Board Members

Organizing team

Roman Senderek

Roman Senderek studied Economics with a specialization in International Management at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (Netherlands) and at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota (Colombia). He then worked as project manager in several German and Latin American companies before taking up his position as project manager at the Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University. Since September 2021, he is responsible for the newly founded Smart Work department at FIR at RWTH Aachen, which deals with issues related to the design of customized teaching and learning solutions as well as human-oriented design that promotes learning in the digitized world of work.


Karol Puscus

Psychologist at RWTH Aachen University and Master in Organizational and Work Psychology at the University of Maastrich (The Netherlands), with experience in research projects and Industry 4.0. Regional coordinator of the I4R conference and Project Manager of the Smart Work department of the Institute FIR at RWTH Aachen University.




Paloma Patlan- Asistente administrativa

Paloma Patlán 

Management Assistant of the AFOS Foundation with experience in the management of training processes and dual training for the industry sector.

Germán Bonilla 

Germán Bonilla Bermúdez is the Industry 4.0 Program Coordinator of the “Partnership project for Sustainable Industrial Development Germany – Pacific Alliance” of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) as well as Project Manager for the “Partnership project for Dual Education Germany – Mexico” of the AFOS Foundation – German Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU) since 2020. He holds a Masters degree in Production Systems Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University and studied mechanical engineering at the Tecnológico de Monterrey with exchange at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). 

Bernardo Carranza 

Bernardo Carranza studied industrial administration at the Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro, as well as a master’s degree in administration with a specialisation in marketing at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and holds a master’s degree in comparative public policy from the Faculta Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede México (Flacso).  He is co-founder and head of the Creativity and Innovation Center 4.0 (CIC 4.0) at the Technological University of Querétaro. Extensive experience in the private and public sector in knowledge management and the formulation of applied research projects.


Luis Gerardo González 

Expert in education focused on the application of knowledge in industrial processes. He has held administrative and management positions in different universities. He is currently a consultant and director of the AFOS Foundation, Mexico.

David Herberger 

David Herberger is a lecturer for factory planning at Leibniz University Hanover and a manager for production, supply chain, and procurement in a globally operating strategic consultancy. Dr.-Ing. David Herberger previously was team leader and research associate in the factory planning division at the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) at Leibniz University Hanover from 2016 until 2020. He studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Marco Huebner 

Marco Hübner is manager for production logistics at a leading digital solution provider in the metals industry. Previously he was a research associate in the production management division at the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) at Leibniz University Hanover from 2015 until 2020. He studied mechanical engineering at Leibniz University Hanover with exchanges at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Keio Unitversity in Tokyo.