Andreas Faath, Managing Director Machine Information Interoperability (MII), VDMA
Andreas Faath, VDMA, Manager Machine Information Interoperability is responsible for the Interoperability activities including OPC UA. Regarding OPC UA he manages the development of the so called “Global Production Language” in which more than 600 companies worldwide are involved. This positions him as an important contact for the international mechanical and plant engineering industry regarding OPC UA standardization and intelligent production.
Due to the close cooperation with numerous companies in the mechanical and plant engineering industry, he represents their wishes and requirements in those fields. Due to the strong international political networks of the VDMA, Mr. Faath was successful to introduce the OPC UA activities into the global politics.
Prior to his employment at the VDMA, Mr. Faath studied mechanical and plant engineering and was a scientist at the Technical University of Darmstadt with focus on Digitalization and IIOT. Afterwards he worked in research and development.