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.
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 & Beverage Manufacturing
With over 25 years of experience at Omron, Robert Brooks is a popular speaker at many food manufacturing conventions. He seeks to open a dialogue with machine builders and end users in the industry about the dynamics of smart manufacturing and Human-Machine collaboration. There is a host of applications for all kinds of autonomous and collaborative robots in the food sector. 'Even after more than 25 years with Omron in this industry my job is still full of exciting new developments', Robert explains enthusiastically. 'Innovation is in our DNA at Omron. Our organizational structure allows individuals to really make a personal difference, while our position as a global industry leader in automation enables us to make an impact on the manufacturing industry.' Referring to the DNA of Omron, Robert cites a quote from Omron's founder Mr. Kazuma Tateisi:"To the machine, the work of the machine, to man the thrill of further creation". 'This quote from decades ago still holds true today. It is not just about robotics, but about technology as a whole, including Artificial Intelligence. These are exciting times and I look forward to the realization of Industry 4.0 throughout our industry!', Robert concludes.