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Board of Directors/Advisory Board

The Board of Directors and the Advisory Board manage the technical work. With regard to this responsibility, the board's main tasks are target-setting for TC and WG, controlling of their work, co-ordination of comprehensive projects, as well as passage and approval of results.

Board of Director/Advisory Board

Xaver Schmidt

Frank Moritz


Prof. Dr. Felix Hackelöer
TH Köln - Campus Gummersbach
Institut für Automation & Industrial IT

Harald Müller

Endress + Hauser AG


The Advisory Board consists of the chairmen of the Committees and the following elected Representatives:

Andreas Pfaff
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.

Klaus Erni
Emerson Process Management GmbH & Co. OHG

Marco Henkel

WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH

Andreas Hennecke

Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH

Dr. Mathias Jöst


Dr. Hans Krattenmacher
SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co KG

Dr. Ulrich Viethen

Murrelektronik GmbH

Manfred Haberer

Dr. Mathias Mauermeier

Siemens AG

Martin Müller
Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG

Mirko Brcic

Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG

Helmut Deichert
Festo SE & Co. KG

Edwin van Hoeven
Yokogawa Europe B.V.

Dr. Mathias Riedl

ifak Institut für Automation und Kommunikation

Joachim Uffelmann

ifm ecomatic GmbH

Dr. Andreas Uhl

Simens AG

Bernd Wansner

ABB Automation GmbH

Frank Welzel
HARTING Electronics GmbH



Committee 1, Marketing

Dietmar Bohn

Committee 2, Quality

Dr. Matthias Riedl

ifak Institut für Automation und Kommunikation

Committee 3, Application Profiles

Dr. Andreas Uhl

Committee 4, Integration

Bernd Wansner
ABB Automation Products GmbH

Committee A, PROFIBUS

Mirko Brcic
Endress + Hauser Process Solutions AG

Committee B, PROFINET

Günter Steindl

Committee C, IO-Link

Joachim Uffelmann
ifm gmbh

Committee D, omlox

Dr. Matthias Jöst

Committee E, MTP

Dr. Matthias Maurmaier
Siemens AG

PROFIBUS is a standardized, open, digital communications system for all areas of application in manufacturing and process automation.

PROFINET is the innovative open standard for Industrial Ethernet. It satisfies all requirements of automation technology.

MTP Module Type Package enables modular production in which individual components can be flexibly combined.

IO-LINK is an independent sensor / actuator interface solution for use with all automation technologies.

omlox is an open technology standard for real-time indoor localization systems for industrial manufacturing.