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Thomas Knauer

Thomas Knauer

Industry Manager, Manufacturing & Plant Engineering

Balluff

Tom has more than 25 years’ experience in the industrial automation industry, with equipment/solution suppliers including GE Fanuc, Parker Hannifin, Omron STI, and Balluff. His roles have included product management, sales, marketing, finance, and business strategy; his product experience covers PLCs, CNCs, motion control, sensors, and safety. Tom's current focus is on developing and growing the Balluff Manufacturing & Plant Engineering and safety businesses in the Americas, working closely with customers, Sales, Product Management and Product Development. His recent activities include work on current and future safety sensing to support collaborative robots and mobile robots, and device-level safety networks combining standard and safety sensors.