TRUMPF Inc. Names Smart Factory Director
Markus Zimmermann has been named director of the TRUMPF smart factory in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Markus Zimmermann has been named director of the TRUMPF smart factory in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. In this position, Zimmermann will report directly to Burke Doar, senior vice president of TRUMPF Inc. In his new position, Zimmermann will be responsible for the operation and continuous development of the smart factory by utilizing the latest TRUMPF technology to demonstrate industrially viable autonomous factory solutions to customers. He will also lead TruConnect, automation and software sales and marketing activities for North America.
Prior to working at the company, Zimmermann attended the University of Stuttgart where he obtained a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. During the final year of his studies, he held an internship with TRUMPF in Germany where he also completed his graduate thesis. Following graduation, Zimmermann joined the company as a development engineer for optical components. He then went on to become head of advanced development for laser cutting machines. In this role, he worked to build an advanced development group, which was dedicated to the expansion of the company’s TruConnect and smart factory products. Most recently, Zimmermann worked as manager for global testing and product performance to develop and install innovative and reliable solutions in the process chain for customers.
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