SICK North America

  • SICK established it's United States subsidiary in 1976.  SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, LLC (PCA), the shared services, manufacturing and production subsidiary was established in 2017. Our U.S. headquarters are located in Minneapolis, MN and we have sales offices throughout the U.S.   In addition, SICK has more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide. 

    Our goal is to help our clients achieve their goals: high production rates, short processing times, safe environments and consistent high quality. We design and manufacture our cost-effective products to achieve a high level of precision, reliability and versatility.

    SICK is a leading manufacturer of factory, logistics and process automation technology worldwide. With more than 1,000 patents for its products, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, consumer goods, logistics, parcel,  material handling, oil and gas, chemical/HPI , power, and cement industries.

    SICK’s expansive product portfolio includes:

    • Industrial Sensors
    • Safety Solutions
    • Automatic Identification
    • Vision
    • Encoders
    • Gas, Dust, and Flow Analyzers

    In addition, we have more than 70 years of application experience and a full-service support organization with 24/7 telephone assistance to meet the emerging needs of our customers.

    Since our inception, we have led the world in opto-electronic safety solutions for hazardous machines and work areas. SICK continues to develop innovative point-of-operation devices, optical perimeter and area guards. Advanced functions of our safety control devices include fixed, floating, and multiple point floating blanking, Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) and multiple configurable muting controls.

    With an innovative line of bar code line scanners, omni scanners, vision-based reading systems, integration software, and dimensioning products, SICK offers the industry's broadest range of solutions for automatic identification applications. And, we have more than 50 years of application experience and a full-service support organization with 24/7 telephone assistance to meet the emerging needs of our customers. High-performance, flexibility and simplicity are the hallmarks of SICK's bar code scanners and systems.

    Our Environmental Monitors division  is a worldwide supplier of opacity, gas, dust and flow analyzers. SICK's equipment utilizes in-situ technologies to provide the most cost-effective installation, operation and maintenance.

  • andreas lautemann

    Andreas Lautemann joined SICK in 2008 as a Production Engineer and now serves as the Chief Technology Officer for SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, reporting to Dr. Niels Syassen, a member of the SICK AG Executive Board. In his current role, Andreas is a member of the SICK North America Management Board, overseeing R&D and Functional Safety, including all engineering functions, safety standards, competence, and Product Lifecycle Management Services. Additionally, he handles product management responsibilities.

    Before assuming his current position at SICK, Andreas held the roles of Team Manager for Process Design and Team Manager for Continuous and Customized Engineering. Most recently, he served as the head of the BU R&D Motor Feedback Systems in the Business Cluster Sensing Efficiency for the last seven years.

    Andreas attended the University of Hochschule Konstanz in Germany, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His technology and leadership skills, combined with a customer-centric mindset and a Business Cluster perspective, contribute significantly to his role within SICK Product & Competence Center Americas.

    christian weisenahl

    Christian Weisenahl joined the US subsidiary of SICK in January 2023. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the US and Canadian Subsidiaries of SICK, where he currently oversees Finance & Controlling, HR, Service, Purchasing, Order Processing, IT, e-Business, Management Systems, and Facility Management.  Christian reports to Jan Eberhardt, a member of the SICK AG Executive Board. 

    Prior to his current role, Christian gained territory management experience throughout Europe. He headed the European sales office in Munich, Germany, at Two Technologies, Inc., before assuming the responsibilities of Finance, Controlling & Internal Services for SICK’s German Sales & Service Unit from 2007 to 2017.

    Christian graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany, with a degree in Business Administration. 

    dave szczepanski

    Dave Szczepanski joined SICK in November 2012. He currently serves as the President of Execution and is a member of the SICK North America Management Board, responsible for Service, Project Execution, and Customer Care. Additionally, he holds the position of Chairperson for SICK Product & Competence Center Americas. Dave reports to Feng Jiao, a member of the SICK AG Executive Board.

    Before assuming his current role, Dave served as the Head of Logistics Automation, where he played a pivotal role in building up sales and marketing efforts in that domain. He also called the SICK offices in Germany home for a time, gaining valuable intercultural experience. 

    Dave holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management from Kettering University. With over 20 years of experience in systems execution, project management, and sales, he brings a wealth of expertise to his current position.

    elise furlan

    Elise Furlan joined SICK in 2014 as an attorney, becoming the first attorney outside Germany to join the SICK group. She currently serves as the Chief Legal and People Officer for North America and SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, for which she also holds the position of President. Elise is a member of the joint SICK North America Management Board, where she oversees Human Resources, Compliance, People Development, and Legal operations across North America and, in some cases, all of the Americas.

    Before assuming her current role, Elise served as the Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas and Asia, as well as the General Counsel for North America. In these capacities, she established international relationships and developed a world-class Legal Department.

    Elise holds an Economics and Political Science degree with a concentration in International Relations from Carleton College. She earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota and studied finance and accounting at Harvard. Her strong global perspective was shaped by her studies abroad at the University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut.

    Randy Ross joined SICK in 2008 as Supply Chain Manager. Currently, Randy serves as Vice President of the Regional Fulfillment Center, and in this capacity, he is a member of the SICK North America Management Board for SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, reporting directly to Ulrike Kahle-Roth, a member of the SICK AG Executive Board.

    Before assuming his current position, Randy held the role of Supply Chain Director. In that role, he provided direct leadership in areas such as Inventory Management, Distribution, and Transportation.

    Randy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Winona State University. His expertise in supply chain solutions, inventory management, and achieving bottom-line results significantly contributes to his role within SICK Product & Competence Center Americas.

    ron jubis

    Ron Jubis joined SICK in 2015. He currently serves as President of Sales and Chairman for Sales and Service for SICK North America, reporting to Feng Jiao, a member of the SICK AG Executive Board. Ron's responsibilities span Sales, Market Product Management, Marketing, and Consulting & Digital Solutions operations across North America. Before this role, Ron pioneered the Consulting & Digital Solutions team in North America--the first of its kind within the global SICK Group--and expanded its reach across borders, assisting customers on their digital transformation journey. Additionally, Ron has led the largest global key account team within the SICK Group, resulting in the world's largest direct and indirect account business for SICK.

    Ron studied abroad at the Hochschule Esslingen - University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in Automotive Design & Analysis from Kettering University.

  • Quality at SICK

    Quality and Environmental Policy

    SICK embodies quality in its commitment to completely satisfy the current and future expectations of our customers. To meet this commitment we establish long term relationships with both our suppliers and customers.

    SICK commits to comply with all standard requirements and utilize continuous improvement as means to improve the effectiveness of the quality management system. 

    SICK, being aware of our responsibility to the environment, is dedicated to continual improvement and the prevention of pollution through the setting and reviewing of our environmental objectives and targets, and promises to comply with all applicable environmental legislation and regulations. In addition, we are committed to the economical use of resources, minimization of emissions, and the development of environmentally friendly products.

    SICK management ensures that all SICK personnel, who are key to the achievement of our goals, have the awareness and skills to participate in and carry out this policy.

    ISO Certification

    SICK is proud to be certified to the ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards.

    Voluntarily pursued by organizations committed to customer satisfaction, ISO 9001 certification ensures the quality of our design, manufacturing and service process. It verifies that our products and services are produced with documented quality control procedures that meet global standards.

    Innovative Technology

    SICK products are designed using the latest available technologies and cost-effective manufacturing methods for exceptional customer value. We recognize that each application requires absolute dependability and the products we sell must fit into a wide range of environments. That's why we design our products using state-of-the-art hardware platforms, the best available designs and the latest in communications capabilities. The result is products that are more compact, easier to install and maintain and packed with the latest technological advances for maximum ongoing performance and reliability. Our industrial sensors, automatic identification solutions, machine vision, and safety systems lead the industry in new technology and innovation.