Ulrich Schmitz has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and project handling of tailor-made turbo machinery for markets such as industrial gases, power generation, chemical/petrochemical and oil and gas. In his current role as Vice President Marketing for Atlas Copco Gas and Process, he is based at the production company Atlas Copco Energas in Cologne, Germany. Schmitz drives product management and state-of-the-art products, while also identifying new markets and products needed in the near and long-term future. Before taking on his current role in marketing, Schmitz worked in R&D. In this capacity, he was responsible for growing the technical competence of Atlas Copco Gas and Process product applications in the oil and gas industry, while also ensuring that Atlas Copco Gas and Process products are continuously technically optimized by meeting customer specifications and API requirements. He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (FH Köln), Germany.