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Letter: A

Urban August

Formerly Siemens Industry Software GmbH | CEO

Ambassador of the Rudolf Diesel Medal

Letter: B

Christian Bader

Bentley Endovascular Group AB

CTO

Dr. Thomas Becker

ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG

Management Development Member of the Executive Board

Dirk Bergmann

Accelleron Industries AG

CTO

Dr. Jürgen Bestle

HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH

Chief Technology Officer, Head of Engineering Governance

Dr. Mark Betzold

Handtmann filling and portioning systems

CTO Filling and portioning systems

Dr. Markus Beukenberg

Managing Director VORON BLU

Ambassador of the Rudolf Diesel Medal

Felix Bietenbeck

Wacker Neuson SE

COO & CTO

Dennis Birresborn

Würth Group

Senior Vice President | CTO

Thomas Böck

Festo SE & Co. KG

Chairman of the Management Board

Dr. Stefan Breit

Miele & Cie. KG

Managing Director Technology

Bertram Brossardt

vbw - Bavarian Business Association

Chief Executive Officer

Prof. Dr. Christoph Budelmann

HANZA Tech Solutions GmbH

CTO

Letter: C

Marco Cardinale

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG

Member of the Board of Management | CTO

Ingolf Cedra

Hübner GmbH & Co. KG

Managing Director

Letter: D

Tassilo Deinzer

Hilti AG

CTO

Andreas Diefenbach

Phoenix Design GmbH & Co. KG

Managing Partner

Ulrich Dietz

BITKOM e.V.

Vice President

Lutz Dietzold

German Design Council

Managing Director

Dr. Michael Dölle

Zühlke Engineering GmbH

Partner

Letter: E

Dr. Johannes Eben

BORA Vertriebs GmbH

Head of Technology

Letter: F

Michael Freiherr

Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

CTO & Managing Director

Hans-Jörg Frieauff

Golbeck GmbH

Managing Director

Letter: G

Marco Gebhardt

GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group GmbH & Co. KG

Managing Director

Thilo Gleisberg

Isabellenhütte Heusler Gmbh & Co. KG

CTO

Bas Governor

RUAG LTD.

Chief Technology Officer

Philipp Guth

RITTAL GmbH & Co. KG

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Oliver Gürtler

Microsoft Germany GmbH

Head of SME Business
Member of the Executive Board

Letter: H

Dr. Christian Hansen

Seepex Seeberger GmbH + Co.

Managing Director / Group CTO

Jürgen Heck

THOMAS MAGNETE GmbH

CTO / COO

Roland Heeger

Formerly Schattdecor AG

Management Board Technology

Prof. Dr. Gunther Herr

WOIS Innovation Institute

Head of Institute University of Huddersfield

Dr. Carsten L. Herzhoff

Lohmann Tapes GmbH & Co KG

CTO/COO, Managing Director

Dr. Bernhard Hettich

formerly CHT Germany GmbH

Managing Director CTO

Dr. Mark Hiller

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG

CEO and Shareholder

Dr. Carsten Hoff

dSPACE GmbH

CEO

Dr. Benedikt Hofmann

WITTENSTEIN SE

CGO

Udo Hornfeck

ZKW Group GmbH

CTO

Letter: J

Dr. h.c Oliver Jung

Formerly Festo SE & Co. KG

Chairman of the Management Board

Letter: K

Dr. Heinz Kaiser

Schott AG

Management Board

Hans Jürgen Kalmbach

Hansgrohe SE

Chairman of the Management Board

Dr. Stefan Kampmann

Formerly Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

Member of the Management Board & CTO

Andre Kiehne

Formerly Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Member of the board | Industrial Council Technology & People

Dr. Markus Kirchler

formerly MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH

Partner

Ralf Klädtke

TE Connectivity Ltd.

CTO Transportation Solutions

Anke Kleinschmit

ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG

Chief Development Officer

Dr. Elias Knubben

Festo SE & Co. KG

Vice President Corporate Research & Innovation

Dr. Klaus Kolitz

formerly Sixt GmbH & Co. KG

CTO

Thomas Knechtel

RAUMEDIC AG

Management Board / CTO

Dr. Wolfgang Knorr

TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG

CTO/COO Chief Technology and Production Officer

Ines Kolmsee

Umicore AG & Co. KG

Member Board of Directors

Dr. Martin Kraus

QUNDIS GmbH

Managing Director

Letter: L

Martin Lehner

Formerly Wacker Neuson SE

CEO
Ambassador of the Rudolf Diesel Medal

Maik Oliver Ludewig

Oetker Digital GmbH

Managing Director, CTO

Letter: M

Prof. Dr-Ing. Chiara Manfletti

Prof. Space Mobility and Propulsion

TUM & CEO Neuraspace

Maik Manthey

CLAAS KGaA mbH

CTO CLAAS Group

Dr. Kai Martius

secunet Security Networks AG

CTO, Member of the Management Board

Michael Matthesius

Theben AG

CTO

Dr. Thomas Meenken

Formerly BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH

CTO

Prof. Kurt Mehnert

Folkwang University of the Arts

Nico Michels

Siemens Digital Industries Software GmbH

Head of Digital Enterprise & Academics

Hans-Joachim Molka

Formerly Römheld GmbH

Managing Director

Dr. Markus Müller

DEUTZ AG

Member of the Executive Board / Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Christoph Münzer

Trade Association of Industrial Companies Baden e.V

Managing Director wvib

Letter: N

Thomas Nieraad

Connect One Digital AG

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Stefan Nöken

Former Hilti AG | Member of Executive Board

Ambassador of the Rudolf Diesel Medal

Letter: O

Dominic Otte

Schmidt + Clemens GmbH + Co KG

Managing Director COO/CTO

Letter: P

Dr. Falco Paepenmüller

Windmöller & Hölscher KG

CTO

Dr. Günter Poppen

formerly Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH & Co. KG

CEO Vorwerk Engineering
Ambassador of the Rudolf Diesel Medal

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt

Fraunhofer Center IMW

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

Letter: R

Dr. Thomas Rodemann

Vorwerk International & Co. KmG

Managing Partner

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm

BDI Federation of German Industries

President

Letter: S

Dr. Marcel Schäfer

Precitec GmbH & Co. KG

CTO

Dr. Helmut Scherer

ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH

CTO and member of the Executive Board

Dr. Kurt Schmalz

J. Schmalz GmbH

Managing Partner

Christian Schwaighofer

Aspöck Systems GmbH

CTO/COO

Axel Schwerdtfeger

HAWE Hydraulik SE

CTO

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tomas Smetana

ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG

CTO | Member of the Executive Management Board

Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dieter Spath

ehm. Institute Director of IAO/IAT Chairman of the Board of TÜV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg Pfalz e.V.

Ambassador of the
Rudolf Diesel Medal

Dr. Walter Stadlbauer

Schüco International KG

CTO / COO

Stefan Schmid

aPriori

Technical Operations Manager

Christian Stapel

MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH

Partner - Member of the Board of Management

Volker Stöcklin

RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH

Managing Director

Letter: U

Thomas Uhr

BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG

General Manager BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG and Vice President Powertrain BRP

Letter: V

Dr. Ulrich von Hülsen

Schunk GmbH

COO Carbon Technology

Letter: W

Uwe Wagner

Schaeffler AG

Chief R&D Officer

Dr. Christian Wahnes

midge medical GmbH

CTO

Dr. Martin Walter

Master Fluid Solutions WDG GmbH

Managing Director

Georg Weber

WILO SE

CTO, Executive Board Member

Dr. Stefan Weber

MTU Aero Engines AG

Head of Technology and Forward Planning

Dr. Hendrik Wehr

Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH & Co. KG

CTO

Dr. Michael Weiß

J.M. Voith SE & Co KG /VPH

CTO Voith Paper

Prof. Dr. Jan Wörner

acatech e.V. German Academy of Science and Engineering

President

Prof. Dr. Alexander Wurzer

Center for International Intellectual Property Studies University Strasbourg

Spokesman of the Diesel Curatorium

Letter: Z

Wolfgang Zahn

Formerly ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG

Chief Development Officer
Ambassador of the Rudolf Diesel Medal

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