Dr Cord, aged 52, has many years of experience in packaging machinery engineering and automation engineering under his belt. Originally from Heidenheim, Germany, he studied for a degree in information technology at the University of Karlsruhe in 1992 and was awarded his PhD there as well. In his current position, he takes over the former duties of Andreas Graf.
“In the next few years, the digital transformation will be one of the main challenges facing medium-sized machinery engineering companies,” said Dr Cord. “What it involves is not just the machinery itself but rather the intelligent networking of different processes and systems among users.”
In 1998, Dr Cord was appointed the research and development division manager at Elau, now Schneider Electric Automation. After Elau was acquired by Schneider Electric, he was appointed chief executive officer in 2005. In 2010, he became the chief executive officer of the automation business unit at Lenze, a provider of automation solutions for various segments of the machinery engineering industry.
“In securing Dr Thomas Cord for our company, we’ve gained an acknowledged expert in his field,” said Olaf Piepenbrock, managing partner of LoeschPack’s parent company, Piepenbrock.