Active designers –
the IDTA Board of Directors

The members of the IDTA Board of Directors approach their work with a wide range of expertise, strong design motivation and creative visions.

Board of Directors

Dr. Matthias Bölke

Dr. Matthias Bölke

Chairman of the board

Vice President Strategy Industrial Automation

Schneider Electric SE

Dr. Horst Heinol-Heikkinen

Dr. Horst Heinol-Heikkinen

Vice Chairman of the board

Managing Partner

ASENTICS GmbH & Co. KG

Karsten Schneider

Karsten Schneider

Treasurer

Director Standardization & Regulation

Siemens AG

Board

Burkhard Balz

Burkhard Balz

Senior Vice President Automation Systems

Lenze SE

Dr. Birgit Boss

Dr. Birgit Boss

Standardization, Open Source and IP Strategy

Bosch Connected Industry, Robert Bosch GmbH

Ernst Esslinger

Ernst Esslinger

Director Methods/Tools, Systems

Homag GmbH

Nils Herzberg

Nils Herzberg

Senior Vice President Global Head – Strategic Partnerships Digital Supply Chain & Industrie 4.0

SAP SE

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister

Executive Expert Digital Business

Festo SE & Co. KG

Gunther Koschnick

Gunther Koschnick

CEO Fachverband Automation

ZVEI e.V.

Wolfgang Mayer

Wolfgang Mayer

CTO Robotics

KUKA AG

Andreas Orzelski

Andreas Orzelski

Master Specialist Standardization

PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG

Hartmut Rauen

Hartmut Rauen

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

VDMA e.V.

Dr. Dirk Thieme

Dr. Dirk Thieme

Head of IIoT Integration Production

Volkswagen AG