Executives from German-based textile machinery/technology companies met with executives from U.S. companies at the event.
Boris Abadjieff, head of exhibitions and marketing, VDMA
Before the sessions began, the VDMA introduced each speaker to the audience.
Thomas Wiederer, sales manager, Brückner Textile Technologies
Hermann Selker, head of marketing, Trützschler
Richard Borgers, head of Transportautomation, Neuenhauser
Dr. Terry Purdy, sales manager, Dilo Systems
Claudia Müller, area sales manager, Saurer Components
Alan Lavore, CEO, Mahlo America
Michael Binder, technical manager, Reseda Binder
Jürgen Hanel, head of technology, technical textiles, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen
Dieter Koch, CEO, Welker Vakuum
Alexandre Butte, general manager, Nonwoven, Andritz Küsters, a division of Andritz
Michael Rübenhagen, sales director, Oerlikon Neumag
Richard Morell, sales manager, Latin America Carding division, Groz-Beckert
In addition to listening to the company presentations, attendees were invited to meet with representatives from the VDMA companies to discuss their machinery needs.
Klaus Baumann, sales division manger, Erhardt + Leimer
Alexander Stampfer, regional sales director, nonwovens, Autefa Solutions Germany
Dirk Polchow, managing director, Interspare
Lutz Heinig, sales manager, technical textiles, Karl Mayer
Matthew Carter, sales manager – warp preparation, Karl Mayer North America
Gary Spampinato, sales manager, Thies Corp.
Ronald Schrell, president, Thies Corp.
Peter Brust, executive vice president, American Dornier Machinery Corp.
Karl Hesse, senior sales engineer, Körting Hannover
Jimmy Cranford, president, American Starlinger-Sahm (left), and Oliver Eichenberg, sales director, Georg Sahm
Jimmy Cranford, president, American Starlinger-Sahm
Oliver Eichenberg, sales director, Georg Sahm
Peter Thys, sales manager, Sedo Treepoint
Stefan Fliescher, assistant managing director, Textechno
Dr. Ralph Pleva, managing director, Pleva
Patrick Brändle, Küsters Textile GmbH (member of the Benninger Group)
(left to right): Nicolai Strauch, international markets, public relations; Olaf Stecken, composite technology; and Boris Abadjieff, VDMA Textile Machinery Division