Uwe has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing environment and with industrial software and automation products. He spent five years as an application engineer with Schiess, a major manufacturer of heavy machine tool builder before he started to be involved in developing the first Industrial PCs and the use of PC equipment to control and optimise palletise systems. Before Incuity and Wonderware, Uwe has built up the sales area for an engineering company and sold automation solution to all kinds of manufacturing segments. After running his own business, Uwe joined Wonderware in 1994, in 1995 he moved to the headquarter in the US to develop the OEM program. In this timeframe, Uwe also gained international experience in Asia. January 2001 he took over the position as a managing director in Scandinavia. In 2003 Uwe became the additional responsibility of the German operation as Managing Director. April 2005 he accepted the position as Director Business Development and Marketing EMEA where he was responsible for extending the established markets and grow new emergency market segments or area. Together with his Marketing Manager, he developed the marketing strategies for Wonderware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His primary goal was to grow significant the business in EMEA as well as identifying new potential business segments. Since Jan 2014 Uwe was also appointed to the Chairman of the EMEA board of Mesa International a non-profitable association focusing since more than 20 years on Manufacturing. Uwe Küppers is married and has a son and a daughter.