Members press release

VDMA, Germany - IFR Industry Association

VDMA Robotics + Automation under new management

March 2014

Patrick Schwarzkopf is the new Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation. He succeeds Thilo Brodtmann, who had been at the helm of the association for 15 years and has recently been nominated to become the new VDMA Executive Director as of February 1st 2015.

Patrick Schwarzkopf will focus on activities supporting the internationalization process of the sector, its expansion into foreign markets and the development of novel application areas for robotics and automation technology.

VDMA Robotics + Automation currently has close to 250 member companies active in specialized association groups dedicated to Integrated Assembly Solutions, Machine Vision and Robotics.