Beckhoff USA Promotes Alec Abkemeier to Software Product Manager

Abkemeier’s test and measurement background and skill set with leading-edge automation technologies from Beckhoff boost the software product management team’s expertise

SAVAGE, Minnesota, Jan. 30, 2024 – Alec Abkemeier is taking on a new challenge at Beckhoff USA as a Software Product Manager focused on test and measurement technologies. With a background in measurement software and hardware, Abkemeier will grow Beckhoff’s test and measurement market share in rapidly evolving industries that require next-generation data acquisition and power monitoring capabilities. Abkemeier reports to Daymon Thompson, Director of Product Management.
“Alec's expertise in the test and measurement domain, coupled with his deep knowledge of the complete Beckhoff portfolio, makes him the perfect fit for this position,” Thompson said. “He will be entrusted with product ownership for our TwinCAT 3 LabVIEW™ Interface software. His role will also touch many other technologies that he has a wealth of experience in, from high-speed, high-accuracy measurement I/O terminals to analytics and cloud computing.”
Before joining Beckhoff in 2020, Abkemeier held industrial automation engineering roles at Itron, Inc. and KAMP Automation LLC, a custom machine builder and integrator. At Beckhoff, he has served customers in a broad range of high-tech industries, offering hands-on support at all stages of design, commissioning and operation. His experience with LabVIEW™ also made him an invaluable resource for test and measurement applications that leverage TwinCAT and the scalable ELM EtherCAT measurement terminals.
“Beckhoff has a compelling test and measurement offering for more advanced machine designs through a fully open and integrated platform. My goal in this new role is to bring together my experience from all areas of automation to redefine what’s possible in test and measurement,” Abkemeier said. “Beyond our hardware and software tech, Beckhoff has extraordinary engineering teams that support cutting-edge advances for customers in high-tech industries – and that makes every day especially exciting.”
Abkemeier earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
LabVIEW™ is a registered trademark of National Instruments. Neither Beckhoff, nor any software programs or other goods or services offered by Beckhoff, are affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by National Instruments.
About Beckhoff Automation
At Beckhoff, automation is our calling. We empower engineers to differentiate and succeed as industry leaders – to harness new technologies, embrace open standards and solve the world’s most complex problems. Founded and led by engineers, we organically create advanced controls, communication, IoT and motion technologies that become unique tools for your one-of-a-kind challenges in an age of digital transformation. As a global partner with U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis, we remain committed to sustainability, inclusivity and support for the people behind the automation. So whether you’re powering the EV revolution, dazzling on Broadway, launching satellites or harnessing the wind – you can reach new heights for your business, industry and humankind.

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