Beckhoff USA Hires Tom Jensen as Assembly Industry Manager
Jensen will spearhead expansion of Beckhoff market share in assembly, particularly through XTS and mechatronics solutions
SAVAGE, Minnesota – Tom Jensen recently joined Beckhoff USA as Assembly Industry Manager. With an extensive background in automation, Jensen will expand Beckhoff market share in wide-ranging applications. His mechatronics expertise will help assembly customers streamline production of complex products and drive new design concepts using the eXtended Transport System (XTS) and other New Automation Technology innovations.
Jensen comes to Beckhoff after a successful term as general manager of AMK Automation, a PC-based automation and motion control vendor. He has held senior business development roles at Lenze Americas, B&R Industrial Automation and Laird Connectivity, in addition to being a senior support engineer for FANUC America. He also spent a decade at ELAU, now part of Schneider Electric, as a manager for engineering and business development.
Jensen’s efforts on open automation standards at MHI, the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) and PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, are well known in the automation industry and will benefit Beckhoff. “I am excited to work with the skilled team of engineers at Beckhoff USA to help customers implement new assembly machine designs with Industrie 4.0 concepts,” Jensen said. “Technologies like XTS have proven their power around the world, and the breakthrough of flying motion and path planning with XPlanar will further grow market share in assembly.”
Jensen is co-founder of Industrial Automation Jumpstart, an education and outreach program for Chicago high school students, and sits on the advisory board for Purdue University Northwest’s mechatronics program.