|March 11, 2019||Dialog with Mr. Löffler |
HR Manager International at Robert BOSCH
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|Feb. 20, 2019||Dialog with Mr. Helge Zurbrüggen |
Founder of the Digital Devotion Group KL
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|Nov. 06, 2018||Dialog with Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker |
Scientific Director & Head of Dept. Augmented Vision of DFKI
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|July 10, 2018||Dialog with Dr. Kauth & Mrs. Frenzel |
Managing Director & Director HR of General Dynamics European Land Systems Germany
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|April 11, 2018||Dialog with Dr. Christian Salzig |
Responsible for Mathematical Modeling at Fraunhofer ITWM
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|March 07, 2018||PDF & Pics|
|Feb. 06, 2018||Dialog with Mr. Kai S. Utzinger |
CSO of the Digital Devotion Group GmbH
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|May 08, 2017||Dialog with Prof. Peter Pickel |
Deputy Director of the John Deere European Technology Innovation Center Kaiserslautern
|April 10, 2017||Dialog with Prof. Dr. Helmut Schmidt |
President of TU Kaiserslautern
April 3, 2017
|Dialog with Prof. Dieter Rombach |
Director Business Development Fraunhofer IESE
|March 7, 2017||Dialog with Dr. Stefan Wess |
CEO of the Empolis Information Management GmbH
|Nov 10, 2016||Dialog with Peter Winternheimer |
Plant Manager of OPEL Kaiserslautern
|Sept 21, 2016||Dialog with Prof. Poetzsch-Heffter |
Vice President for Research & Technology of TU KL
|Sept 05, 2016||Dialog with Dr.Jörg Dörr |
Head of Division Information Systems at Fraunhofer IESE
|June 06, 2016||Dialog with Dr.Manfred Bobertag |
Managing Director of PMB Präzionsmaschinenbau Bobertag
|April 12, 2016||Dialog with Prof. Norbert Wehn |
The Vice President for Student & Academic Affairs & Head of the Microelectronic Systems Design Research Group of TU Kaiserslautern
|March 31, 2016||Dialog with Mr. Manfred Gellrich |
The Plant Manager of OPEL Kaiserslautern
|March 09, 2016||Dialog with Dr. Daniel Schneider |
Head of Dept. Quality Assurance of Embedded Systems at the Fraunhofer IESE
|Feb 22, 2016||Dialog with Dr.Becker |
Director Software Quality Assurance at the proAlpha Software GmbH
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The Manager Human Resources International of the Robert BOSCH GmbH:
About Mr. Hartwig Löffler:
About the Robert BOSCH GmbH:
The Founder of the Digital Devotion Group & Managing Director of the Digital Transformation Hub GmbH Kaiserslautern:
About Mr. Helge Zurbrüggen:
About the Digital Devotion Group (DDG):
The Scientific Director & Head of Department Augmented Vision at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
About Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker:
About the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
The Managing Director & Director HR of General Dynamics European Land Systems Germany GmbH:
About Dr. Kauth:
About Mrs. Frenzel:
About the General Dynamics European Land Systems Germany GmbH:
The Responsible for Mathematical Modeling of Fraunhofer ITWM (Dept "System Analysis Prognosys and Control")
About Dr. Christian Salzig:
About Fraunhofer ITWM:
The Division Manager Embedded Systems (acting) of Fraunhofer IESE
About Dr. Thomas Kuhn:
About Fraunhofer IESE:
The CSO & Partner of the Digital Devotion Group GmbH
About Mr. Kai S. Utzinger:
About the Digital Devotion Group GmbH - DDG:
The Sales Manager Export of the psb Intralogistics GmbH Pirmasens
About Mr. Kai-Uwe Kretschmann
About psb Intralogistics:
The Deputy Director of the John Deere European Technology Innovation Center KL
About Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Pickel:
About John Deere & its European Technology Innovation Center:
The President of TU Kaiserslautern
About Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Schmidt:
About TU Kaiserslautern:
The Director Business Development at Fraunhofer IESE
About Prof. Dr. Rombach:
About Fraunhofer IESE:
About Dr. Stefan Wess:
About the Empolis Information Management:
About Mr. Peter Winternheimer:
About the Adam Opel AG:
About the Department of Computer Science of TU KL:
About Dr. Jörg Dörr:
About Fraunhofer IESE
About Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Wehn:
About EIT / EMS:
About Mr. Manfred Gellrich
About the Adam Opel AG:
About Dr. Daniel Schneider
About Fraunhofer IESE
About Dr. Ulrich Becker
After earning his PhD in Physics at TU Kaiserslautern, he started his professional career at the Institute for New Materials (INM), Saarbrücken with a Focus on Nonlinear Optical Effects in nanoscaled metal particles and optical). Thereafter he worked at the Alfatec-Pharma GmbH, Heidelberg, Production of Embedded Nanoscaled Pharmaceutical Products and at the University of Saarland asHead of technical services and maintainance of medical equipment. Since 1999, he is part of the proALPHA Business Solutions GmbH, and nowadays in the position of Head of Software Quality Assurance.
About proALPHA Software GmbH
About Hartwig Löffler
After graduating from the University of Hohenheim in Economics, Hartwig Loffler held different positions in the field of Human Resources such as Recruiter at MTU Aero Engines München, Team Leader HR at Daimler Chrysler (Stuttgart) and different HR Positions at Robert BOSCH LTD. (Stuttgart, Homburg, Leinfelden). Currently he is Senior Consultant HR Management at he division Power Tools at Robert Bosch Ltd.
About the Robert BOSCH Ltd.
Founded in 1886 by Robert Bosch, nowadays the Robert BOSCH Ltd. is a German multinational engineering and electronics company with Headquarters in Stuttgart, but Areas served worldwide, The main fields of competence are: Automotive parts, power tools, security Systems, home appliance
About Michael Weber
Senior Manager: Research & Development E/E & eDrive
After graduating from TU Kaiserslautern in Electrical Engineering, he started his career at Daimler in the field of E/E-Architecture. In 1995, he got Project leader of Torque-Control and three years later Manager of Transmission Systems Engineering. In 2001, Mr. Weber temporarily was part of the Technology Management of the Chrysler Group in the US. Back in Germany, in 2003, he continued his career at Daimler as Senior Manager Strategy and Senior Manager Vehicle Quality. Since 2010, Mr. Weber holds the position of Senior Manager Specification and Testing at the Daimler AG’s R&D Division.
About Friedrich Zapp
Manager Human Resources: CAReer the Top talent Program, Global Talent Acquisition & Development
Mr. Zapp, who earned his degree in Computer Science at TU Kaiserslautern started his professional career at ERNO Raumfahrttechnik GmbH, as Senior Software engineer in the field of space technology before joining the Daimler Benz AG in 1995 at its Virtual Reality Competence Center. During his career at the Daimler AG Stuttgart, he consequently held positions as IT-System Manager and CAReer Program Manager RD.
Currently he is performing the position of Manager Global Talent Acquisition & Development at the Human Resources Division, Daimler AG Stuttgart.
About Prof. Rupak Majumdar
About the Max Planck Insitute for Software Systems
About Prof. Ralf Korn
Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn studied Mathematics and Business Administration at the University of Mainz. He earned his PhD in 1993 and was promoted to professor in 1997. In between he conducted research at the Imperial College London. Since 1999, Prof. Dr. Korn has been professor for Mathematical Finance at the Department of Mathematics, TU Kaiserslautern. Furthermore, he has been spokes person of the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Center (CM) ², Head of the Department of Financial Mathematics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Technomathematics and Economathematic ITWM and since 2010 Managing Director at the European Institute for Quality Management actuarial methods and products EI-QFM (both located in Kaiserslautern).
About the Science Alliance Kaiserslautern e.V.
About Prof. Andreas Dengel
About German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Mr. Menser studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH). In 1998, he started his career at proALPHA as a Logistics Consultant and Project Manager where he was given the opportunity to work for its American subsidiary, proALPHA Software Corporation, in New Hampshire from 1999 to 2002. While changing desks between Germany and the U.S. over the next 12 years he climbed the career ladder at the same time becoming the CEO/Managing Director of proALPHA Software Corporation in November 2004. After having successfully lead the American proAPLHA company for 10 years and back in Kaiserslautern, Mr. Menser was made Head of the International Business Development group at proALPHA's location in Weilerbach in November 2014.
Mr. Winternheimer graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Kaiserslautern in 1995. In the same year, he started working at Opel's branch plant in Rüsselsheim in the position of Quality Assurance Engineer. In the following years he successfully climbed the career ladder to group leader and later even Manager of Quality Assurance. From 2006 on, Winternheimer gained more experience at other German Opel plants (Eisenbach and Bochum) and temporarily even worked abroad at Ellesmere Port in the UK, the most important production site of the Opel Astra-Series. Since 2011, he has been working at Opel-Kaiserslautern and now holds the position of the company's Plant Director. His long career at various Opel companies thus provided him with valuable leadership skills and professional expertise in quality assurance and management, which he can discuss with young students and graduates.
About Opel Kaiserslautern
The American computer scientist, Paul Francis (educated in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the USA and UK), dedicates his research to privacy in advertising and analytics, computer networks, overlay and P2P networks. Besides a previous career with jobs in various research institutes, he also was Chief Scientist of two Silicon Valley startups. For five years, Francis worked as Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. Since 2009, Paul Francis is Scientific Director active in research at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Here, he constantly helps to improve non-tracking analytics systems. In addition, he co-founded the startup company Aircloak, where he has helped create the world's first general-purpose anonymized statistical analytics service for industry. With more than 20 years of experience in academic and industrial computer science, Francis continuously makes innovative contributions to research on privacy issues related to online user tracking and turning them into practice.
Founded in 2004, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems strives to improve the Computer Science industry and has made progress in the research and development of complex software systems.
Cornelia Mast started off her career in the area of tax consultancy and later worked in various senior positions in industry. Demonstrating leadership qualities via high positions at Karl Otto Braun KG, Quinn Plastics GmbH, and the French Alstom corporation, Mast made her way to PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen AG in 2011 and since then has been a member of its senior management. During the time of the company's crisis, she succeeded in saving the company by selling it to a strategic Chinese investor. Mrs. Mast now leads PFAFF Industrial as Chairwoman of the Executive Board and is in charge of finance, personnel and production. Her recent projects include: strategy development and implementation as well as concept restructuring, which ultimately resulted in the establishment of a production facility in Taicang, China in 2014.
PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen AG is a traditional German leading brand in the automation engineering of sewing and heat-sealing processes. With more than 150 years of experience and innovation, PFAFF has a high recognition in national as well as international textile and leather-processing industries.
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Prof. Dr. Helmut Neunzert studied Mathematics and Physics at the LMU München. He worked at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) (1960-1972) - temporarily as Deputy Director of its Zentralinstitut für Angewandte Mathematik (ZAM). During this time, he earned a PhD, habilitation as well as a professorship in Applied Mathematics at RWTH Aachen. From 1974-2004, he taught as a professor of the Technomathematics Group at the University of Kaiserslautern. After founding the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in 1995, he was appointed Director of the Institute one year later. Since then, he has greatly contributed to its success - today he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and responsible for International Affairs. Belonging to one of the leading industrial mathematicians in Europe, Prof. Dr. Neunzert has received numerous awards in Germany and world-wide. From 2006 to 2012 he was one of the two Technology Ambassadors of Kaiserslautern.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) uses mathematics as a key technology to develop innovative impulses for practical purposes in the field of industry, technology, and economy.
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About the company:
In 1903 - during a time of great changes, novel ideas and new ways - Karl Otto Braun founded his company in Wolfstein and soon made it successful as a manufacturer of "Elastic Bandages". These days, KOB is global market leader in the field of elastic bandages and is responsible, within the group, for the production of medical textiles on three sites in Coimbatore/India, Qingdao/China and Wolfstein.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Liggesmeyer studied Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Data Technology at the University of Paderborn. He obtained his doctorate with honors from Ruhr University Bochum in 1992, where he also completed his habilitation thesis in 1999. Since 2004, he has been holding a chair in Software Engineering: Dependability in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern and has been director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE). Prof. Liggesmeyer is founder and speaker of the Fraunhofer Alliance Embedded Systems, whose current members belong to 13 different Fraunhofer Institutes.
Fraunhofer IESE is one of the worldwide leading research institutes in the area of software and systems engineering. Their projects provide good doctorate subjects. Graduates of computer science or related fields can qualify for a responsible position in industry in an application-oriented working environment.
Fraunhofer IESE is looking for excellent scientists to do applied research in
at all levels of qualification: students, scientists and post-docs. Photos of the event are online.
Mr. Klaus Schewe (Head HR Marketing and Strategic Recruiting): global career opportunities at Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Mr. Martin Haag, Plant Manager Roche Diagnostics GmbH Mannheim: Challenges of Leadership
As a pioneer in healthcare Roche Diagnostics is world leader in in‐vitro diagnostics, and supplies a wide range of diagnostic instruments and tests for rapid and reliable diseasedetection and monitoring. Roche is the world's leading supplier of prescription drugs forcancer treatment.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Pickel has been successful in both science and industry, working as a manager for RAILTEC/RABOTEC and VOEGELE before being appointed Professor for Agric. Engineering, Envir. Technology and Communal Machinery at the Univ. of Halle-Wittenberg. In 2003, he was appointed Dean of the Agric. Fclty. From 2007 – 2010 he was the Manager for Tractor Applications at John Deere Werke Mannheim. Since June 2010 is the Deputy Director John Deere European Technology and Innovation Center in Kaiserslautern.
John Deere is an American corporation and one of the leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery in the world. John Deere products include balers, combine harvesters, cotton harvesters, planters/seeders and tractors. The company is also a leading manufacturer of construction and forestry equipment. In total, John Deere employs approx. 60.000 people (2011) around the globe,
In April 2012, the “Wirtschaftswoche“ reported that John Deere is amongst the 50 most popular companies for young engineers seeking employment. At the “European Technology Innovation Center” in Kaiserslautern, John Deere develops manufacturer-independent system solutions for the agricultural engineering sector and conducts research in new technologies. Photos of the event are online.
Dr. Geiger has been working at Siemens in various functions since 1997. Currently, he works in the following areas:
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company and is organized into six main divisions: Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Equity Investments, Siemens IT Solutions, and Services and Siemens Financial Services (SFS). In fiscal 2011, which ended on September 30, 2011, revenue from continuing operations totalled €73.5 billion and net income from continuing operations €7.0 billion. At the end of September 2011, Siemens had around 360,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Photos of the event are online.
As a mechanical engineer, Mr. Ames worked in the fields of quality assurance, head of the production department of distribution pumps and is now head of the International Simultaneous Engineering Center where he is responsible for process chains for new products like pumps, injectors and rail.
As Business Partner Human Resources Mr. Hartwig Löffler is responsible for recruitment and trainee programs at Bosch in Homburg.
The Robert Bosch GmbH is a German multinational engineering and electronics company. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart in 1886 and is the world's largest supplier of automotive components. Bosch operates in over 60 countries around the globe. In fiscal 2011, our approximately 300,000 associates generated sales of €51.5 billion. With approx. 6000 employees in Homburg, Bosch is an important employer in the region.
Bosch main area is the development and production of automotive components (including brakes, controls, electrical drives, fuel systems, generators, starter motors and steering systems), but it is also produces consumer goods and building products (including household appliances, power tools, security systems) and industrial products (drives and controls, packaging technology and solar panels). Photos of the event are online.
Prof. Rombach's main research topics can be found in the area of "Software Engineering", especially in methods for developing software with predictable quality, in quantitative methods for measuring and assessing software products and software processes, in languages and methods for developing and using explicit software process models, in process-based software development environments as well as in software reuse. As a consultant, he works for various U.S. American and European companies.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) was formed in 1996 and is now one of 60 institutes of the Fraunhofer Society. The association IESE is located in Kaiserslautern and has over 200 employees. In the region of Kaiserslautern the institution is networked with the local science and industry, including computer science, mathematics and engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The IESE is not only locally but globally a leading research institution in the field of software systems development. The importance of software, for example in the automotive Industry, or for information systems in health, as well as for administrative purposes is steadily increasing. The Fraunhofer Institutes have joined the development, implementation and optimization of prescribed procedures and look for complex solutions and application-oriented system. Photos of the event are online. More information in PDF or visit www.iese.fraunhofer.de.
Johannes Heger is the managing director of the rich in tradition company HegerGuss, which is located in the region of Kaiserslautern. After his studies in mechanical engineering and his overseas work experience at General Motors, he is now steadily keen on optimizing process dynamics. Thus, he closely cooperates with university and the Fraunhofer Institutes with regard to manufacturing process simulations. The use of in-house simulation technologies (proof of strength, hardening, cooling) contributes to shorter delivery times, increased quality, and cost savings due to fewer test runs. An impressive revolution of industrial assembly lines is his new plant for iron components for wind turbines in Sembach which is the first foundry worldwide with an assembly line production of castings with a weight of 15 tons.
HegerGuss cooperates with research institutes and universities; develops its own knowledge management software. The collaboration with the University of Kaiserslautern and the Fraunhofer Institutes based and reinforced the simulation of casting processes significantly. Johannes Heger is a commendable contact person to find out about successful cooperation between Industry and University and how this hand in hand working keeps the companies developments innovative. Last but not least he can refer what effectively is possible to do with iron on a scientific background. HegerGuss is an enterprise, which unites various research areas of interest for engineers and has forward-looking perspectives. Graduates of various disciplines, such as Computer science, mathematics and economics are there, therefore are welcome applicants.
About Ms. Kleyboldt:
After her apprenticeship as a car mechanic and her subsequent Mechanical Engineering studies, she entered Opel in 1995 as a Manufacturing Engineer. Following a manager training at GM, Kleyboldt took over the managerial responsibility in production as well as planning and construction of manufacturing plants in Rüsselsheim and Antwerpen. She then was appointed Director Manufacturing Engineering Paint, Polymers, and Automation in Rüsselsheim and was responsible for all European locations in the manufacturing network. Since August 2010 Ms. Kleyboldt has been managing the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern.
About the Opel Plant in Kaiserslautern:
With about 2.800 employees the OPEL plant is one of the biggest industrial employers in the Western palatinate. The production focus lies with vehicle components for body and chassis made of plate or aluminum, e.g. side walls, hood, axis, and seat frames. Furthermore, lightweight metal engines as well as diesel engines are manufactured.
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About Dr. Weichel:
Following his studies in biology at the University of Kaiserslautern Mr. Weichel also gained experience as a research assistant at the University of Kaiserslautern before receiving his doctor's degree in zoology. Starting in the 1990s Dr. Weichel became more and more actively involved in environmental and political aspects and thus established the fundament of a successful career in the domain of public interest. He was appointed Head of the Department of Environment and Forestry of Kaiserslautern's city council. In 1995, he took on the position of Deputy Mayor for Environment, Health, Youth, Social Affairs and Sports and was highly committed to work for the Ministry of Environment and Foresty during the following years. In 2000, he was elected President of the Structural and Approval Directorate South and continued to strengthen his dedication to local politics. In 2007 Dr. Weichel successfully won the election as Lord Mayor of the City of Kaiserslautern. One of his main aims is the internationalization of the city. Thus, he is highly engaged in establishing business activity with executives from India. Additionally, in 2011 he started the city event series „Year of Internationality – Science produces integration“.
About the Networking with the Lord Mayor of Kaiserslautern:
Dr. Weichel has emphasized that he rather wants to function as a mentor than an unapproachable role model in the meeting with the students. He, in particular, wants to offer them the opportunity of also discussing the more difficult times in his career since he knows that these sometimes complex decisions and experiences are especially of interest for graduate students who are passing from the field of research into a professional career.
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About Prof. Filipiak
In the 1980s Mr. Filipiak worked for France Telecom Laboratories (Paris) and was actively involved at the universities in Australia and the United States. From 1991 until 1998 Prof. Filipiak held the Chair for Telecommunication at the University of Applied Sciences in Krakow (AGH). In 1993 he founded the Comarch company. He is a member of the Committee for Electronics and Telecommunication at the Polish Academy of Sciences and author of more than one hundred publications in the fields of telecommunication and teleinformatics; three of which were also published in Western Europe and the USA. Since November 2010 he is the CEO of Comarch S.A.
About Comarch S.A.
Comarch is a global IT-business solutions provider with nearly 3500 highly-qualified IT-employees worldwide. Its services include solutions for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), Document Management (DMS/ECM), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Billing, Network Management, Financial Service Management, and IT-Infrastructure. Its customer focus has been laid on the telecommunication industry, on banks und insurances, as well as on numerous branches in industry und business. The group has subsidiaries in 16 countries; in Europe, Comarch is represented in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with a total of more than 400 employees in 13 different locations.
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Max Albrecht : Ambitious & hardworking
Grown up in Columbia, the native German found himself facing very difficult conditions when returning to Germany to start his professional career. Since his school-leaving qualifications were not accepted, he was forced to start an apprenticeship. Via second-chance education he finally could start his studies – without interrupting his professional activity. In 2004 he took the plunge and founded his own company without any financial background. Optimism and commitment have led to success – the expected sales will reach the mark of one million within the current year. His preference to strike a new path became obvious in his strategy to face last year´s economic crisis – his motto: innovation instead of wait and see! Thus, Mr. Albrecht will discuss the competencies needed to keep a young company innovative but economically successful at the same time.
About Alcoma e.K.
The company was initially founded as a pure design office, but quickly developed a production department for extrusion machines. For the development and manufacture of a special machine for the production of plastic profiles, the company received the Innovation Award of Rheinland-Pfalz. Options for theses work and apprenticeship can be addressed in the meeting.
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After his business studies at the University of Trier and the Spanish University of Pamplona Joachim Molz first worked as an assistant for the CEO of a medium-sized holding company in 1995. Three years later he managed to climb from the position of an assistant to Managing Partner of the investment company Ecotraffic – System for Environment and Traffic GmbH in Trier. The same year, in 1998, he successfully boosted his career to another level by being appointed CEO of Ecotraffic-Holding’s main involvement, namely the WIKON Kommunikationstechnik GmbH Kaiserslautern.
Since its foundation in 1991 the company WIKON has established itself as an international specialist for remote monitoring of technical systems, e.g., the acquisition of fuel levels and remote meter reading. With the development, production, and distribution of industrial remote monitoring technologies in currently about 40 different countries, the company reaches a business volume of almost 3.0 M Euro per year. Being a medium-sized company in Kaiserslautern, WIKON is constantly involved in the development of M2M-products on the basis of the newest communications technologies and standards and has the aim of extending the cooperation with further international businesses. WIKON furthermore attaches great importance to the recruitment of junior staff from the field of computer science.
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As an economist holding a doctorate, Dr. Gerhard Braun has been CEO of the Karl Otto Braun GmbH since 2007. Moreover, as Vice-President of the Confederation of German Employer Organisations (BDA) in Berlin and as President of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Federation of Entrepreneur Associations (Landesvereinigung Unternehmerverbände Rheinland-Pfalz, LVU), he has an extensive knowledge about the job market in the region, in Germany, and in Europe.
As a family business, KOB today is one the world’s biggest producers of elastic special textiles for medicine as well as a market leader for the development and production of inliner systems for trenchless sewage renovation – for this, KOB was awarded the Innovation Prize of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate. Their highly qualified teams in Europe and Asia recruit employees from the fields of Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering.
In committees on a national, European, and international level these associations are involved in the field of the job market, in education and personnel issues.
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Andreas Traut studied Business Education at the University of Mannheim and graduated as Diplom Business teacher. He is trainer for ERP-systems and since 2007 a member of the corporate board of executives in the department of the proALPHA Academy and Personnel Development. The expertise he can rely on here comes from his various publishings on personnel, executive, and organization management as well as from his experience in teaching at national and international universities. At the proALPHA Academy Traut focuses on the education of employees in specific trainings in order to assure innovative further education in the ERP area and the highest customer service possible. Thus, he is a good contact person for questions concerning personnel development, esp. for IT-experts and business economists.
proALPHA has proved to be a continuously profitable Business-Service-Provider in the world of industry and commerce. The company offers its clients high-qualified consulting services as well as a holistic solution concept - the ERP-complete solution proALPHA - when it comes to striving for corporate success, whether on a national or international level. Included in their client list are industrial and commercial businesses from, e.g., the packaging machine industry, medical technology, aviation industry, etc. proALPHA promotes its standard software as flexibly adjustable to the needs of today and tomorrow, and thus guarantees cooperating businesses security concerning independence of hardware and operating systems. The company is always looking for: dedicated and qualified software engineers with knowledge in luK-technologies and new media as well as competent consultants.