Our trainers

Bernhard Buchinger

Bernhard Buchinger, is a certified machinery safety expert (CMSE®) and works in consulting services. As such, he and his team are out at customers in a wide variety of industries every day, to make their machines and systems safe. In addition, he is the contact person at Pilz Austria for all topics relating to robotics, especially human-robot collaboration.

Hannes Hofer

Hannes Hofer is an automation technician and works in the areas of „Consulting“ and „System Integration“ located in the Linz. Through this cross-divisional activity, he knows the requirements from the standards/regulations and how these can be implemented in practice. As a lecturer, he spreads his knowledge in the trainings „Safe Drive Technology“ and „CECE“.

Michael Moog

Michael Moog, standardization specialist at Pilz international, is responsible for coordinating global standards work. He is a member of various standards committees and combines theoretical work with the practical interpretation of standards / regulations. Among other topics, he is an expert in validation procedures for machinery and systems in North America.

Gerhard Moser

Gerhard Moser is group leader at the „System Integration“ division. During the implementation of numerous projects with the automation system PSS4000, he was able to build up essential know-how. As a lecturer on the subjects of „Safe Programming“ and „Functional Safety Management“, he can therefore help with valuable practical tips.

Julia Nadler

Julia Nadler is our specialist in the field of „System Integration“. Thanks to many years of project experience with a wide variety of control and visualization systems, Ms. Nadler gained in-depth knowledge in the field of safety technology and automation. As the presenter of the product training courses for the PSS4000 automation system, practical knowledge transfer is a personal concern of hers.

Kevin Nikolai

Kevin Nikolai is a passionate trainer and is now responsible for the whole training department. Before that, he worked in the consulting dep. at PILZ for almost 2 years. After a decade as an international project manager in the field of robot automation, he knows the requirements for mechanical engineering and supports our customers as a trainer with practical tips and industry-specific knowledge.

Michael Pravits

Michael Pravits is a certified machinery safety expert (CMSE®) and works in consulting services. Before that he gained eight years of experience in the mechanical engineering sector. His core topic in trainings is functional safety (EN ISO 13849-1) and he is conveying the simple and application-related implementation of safety functions.

Gerhard Stockhammer

Gerhard Stockhammer is head of the customer support department at PILZ Austria. Due to his international works in industry, he has many years of experience in the field of machinery safety. Motivating people to see safety not only as a legal requirement, but also as a requirement of human and economic reason, is a special concern of his and sees it as a personal mandate.

Martin Strommer

Martin Strommer is head of technical support and deals with customer inquiries relating to machinery safety, especially with regard to our products. In addition to his support duties, he´s also visiting our customers on-site and carries out service as well as presentations. As a trainer, he brings in the knowledge, he has acquired, to the PILZ product training courses.

Rene Tresek

Rene Tresek is an employee of the „System Integration“ division. His areas of activity include software engineering,
as well as the implementation of projects for customers. As a result, he already had extensive experience in the implementation of safety-related concepts. He passes on this knowledge as a trainer at the seminar “Workshop Machinery Safety Day”.