|AIM Summit 2017 | Speakers|
AIM Summit 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany | 13 March 2017
* Speakers subject to change as agenda is finalized. *
H. Sprague Ackley
Chair, AIM Technical Symbology Commitee
Mr. Ackley works for Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions on AIDC technology projects and is the named inventor on many bar code and RFID patents. He has extensive experience in standards development and is a member of the board of directors of AIM. Mr. Ackley participates on the bar code and RFID technology committees of ISO, GS1, and AIM and has supported application standards development groups in the Automotive, Healthcare, Electronics, and Material Handling industries. Mr. Ackley is a recipient of the AIM Dilling Award, the AIAG Outstanding Achievement Award and the IEC 1906 Award and was inducted as a charter member of the AIDC100. Mr. Ackley’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and a Masters degree in Physics from Stonybrook University.
Innovation & Technology Management
Dominik Boesl has been responsible for Innovation and Technology Management at KUKA since he first joined KUKA Laboratories as Head of Corporate Strategy and Member of the Board in 2011. In 2012, he became Corporate Innovation Manager at KUKA AG. His responsibility for innovation and evangelism efforts spans the entire KUKA group. Dominik graduated with a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Augsburg and an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his career, he has constantly been lecturing at different universities, e.g. Munich Technical University (TUM), and is an author of technical and scientific publications.
President, Evanhoe & Associates
Chuck Evanhoe, AIM Inc.’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, founded Evanhoe & Associates, Inc. in 1996 as a provider of information technology (IT), automatic identification technologies (AIT), and automatic identification and data collection & capture (AIDC) solutions. He has been personally responsible for developing relationships with several major customers, including the U.S. Air Force, CitiGroup, Goodrich Corporation, BJC Health Systems, Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Lexmark, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Gardens Alive/Spring Hill Nurseries, US Army, Frito Lay, Cargill, and Appleton Papers.
Robert BOSCH Start-Up GmbH
Peter Guse joined Bosch in 1993 with a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Magdeburg University and later became the Logistics Manager of a Bosch plant in Germany. From 1999 to 2001 he experienced setting up a company from scratch leading manufacturing and logistics in a green field plant for gear boxes that is part of Magna Powertrain today. Since 2001 Peter Guse held several positions in manufacturing engineering, logistics and product engineering at different Bosch divisions in and outside Germany. In 2009 he joined Bosch’s Research and Advance Engineering Sector as Innovation Manager where he also co-developed the concept of the Bosch Start-up Platform. As a founding CEO of the Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH he is responsible for its internal and external platform functions since 2013.
Director Sales & Service
NOVEXX Solutions GmbH
Juergen has more than 30 years of experience. He’s worked for numerous international companies including Psion GmbH. He has a Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur (Graduate Industrial Engineer) and has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Regensburg.
Sr. Director Manufacturing Solutions
Herbert Hohmann is the Senior Director of Manufacturing Solutions at Omni-ID, based in Germany.
With over 30 years’ experience in providing automation and Auto ID solutions for the manufacturing industry, Mr. Hohmann has implemented solutions to improve production automation and production logistics in a number of factories around the globe including Daimler, Ford, and others.
From PLC and MES solutions to utilizing Auto ID to improve the manufacturing and assembly process, to RTLS solutions for different use cases from Finished Vehicle Logistics to WIP tracking and locating, Mr. Hohmann has an extensive record of success in development and implementation of manufacturing solutions. Herbert Hohmann holds an Engineering Degree from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Friedberg, Germany and has previously led teams at Rockwell Automation and Identec solutions.
DI Josef Preishuber-Pflügl
EVP, CTO, Business Manager RFID+RFcomm
CISC Semiconductor GmbH
Starting on 125 kHz reader concepts Josef Preishuber-Pflügl got involved in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in 1995 in his master thesis when finishing the Graz University of Technology in Austria with the degree of a Diplomingineur (Master of Science) in Telematik (Telecommunications and Informatics). He worked in several areas of RFID engineering and product management for system design, reader and tag development covering all frequencies of passive RFID at Philips Semiconductors Gratkorn, Austria. In particular this was the development of a fully integrated 125 kHz reader ASIC based on his demodulator patent, as well as the first worldwide fully integrated 13.56 MHz reader ASIC. He is active participant in RFID standardization since 2000 in several standardization groups in the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 and GS1 EPCglobal area. Currently, he is convener of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 WG4/SG6 for RFID performance+conformance, which is responsible for ISO/IEC 18046 and ISO/IEC 18047, convener of the Austrian standardization groups responsible for Information technology and AIDC+RFID.
Strategic Development Manager
In 1984 Lars Thuring started as a programmer at ECUPAN AB, a Swedish manufacturer of thermal printers and the first in Europe. During this time 150+ customer projects passed his desk, including those of a major customer in Germany. Over the following years, he advanced to Development Manager and was instrumental in building up a highly skilled development team, which continued extending the new system with features that were unique to the Logopak print and apply labellers at the time of their introduction. Under a new management, Lars changed to focus to strategic development in 2013 and is currently looking at new technologies and products, including for Industrie 4.0 and Internet-of-Things. He is also acting Product Manager Software.
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