Trumpf Names Director of the Trumpf Smart Factory

Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer will be responsible for the Illinois-based Smart Factory’s operation and continuous development.


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Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer, Trumpf's Smart Factory director.

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Effective May 1, 2021 Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer has been named director of the Trumpf Inc. (Farmington, Connecticut) Smart Factory in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. In this position, Iyer will report directly to Burke Doar, senior vice president of Trumpf and succeeds Markus Zimmermann who has assumed the role as head of R&D for Trumpf Austria.

Prior to this position, Iyer was president and CEO of Metamation Inc. (Reno, Nevada). Iyer joined Trumpf as head of the software division for North America in December of 2019. In this role he worked to expand upon the company’s ambitious software strategy for the North American market. Additionally, he was responsible for leading Trumpf’s sales, customer support and order processing teams across all TruConnect software products.

Iyer holds a Master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University as well as an executive education certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus in strategies for leading business transformation.

In his new role, Kartik will be responsible for the operation and continuous development of the Trumpf Smart Factory. By utilizing the latest Trumpf technology to demonstrate industrially viable autonomous factory solutions, he will also reportedly drive initiatives to help customers realize zero unplanned down time.