Remote laser welding system company Blackbird Robotics (Garching, Germany) is transforming into a solid, mid-size Scanlab Group (Puchheim, Germany) enterprise whose growth trajectory can be successfully pursued even independent of its founders. The company has appointed Karl Christian Messer as CEO, succeeding co-founder and current CEO Dr. Wolfgang Vogl, who will exit the company at the end of 2017 to establish a startup in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) environment.
|Karl Christian Messer|
During the course of his career, Messer served at KUKA, PTR Präzisionstechnik, and Linde in various sales management, production management, and controlling capacities, as well as CEO at mid-size companies. He studied mechanical engineering at Munich Technical University and also has certifications as a technical business economist, safety engineer, and European welding engineer.
Blackbird's robot-assisted laser welding systems feature internally developed control technology and user software combined with Scanlab scan systems for several industrial applications, including automotive. In June 2017, the company introduced a laser welding system with optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology for integrated seam tracking and process monitoring.
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