RADEBERG, GERMANY-Baumer Optronic GmbH, a member of the worldwide Baumer Group and manufacturer of digital image acquisition components and smart vision sensors, appointed Dirk Rüttgerodt as managing director for commercial management. Rüttgerodt will work closely with long-time Managing Director for Technical Management Dr. Joachim Ihlefeld. The most recent commercial manager, Dr. Oliver Vietze, has been appointed to the management board of the Baumer Group.