Executive Board

The IFR Executive Board consists of not more than fifteen voting members, including the President, the Vice President, two representatives of the Robot Suppliers Committee, and  two representatives of the Research Committee. Two members present North America, three Europe, four Asia and two any geographical area. The Secretary General has no voting rights. 

Arturo Baroncelli

Italy

President
COMAU

Joe Gemma

United States

Vice President
Stäubli Corporation

Jeff Burnstein

United States

Delegate for North America
RIA

Hiroshi Fujiwara

Japan

Delegate for Japan
JARA

Manfred Gundel

Germany

Delegate for Europe
KUKA Roboter

Jong-Oh Park

South Korea

Representative Research Committee
Chonnam National University

Hirofumi Tanaka

Japan

Delegate for Japan
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Alexander Verl

Germany

Chairman Research Committee
IPA Fraunhofer Institute

Gudrun Litzenberger

Germany

General Secretary
VDMA