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Episode 527: Autonomous Vehicle Charging On The Go

On This Episode

Are you aware of the new technology that places wireless charging platens where your autonomous vehicle pause to recharge the batteries and reduce ‘parked time to recharge’? Safe, efficient wireless spot charging is available for industrial vehicles today, and explained in this interview with Julian Seume, CMO at


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Julian Seume

Julian Seume is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of Sales of the German based inductive wireless power company Wiferion.

He holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master of Sciences in Business Management from the renowed German University of Muenster. After his studies he started his carreer as a Marketing Manager for the German machine tool company DMG in Chicago, Illinois in 2008. By 2011 he moved back to Europe to take over the service devision of the Austrian subsidiary and also became deputy Managing Director. From 2014 on he was responsible for the global aftersales marketing of the German Japanese company DMG MORI before he moved to South East Asia to become President Director of the Singaporean and Indonesian regional companies.

In 2019 he returned to his hometown Freiburg in the Black Forest region and joined the technology start-up Wiferion as a CMO. In his role he is responsible for the overall go-to market strategy, the brand development and all aspects of strategic and operative marketing. In 2020 he managed to win the three most important intralogistic awards in Europe with the wireless charging solution etaLINK. Since 2021 he is also responisble for the world wide sales.

Julian is married, has two sons and loves to play golf and tennis as well as cooking for friends and family. He truly believes that wireless charging will change the way energy is transferred in the future and that Wiferion will help to electrify the economy.

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