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Thomas Knauer

Global Industry Manager - Factory Automation

Balluff worldwide

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United States


Marketing/Sales Leader Innovative professional with proven experience in industrial automation and robotics ranging from startups to Fortune 10 organizations. Solid record of accomplishment generating increased market share, higher brand equity, and significant cost reductions. Extensive global exposure working with European and Asian business cultures. Fluent in German. Ability to create innovative solutions to challenging and complex situations, utilizing: • Strategic Planning • Product Management • Domestic/International Relationship Management • Marketing Planning/Execution • Process Improvement • Team Building & Leadership • Sales/Distribution Management • Business Development • Budget Management/Expense Control • Analysis Speaking Engagements: • 2019 Collaborative Robots Track @ The Vision Show, ''Integrated Sensor Solutions For Collaborative Robot Applications'' • 2019 Automate Conference, ''Changing The Paradigm to Safety & Productivity'' • 2018 Collaborative Robots Track @ The Vision Show, ''Collaborative Robot Applications, Sensor Networks and IIoT/Industry 4.0'' • 2017 Automate Conference, ''Safety Sensor Technologies Enabling Closer Human-Robot Collaboration'' • 2016 RoboBusiness, ''Sensor Technologies to Advance Robotics Functionality''

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Current Position

Global Industry Manager - Factory Automation at Balluff worldwide



Past Talks

Automate 2022