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News: Herbert Hufnagl joins TTTech Industrial's executive board

Vienna-based software company TTTech Industrial is pleased to announce the appointment of Herbert Hufnagl as Member of the Executive Board and General Manager as of July 1, 2022. He will put a special focus on strengthening the go-to-market activities at TTTech Industrial for its edge computing platform Nerve. Nerve was developed particularly for industrial environments and is used by machine builders and system integrators in Europe, the US and Asia.

In his general manager role, Herbert Hufnagl will have a strong focus on sales, marketing and product management: “TTTech Industrial offers automation solutions for the manufacturing industry and the energy sector. I see immense growth opportunities for TTTech Industrial’s edge computing platform Nerve, which supports digitalization of production, cost savings, and reduction of complexity. Nerve is an open, modular, and scalable platform that has security built into its design and is already used by manufacturing leaders like Fill, Felss, and GKN Hydrogen. Nerve currently runs on industrial PCs from 12 different vendors and integrates more than 3,000 open source software packages (such as Docker containers). I look forward to working closely with our customers and our partners on expanding and improving the solutions portfolio, and to bringing Nerve to many more markets to support companies of every size to become even more competitive with the help of our products and technologies.”

Herbert Hufnagl has over 25 years of experience in the field of industrial automation and the development of smart industrial solutions. Before joining TTTech Industrial, Herbert Hufnagl held the position as Head of Product Line Controlled Pneumatics at Festo and was in charge of product and sales strategies as well as research and development (R&D) for smart, networked valve terminals, pressure regulating valves, and mass flow controllers. In the course of his long career at Festo, Herbert Hufnagl headed the Business Unit Machine Vision and Control Systems and held leading positions in Festo’s R&D department for remote IOs, control systems and electric drives. Herbert Hufnagl holds a Doctor of Technical Sciences from the Technical University in Vienna.

The TTTech Industrial executive board also includes Thomas Berndorfer, who serves as technical head, and Artur Gruner, who is in charge of finances and human resources.

“We are delighted to have Herbert Hufnagl join our team and excited to work with him on further improving our industrial automation product lines and growing our portfolio of innovative solutions,” says Thomas Berndorfer, Member of the Executive Board at TTTech Industrial.

“This is an important step in further strengthening our TTTech Industrial executive leadership team. Herbert Hufnagl has a long track record in multiple fields in the electrical and industrial automation domain. With his strong technical and business experience and his go-to-market expertise he is a strong leader for the further evolution of TTTech Industrial. Digitalization is a huge opportunity for the European industry and with products like the modular, open and secure edge computing platform Nerve, TTTech Industrial is well positioned to support the need for more efficient and sustainable production and data sovereignty,” adds Georg Kopetz, CEO TTTech Group and Chairman of the TTTech Industrial Supervisory Board.


Dr. Herbert Hufnagl, member of the executive board at TTTech Industrial

Dr. Thomas Berndorfer, Member of the Executive Board, TTTech Industrial

Artur Gruner, member of the executive board, TTTech Industrial

Georg Kopetz, CEO TTTech Group and Chairman of the TTTech Industrial Supervisory Board (© Robert Fritz)

Herbert Hufnagl

Member of the Executive Board and General Manager at TTTech Industrial

(© TTTech Industrial / Interfoto)
Thomas Berndorfer

Member of the Executive Board at TTTech Industrial

(© TTTech Industrial / Robert Fritz)
Artur Gruner

Member of the Executive Board at TTTech Industrial

(© TTTech Industrial / Konrad Limbeck)
Georg Kopetz

CEO TTTech Group and Chairman of the TTTech Industrial Supervisory Board

(© TTTech / Robert Fritz)
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