Electrical engineering alum, Andrew Dierks, focus of IMD Manufacturing Showcase column

Industry Communications: Winter 2022-23

Electrical Engineering Alum Andrew Dierks
Electrical Engineering Alum Andrew Dierks
Industrial Machinery Digest, the industry’s most extensive industrial publication since 1986, focused its October column, Manufacturing Showcase, on an interview with Andrew Dierks, director of product management and marketing at Conductix-Wampfler, a leader in the industrial electrification industry out of Omaha.

Dierks, who has been with Conductix-Wampfler since 2015, also was featured in another industry publication in April, Manufacturing in Focus, where he talked about Conductix-Wampfler’s automotive systems like cranes, light rail systems and other people movers.

In the online Q&A with Industrial Machinery Digest, Dierks, a 2002 graduate of the College of Engineering with a B.S. in electrical engineering, addressed the issue of cybersecurity and industrial machinery.

“Ask yourself if Wi-Fi is the ideal solution for your equipment – if it’s not, consider creating a subnetwork completely separate from Wi-Fi for security and performance,” he explains in the column.

Some additional highlights from the Q&A include Dierks’ overview of the products and services Conductix-Wampfler provide, including a Power Rail Intelligence System (PRIAS), which is a comprehensive technology that evaluates the health of rail systems. Additionally, Conductix-Wampfler designs, manufactures, and services a wide range of solutions from conductor bar systems and transit conductor rails to industrial power transfer systems.

Full Interview with Andrew