The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has reportedly appointed Dr Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary.
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has reportedly appointed Dr Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has reportedly appointed Dr Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary. Dr Bieller will take over from Gudrun Litzenberger, who is retiring. Litzenberger will also hand over the management of the IFR Statistical Department to D. Christopher Müller.

‘As an ‘ambassador of robotics’, I am looking forward to supporting the dynamic development of robotics and continue IFR´s successful work in future,’ said Dr Bieller. ‘One of my focus tasks will be to ensure a better understanding of the complex industry issues around the globe.’

Dr Bieller has been project manager of the European Robotics Association EUnited Robotics for five years and began her professional career as MD of the flat-panel display group at the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).  

Dr Müller is head of the IFR Statistical Department and responsible for worldwide industry data and analyses.

The IFR represents more than 50 manufacturers of industrial robots and national robot associations from over twenty countries and was founded in 1987 as a non-profit organization.

This story uses material from the IFR, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.