Susanne joined AGCO Corporation in 2012, initially as a project manager for Manufacturing Automation. In her current role as Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology she represents the business in regards to the Enterprise PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) implementation at all global sites. This is an enabler for AGCO’s Design Anywhere Build Anywhere platform strategy, because it allows the global collaboration between the plants. Expanding on this she also governs projects in the areas of digital plant and process simulation.
Susanne is therefore one of the drivers behind the global strategy for Manufacturing 4.0 (Smart Factory), and manages a team that investigates the potential applications for new production tools, such as Additive Manufacturing, Collaborative Robots, AGV’s and Wearable Technologies.
Susanne holds a degree in Production Engineering from her native Germany, and came to the United States in 1993 as part of the Space Shuttle manufacturing team.
In April of 2017 she received the prestigious STEP Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute for her achievements as a female in the manufacturing industry, and a few weeks later she was voted on the national BoD for Women in Manufacturing. Later that year she also received the Front Line Leadership Award from the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.