Susanne is therefore one of the main contributors to the global strategy for Manufacturing 4.0 (Smart Factory), and is part of a team that investigates the applications for advanced production tools, such as Additive Manufacturing, Collaborative Robots, AGV’s and Wearable Technologies, as well as simulation tools.
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.
Before joining AGCO she spent several years in the metal forming industry.
In April of 2017 Susanne 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.
In February of 2021 Susanne was being named one of 20 women making their mark in robotics and automation by the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME).
Susanne currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Manufacturing Educational Foundation, and heads the WiM Georgia chapter.
In her spare time Susanne is an avid equestrian.