“The industry has entered a change process, which will have an effect on the business model of companies and on individuals - not only through how we work and how we consume, but also in the changing habits and cultures of society itself - which doesn’t even stop at country borders.” Arndt Neues is Omron’s Team Manager for Key Account Food and Commodity OEMs. When he first joined Omron, Arndt was appointed as the Product Manager for sensors. Since then, he has held several positions in the company before taking up his current post. In recent years, Arndt has published several articles on the topics of inspection solutions and optics. He has a real passion for creativity and innovation, which adds extra value to his role as Team Manager.
Partner in Intelligent visionguided robotics Bruno Adam, Omron Mobile Robot Business Director Europe The word robot comes from the Slavic word robota, which means labour. Although the Chinese already philosophized about mechanical replacements of people in the third century BC, it has only been a mere six decades ago that the first industrial robot was introduced. Bruno Adam, Omron Mobile Robot Business Director Europe and General Manager Omron Adept Technologies, has witnessed the recent rise of intelligent robots and has contributed to its development in his rich 30 years of experience in industrial robotics. Bruno graduated in 1986 in Industrial Automation Engineering from the University of Savoy. Soon after completing his study he was involved in the first robotics applications addressing production processes using 6-axis poly articulated robots. The robots were designed to combine artificial Vision Systems and Motion Controllers that made use of adaptive algorithms. Bruno than moved on to continue his career in the United States. He took on a position in Silicon Valley at Adept, a global, leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics systems and services, that in 2015 became part of Omron. In America Bruno was in charge of OEM Motion Control activities and participated in the development of the last generations of multiple kinematics robot controllers. This resulted in opening new application opportunities, such as ultra-high-speed manipulation. Another opportunity that emerged was real time trajectory modification based on data coming from different types of sensor technologies. In 2003, Bruno founded Cerebellum Automation specialised in the development of customized Robots Control Solutions. Since the commercial launch of Omron Mobile Robots in Europe in 2013, Bruno manages a team in charge of the identifying the main markets and applications that require flexible and adaptive transport and conveyance. The unit is supported by a team of Applications and Software Engineers to deploy the technology in the manufacturing industry in Europe. Bruno regularly represents Omron as a key-note speaker at various industry summits and seminars.
Digitalization and Industry 4.0
Lucian Dold does not only foster the past and embrace the future in his professional activities as General Manager Product & Channel Marketing at Omron Europe, he also does so in his spare time. His home in Germany is characterized by a massive antenna through which Lucian connects to radio amateurs across the globe. Lucian switches effortlessly between vintage connectivity and technological developments that will shape the connectivity of the digital future. 'I am currently writing a research proposal at Middlesex University on Industry 4.0 and vertical integration', Lucian starts. 'Both developments have really caught my imagination and I find it very inspiring to continue to gain more knowledge and experience with the subject matter. There is much noise in the market and attention for these developments, both positive and controversial as with the use of Big Data. My focus is to find the tangible added value for machine builders and end users who use our automation solutions.' Based at the European Headquarters of Omron in Amsterdam, Lucian has been active for Omron in a wide variety of product & marketing management functions since 2001. His background in mechatronic engineering certainly helps to interpret the demands in the EMEA manufacturing market.
Research & Development
The quote on the desk of Tim Foreman in his office at the European R&D headquarters of Omron in Den Bosch reads: "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together". Omron's European R&D Manager is a team player who really feels at home in the international and multicultural environment at Omron, where he started back in 1993 as a Software Engineer. 'I had just finished my PhD on “Bottom quark production at the Z resonance” after being involved at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva on behalf of the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics-Nikhef', Tim explains. 'During that period I experienced the dynamics of working in an international setting. Omron offered me the chance to continue that experience. Furthermore, the high ethical standards of Omron and its mission to develop new technology that benefits society really appeal to me.' 'At Omron I was able to put my skills obtained by my PhD and MSC in Physics from Utrecht University to practice. I held a variety of positions from Project Leader, and Group Leader to Development Manager', Tim adds. In 2007 he was appointed to his current position as European R&D Manager. His passion for innovation resulted in contributions to three European patents and many new product developments.
Henry works as Business Engagement Manager Automotive for Omron Industrial Automation Europe. In his role he supports the development and enhancement of Omron’s automotive strategy in Europe, adding foresight and intelligence to future market dynamics to support the development of new and innovative solutions.
Omron Industrial Automation is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced industrial automation products and application expertise. From its European headquarters in Hoofddorp, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, she operates locally in every European country and is dedicated to providing unrivaled automation products and customized expert solutions for any industry. The product portfolio includes state of the art Factory Automation services & Know-How, Sensors and Safety, Mechatronics and Drives, Industrial Components and Vision Systems.
Food & Commodities
Patricia Torres works as Industry Marketing Manager Food and Commodities Solutions for Omron Industrial Automation Europe. She is responsible for developing marketing activities and tools aimed at the food and beverage as well as the pharmaceutical sectors.