Vlerick, College of Europe, The Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the Catholic University of Leuven.
Dietmar Geiser received his master’s in business administration from University of Mannheim. In 1999, he worked at SCHOTT GLAS as corporate strategy manager and then he became head of business development Asia. Later in 2005, he joined FREUDENBERG as a head of sales & application technology and later as director of Russia. Afterwards Mr. Geiser joined BASF SE in 2008, where he covered several senior functions (marketing, strategy, restructuring, and general mgmt.) for plastics related businesses. Currently, he is responsible for the BASF 3D printing materials strategy & partnering. He enjoys riesling and is a fishing-junky (carp and catfish).
Dietmar Geiser is speaker of the following sessions:
René Gurka is speaker of the following session:
Dr. Martin Holland
VP Strategy & Business Development
Dr. Martin Holland is speaker of the following session:
Mrs. Huxol graduated as a Master of Engineering at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University oAS. Before that, she worked for several years as Quality Manager at a polymer processing company. Since 2009 she is working as a scientific and teaching assistant at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University oAS.
Andrea Huxol is speaker of the following session:
Volker Junior began his „3D Printing“ career in 1995 when he started with EOS GmbH in Munich. After 3 years in sales he was appointed product manager for the EOSINT P plastic sintering product line. He held this position for almost 7 years. In 2005 he co-founded Junior & Tacke a consulting firm specialised in all aspects of the integration of 3D Printing Technologies into industry with the focus on end product manufacturing. In 2007 was appointed as one of the 25 most influential people in RP world wide by the tct magazine. In 2009 phoenix GmbH & Co. KG was founded to complement the consulting with engineering services bringing the 3D Printing advantages to live.
Volker Junior is speaker of the following session:
Geschäftsleitung Vertrieb & Prokurist
Joachim Kasemann is speaker of the following session:
Manager Process & Application Development
Harry Kleijnen drives the new applications development at Additive Industries. He translates Additive Industries customer’s industrial additive manufacturing requirements ranging from new materials to new applications and processes into new functionality of the MetalFAB1 system and integrated Additive World software platform.
In his former position at Philips Healthcare he was since 2006 responsible for the development of the powder bed laser fusion process for 3D printing of pure Tungsten material. This was combined with setting-up a large volume manufacturing facility covering the full additive manufacturing workflow for industrial series production of Tungsten products in a medical regulated environment.
Harry Kleijnen is speaker of the following session:
Dr. Eric Klemp
Eric Klemp, born 1966 in Flensburg, studied mechanical engineering at TU Clausthal, did his PhD at Institute of Mechanical Engineering at TU Clausthal. He was project leader at Bosch and Siemens household appliances later product architect at Rational AG and afterwards commercial director of the the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at University of Paderborn. Since 2016 Eric Klemp is COO at the voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH in Düsseldorf.
Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer
Raphael Koch is speaker of the following session:
Prof. Carolin Körner
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften
Prof. Carolin Körner is speaker of the following session:
Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld
Before joining the consulting business Bernhard worked as scientist at a research institute in the field of metal
forming and as a forging process engineer in the automotive industry followed by positions as plant and project manager.
In 2005 Bernhard joined a British technology consulting firm with focus on the manufacturing and automotive
industry and strong innovation and product development capabilities. Today he is partner at Roland Berger in the Competence Center “Engineered Products and High Tech”. Focus of his activities is again in the field of manufacturing technologies and production performance improvement. Key clients are the manufacturers of
long life cycle products such as energy generation equipment, aero-turbines, tool machines, heavy Diesel engines etc.
Focusing on this client group Bernhard analyzed the status and growth potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for metal structures and summarized the results in several studies, e.g. “Additive Manufacturing – next generation”. Bernhard and his team have supported various clients in developing their overall AM Strategy, their detailed AM Industrialization Strategy and in analyzing M&A and market opportunities. Further he is a production specialist for the topics Digitalization and Industrie 4.0, which are very closely linked to AM.
He graduated at the RWTH Aachen in production technology and prepared his Dr.-Ing. thesis in the field of metal
Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld is speaker of the following sessions:
Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Christian Lindemann has studied industrial engineering at the University of Paderborn with a focus on strategic production and innovation management. Afterwards he joined the chair for "Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning" as scientific staff from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch. Since 2010 he is strongly involved in the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn. One of his main research topics is the cost structure of Additive Manufacturing during the product lifecycle with the aim to increase the number of part candidates for the AM technology. Mr. Lindemann finished his phd thesis with the topic „Cost-Efficient Design and Planning for Additive Manufacturing“ in 2017. During his research he has participated in industry and EU-FP7 Framework projects as well as in projects of the European Space Agency (ESA). He is active in many AM networks and AM standardization activities. Following his time as scientific statt at the DMRC he was Research & Exploitation Manager before becoming the Managing Director of the DMRC. He is active in the fields of education in additive manufacturing in industry seminars and at the University of Paderborn.
Christian-Friedrich Lindemann is speaker of the following sessions:
Since 2017 Johannes Lohn is responsible for R&D at the PROTIQ GmbH - A Phoenix Contact Company. PROTIQ is a 3D printing service provider and web marketplace where users can upload and configure 3D models.
From 2013 until 2017 Mr. Lohn was a PhD scholarship holder of the "Phoenix Contact Stiftung" and worked as a scientific staff member at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn, Germany. During this time an experimental laser sintering system was built up to process new materials like PA6.
In 2013 he finished the masters program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn.
Johannes Lohn is speaker of the following session:
Product Manager Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Patrick Mehmert studied Techomathematics at the Technical University of Clausthal. He made his Ph.D. at the Institute for Welding and Machining about the numerical simulation of welding processes.
In his professional career he worked for over a decade in the field of simulation engineering services mainly for aerospace. He had several positions like project leader, team leader, plant manager and department director.
Since 2015 he is Product Manager Additive Manufacturing at simufact engineering GmbH in Hamburg.
Patrick Mehmert is speaker of the following session:
Klaus Mueller has about 28 years of experience as a senior executive in multibillion dollar aerospace firms and actively managing several multimillion projects during his tenure.
To date Klaus Mueller is CCO of Bionic Production GmbH and CEO of KMue Consult, a boutique consultancy for Additive Manufacturing printing advise, M&A activities ans strategy and market analysis. He is cooperating as Senior adivisory for ICF International and the Laserzentrum Nord, the leading Additive Manufacturing institute in Germany.
He was Senior Vice President Corporate Development at MTU Aero Engines, where he developed the strategy and headed all M&A activities of the corporate group. In his role, he was also responsible for business development in China and the Market Intelligence Group. For nearly 6 years he steered the long-term vision of MTU and developed the group to its excellent position of leadership in the aero engine market. During this assignment MTU grew from €2,5b to €3,7b revenue and signed agreements for many new programs of the next generation of jet engines with estimated sales of more than €50b during their program life.
Prior to joining MTU, he headed the Market Intelligence Group at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg, Germany. Klaus also served in the Business Development, Marketing, and Strategy functions. During his 20 years with LHT, Klaus led vital projects throughout a period where LHT sales increased from €1,5b to €3,9b. Klaus is an expert in both the OEM and MRO sectors of aerospace, and has deep functional expertise in marketing,strategy, technology and innovations. He serves on the advisory boards of Aviation Week Conferences and the Abu Dhabi Aviation Summit.
Klaus holds a Master of Business and Mechanical Engineering from TU Darmstadt. He is married and lives in Hamburg, Germany.
Klaus Müller is speaker of the following session:
Len is an operational Strategy consultant, with over 24 years' experience in engineering and consultancy. He specialised in the implementation of operational strategy. Furthermore he is an author of several articles on 3D printing's impact on the supply chain, and visiting speaker at leading Business Schools.
Len holds a MBA and B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from University of Southampton, and B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Durham
Len Pannett is speaker of the following session:
Professor Vasily Ploshikhin is a head of Airbus endowed Chair for Simulation and Engi-neering of Materials and Processes at University of Bremen (Germany) and chief executive officer of AMSIS GmbH, a start up in the field of numerical simulation of additive manufacturing. In his former position Mr. Ploshikhin was the head of department for Metallic Materials at the R&D company NMB GmbH in Bayreuth (Germany).
Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin is speaker of the following sessions:
Prof. Thierry Rayna
Professor of Innovation Management
Thierry Rayna, PhD, is a Professor of Innovation Management at the École Polytechnique (France) and fellow of CRG-i3 (Management Research Centre, Innovation Interdisciplinary Institute, CNRS). Beforehand, he spent ten years in the UK, where he held positions at Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, UCL, and the University of Cambridge. His research investigates the consequences of technological change and digitisation—in particular 3D printing—on strategies, business models and innovation ecosystems. He has served as an advisor for national and international organisations, as well as for industry leaders in the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and internet sectors. He also mentors start-ups.
Prof. Thierry Rayna is speaker of the following sessions:
Dr. Phil Reeves
Dr Phil Reeves is the Vice President of Consulting within Stratasys and leads the companies consulting activities. Phil has worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing for over 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM/3DP related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Phil founded leading AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015.
Dr. Phil Reeves is speaker of the following sessions:
Tobias Röhrich schloss im Jahr 2008 sein Studium der Werkstoffwissenschaften an der TU Berlin und arbeitete anschließend als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Fraunhofer PYCO. Seit Ende 2009 war er in gleicher Position am Fachgebiet Füge- und Beschichtungstechnik (FBT) am Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb der TU Berlin beschäftigt, seit März 2013 als Gruppenleiter. Als einer der Gründer ist Herr Röhrich seit 2015 Geschäftsführer der GEFERTEC GmbH.
Tobias Röhrich is speaker of the following session:
Sharon Rothschild, Product Manager at Massivit 3D printing (www.massivit3d.com) is a printing industry veteran, that for many years has been dealing with practical questions of developing new markets and applications, starting from the early days of digital printing.
New production means drive new possibilities. How can 3D technology impact your business, production, supply chain and creativity? Ms. Rothschild will share her insights and learnings. Ms. Rothschild combines a vast academic perspective of consumption with practical proposals for dealing with a changing world.
Sharon Rothschild is speaker of the following session:
Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum
Digital Additive Production
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum is Professor for Digital Additive Production at RWTH Aachen University. Besides this he leads the competence area “Additive Manufacturing and Functional Layers” at Fraunhofer ILT.
With more than 150 employees, this institutes focus on developing additive production process chains and making them available to the industry. These include the development of machines, the planning of AM factories, the development of design and data tools for additive manufacturing, as well as comprehensive consulting services ranging from component consulting all the way to business case assessment for the manufacturing industry. In addition, the researchers in the competence area develop additional laser processes and systems for surface treatment, such as thin film processing, heat treatment and polishing, etc.
Before his appointment at RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer ILT Mr. Schleifenbaum held several senior management positions and gained international experience with Air Liquide and the Phoenix Contact Group.
Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum is speaker of the following sessions:
Dr. Amit Singh
Dr. Amit Singh is working as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department and Adjunct Faculty at Materials Research Centre MNIT Jaipur. He is actively involved in 3D printing research such as 3D Printed Prosthetics, rapid tooling, proethteics.
Dr. Amit Singh is speaker of the following session:
Rein van der Mast
Revelator AM Design Paradigm
Van der Mast, a Dutch industrial design engineer, who started using 3DP in '96, is today the AM expert of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Before that he was manager Design & Engineering at Additive Industries. In 2013 he released the first additively manufactured, titanium fountain pen in the word.
Rein van der Mast is speaker of the following session:
Franz-Josef Villmer is a professor of Product Development, Innovation Management and Rapid Technologies at the OWL University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo, Germany. After studying Mechanical Engineering and obtaining his doctorate at Clausthal University of Technology, he served for many years in multi-national management positions and different industries, e.g. in mechanical and plant engineering, vehicle and service machinery manufacturing and the first tier vehicle supplier industry.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Villmer is speaker of the following session:
Eric Wycisk is co-founder and managing partner at Ampower GmbH & Co. KG, a consultancy for Additive Manufacturing. Ampower focuses on implementation and qualification of Additive Manufacturing for industrial applications, specializing on medical and aviation regulatory environments. In former affiliations as Chief Technical Officer and Key Account Manager he was responsible for the implementation and qualification of an additive serial production. Managing multiple projects concerning topology optimization and light weight design, process development and optimization as well as industrial implementation, Eric Wycisk has a deep understanding of the whole AM process chain for industrial applications. The research in his PhD thesis focused on fatigue properties of laser beam melted Ti-6Al-4V.
Dr.-Ing. Eric Wycisk is speaker of the following session:
Senior Vice President Central Europe
Nikolai Zaepernick is responsible for the business in Central Europe at EOS – the world market leader for industrial 3D printing. He joined EOS early 2011. Before he worked for Siemens in various operational functions for more than ten years, most recently as head of strategy for the Division ‘Drive Technologies’. During his time at Siemens he also managed business in the ‘Motion Control Solutions’ and ‘Automotive Plant Engineering’ area. The watch industry has been the starting point in his professional life, working for Cartier in Switzerland.
Nikolai is a mechanical engineer and holds a MBA degree.
Nikolai Zaepernick is speaker of the following session: