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Online | 21 November 2023

Thomas Heinzerling

Position: SVP, Advanced Operations Services, Linde Gmbh

Thomas heads the Linde Advanced Operations Services, a unit within the Linde Group, that develops and provides services for the Process Industry based on process data and advanced automation to implement Industry 4.0.


For the last 5 years he was responsible for Linde’s Operations across Asia Pacific and the Remote Operating Centre in Kuala Lumpur that is operating 125 plants in 12 countries from one control room using algorithms to predict failures and monitor the safety and efficiency of the plants. Thomas has managed the global Automation & Optimization agenda of Linde Gas including the scale up of Linde‘s global data acquisition system collecting 500,000+ data points from 1000+ plants every minute. He held multiple senior leadership positions in Linde Engineering including Head of Process Engineering, Systems Engineering & Commissioning for Air Separation Plants, Head of Automation & Electrical Engineering and Global Product Manager for Tonnage Plants. Thomas has extensive experience in commissioning of process plants around the globe and was part of the commissioning team for the Ruwais 1 cracker for Borouge as Systems Integration Manager.