Uwe has more than 25 years experience in the manufacturing environment and with industrial software and automation products. He spent 5 years as an application engineer with Schiess a major manufacturer of heavy machine tool builder before he started to be involved of developing the first Industrial pc´s and the use of pc equipment to control and optimize palletize systems. Prior to Incuity and Wonderware, Uwe has built up the sales area for an engineering company and sold automation solution to all kinds of manufacturing segments. After running his own business Uwe joined Wonderware in 1994 as regional sale manager in the west part of Germany. 1995 he moved to the head quarter in the US to develop the OEM program. In this timeframe Uwe gained also international experience in Asia. Since 1997 he was leading the sales organization of the German operation including the ERP and Maintenance sales which came through Wonderware in 1999. January 2001 he took over the position as managing director in Scandinavia where he was building up the new entity which was created in April 2001 with a clear focus on adding value to their customers business. In 2003 Uwe became the additional responsibility of the German operation as Managing Director. April 2005 he exepted the position as Director Business Development and Marketing EMEA where he was responsible for extending the established markets and grow new emergency market segments or area. Together with his Marketing manager he developed the marketing strategies for Wonderware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His primary goal was to grow significant the business in EMEA as well as identifying new potential business segments. Since Jan 2014 Uwe was also appointed to the Chairman of the EMEA board of Mesa International a non profitable association focusing since more than 20 years on Manufacturing. Uwe Kueppers is married and has a son and a daughter.
Representative Industrialization Production Systems
MTU Aero Engines AG
Josef Kriegmair works as Representative Industrialization Production Systems at MTU Aero Engines AG Center Enablement. His main task has been the development and implementation of digital process chains and manufacturing intelligence systems for turbine blades and structure castings since 2010. Prior to that, he was in production engineering with a focus on technology development for production and for maintenance, repair and overhaul. He hold roles in logistics and plant maintenance at MTU Aero Engines from 1997 to 2001. Josef started in technical procurement at MTU.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering focus Production Technology and a degree in Industrial Engineering focus Project Management and Technology Management.
Global Director Product Supply Manufacturing, Innovation & Capability
Salvatore Impellizzeri is global director of Procter & Gamble’s “Product Supply Manufacturing, Innovation & Capability center of excellence”.
Salvatore is from Italy and completed his studies with a master’s degree in engineering in Bologna. His 30+ years of professional experience in P&G spans multiple supply chains, manufacturing, Innovation and Supply Network Operations.
He has worked in many areas of product supply: at country, regional and global level, from initiative leader to manufacturing execution roles and from planning/logistics to manufacturing excellence within and outside P&G.
For the last 2 years, he has a leading role in consulting P&G’s manufacturing excellence methodology, “Integrated Work System” (IWS) in the alliance with EY Consultancy to coach the methodology at non-P&G’s companies.
VP, Product Area
Plant Manufacturing Leader
GE Wind Energy
My roots are in a technical education at shopfloor in production. I had the opportunity to work in assembly but also in service to gain experience. Servicing Wind Turbines, I got field experience across various locations.
Utilising the opportunity, I concluded my master as electrician and in business economist. During this time, I changed to be a shift leader and finally to be the production manager in 2003.
In 2003 I began to convert production from stationary to a flow-oriented production. This was extremely unusual at the time and not available for similar sized products. I have been practicing lean management in a global company for 20+ years now.
The Salzbergen location is seen as a lean benchmark in GE-VERNOVA.
Digital Leader for Transformation Strategy and Innovation
Global Director Continuous Improvement
Technology and Strategy Leader
Global Senior Manager, Sustainability,
Group Lean Director
Philippe Babel is leading a cultural change as Group Lean Director for LISI since February 2021 and previously for different companies in US & France.
He is an expert in Lean, continuous improvement and Leadership, built through several years in consulting and 30 years in the automotive & Aerospace industries acting in different positions (quality, manufacturing, program management, Supply Chain, supplier development, operations, Lean …).
Philippe has also taught his expertise for several years at French engineering schools “Les mines” of Nancy and CESI of Bordeaux.
Philippe is graduate from HEC Paris in Executive Team Coaching and various French universities in Finance & strategic management, Quality in the Aerospace Industry and Mechanical Engineering.
Global Operational Excellence Lead, R&D
Global Supply Chain Foresight Strategy Vice President