Fieldbus- and Ethernet-Experts from the EtherCAT Technology Group and supporting companies.

Martin Rostan Martin Rostan
Executive Director, EtherCAT Technology Group

Martin Rostan studied Aerospace Engineering in Germany and in the United Kingdom and received his Diploma Degree in 1992. Subsequently he managed the international research project that developed the initial CANopen technology. From 1996 until 1998 he was marketing manager and authorized officer at Selectron. Since 1998 he is with Beckhoff, first as senior product manager for Ethernet and fieldbus systems and since 2006 as Head of Technology Marketing. Martin serves the fieldbus community in various committees: he is the Executive Director of the EtherCAT Technology Group, chairs the CANopen groups inside CAN in Automation and represents Beckhoff in ODVA and in several conference program committees. He also is technical expert in ISO and IEC standardization committees for industrial communication. With publications in magazines, text books, conferences and symposia he contributes to the dissemination of fieldbus and Ethernet technologies.
Speaker @ Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch and Auckland
Steven Sischy  Steven Sischy
Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation AUS/NZL

Steven Sischy is the Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation for Australia and New Zealand. With over 20 years experience in the fields of automation and industrial control, Steven provides a wealth of knowledge for his customers and his team. Being results driven and customer focused has made Steven respected within the industry.
Speaker @ Brisbane, Sydney, Christchurch and Auckland
Nick Psahoulias  Nick Psahoulias
Sales Manager, Beckhoff Automation Australia

Nick Psahoulias is the Sales Manager of Beckhoff Automation in Australia. Graduating with both a Degree and a Diploma in Electronics engineering, together with 15 years experience in design and manufacture of industrial equipment, has given Nick perspective as both a supplier and a customer.
Speaker @ Melbourne
Yang Qiu  Yang Qiu
Engineering Expert, OMRON Electronics

After graduating, Yang Qui worked for many years in the automobile industry in his native China. He gained vast experience in the industry, as an engineer, supervisor and even manager. He pursued his passion for engineering by moving to OMRON Electronics some 15 years ago, the last seven of which have been in Australia. Showing his immense versatility, Yang is now the engineering expert for Queensland, for control, motion, software, safety systems and especially visual inspection and networking.
Speaker @ Brisbane
Harry Mulder  Harry Mulder
Engineering Manager, OMRON Electronics

Harry Mulder has been involved in the industrial control industry for nearly 30 years, the last 25 of which have been with OMRON Electronics. With a degree in computer science, his experience includes sales, engineering and product management of industrial programmable controllers, HMIs, networking and software. He currently manages an engineering team across four states but still likes to get involved with day-to-day problem solving. He is happily married and has three girls who keep him on his toes.
Speaker @ Sydney
Chris Probst  Chris Probst
Product Manager, OMRON Electronics

Chris Probst has been involved with the Industrial Automation industry for 22 years. He was a director of an Automation business providing commissioning, sales and engineering but his last 11 years have been with Omron Electronics. Qualified in Electronic Engineering, Computer Systems and Business Management, Chris is now Product Manager for Omron’s Automation Technology. His portfolio includes PLCs, HMIs, Software, Industrial networks, safety and drives. He is married with three children.
Speaker @ Melbourne
Lyndon Fowler  Lyndon Fowler
Technical Manager, Omron New Zealand

Lyndon Fowler has been in the electrical industry for more than 10 years. It has taken him all round the world, before settling with Omron Electronics New Zealand in 2010. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, he champions the Sysmac Platform of Automation Products. He has been heavily involved with a number of greenfield projects, from concept to commissioning. A specialist in a range of products, Lyndon is comfortable discussing solutions with the local electrician to the engineering manager.
Speaker @ Christchurch and Auckland
Manjush Kothare  Manjush Kothare
Product Management - Presence Detection & Motion Control Sensors, SICK
Manjush Kothare has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career within the automotive industry as a process engineer and has later undertaken further significant industry training in research and analysis, process improvement, and complex sales support for large scale business development. His professional involvement in these areas spans over 14 years. During the past six years he has managed two major product portfolios for a large multinational company as Product Manager for Presence Detection Sensors and Motion Control. He is actively supporting the EtherCAT Technology Group, demonstrating the benefits of this new Industrial Ethernet to accelerate your applications.
Jason Mair  Jason Mair
Product and Marketing Manager, SICK

Member of the SICK board of Management for Australia & New Zealand Jason Mair is the Product Market Manager responsible for the Product Management Team, Marketing and Customer Service. Having commenced his working life within the manufacturing sector Jason has gained over 25years experience across a number of roles from Electrical Maintenance, Engineering, Sales, Product Management and Marketing. Jason recognizes the challenges the modern manufacturing facilities face in a global market space having spent 12 years in the automotive industry focusing on improving productivity through factory automation. He is a current member of the SF041 Safety committee developing the AS4024 safety series of standards for the Australian and New Zealand industries. He also supports industry through providing machine guard safety training and is an active member of the National Safety Council of Australia.
Jozef Ceh  Jozef Ceh
Manager Business Development, Electronic Platforms ANZ, Global Account Group, SMC Pneumatics

B.Eng Electrical at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
An accredited electrical and control systems engineer with extensive experience in industrial automation across industrial and commercial sectors. Responsible for engineering systems design and development from concept R&D stage to final completion. Key strengths include the ability to work along side with clients to deliver unique and highly specialised engineering solutions to stakeholders on budget and in a timely manner.
Speaker @ Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch and Auckland




Dates and Venues:

May 31, 2016
Brisbane, Australia

June 01, 2016
Sydney, Australia

June 02, 2016
Melbourne, Australia

June 07, 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand

June 08, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand

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