Marc Van Pelt has been with Pepperl+Fuchs since 1989 as the co-founder of Pepperl+Fuchs Belgium. Thereafter he transferred to the Pepperl+Fuchs Global Headquarters in Mannheim – Germany, to be the Director of Global Account Management. In 2005 he became the Sales Director Process Automation responsible for the sales and marketing activities for Western Europe and Africa.He relocated to South Africa in 2014 as the Pepperl+Fuchs Managing Director & Sales Director for Africa.

He heads up a working group Industry 4.0 for both the Society for Automation, Instrumentation Measurement and Control (SAIMC) as well as at the German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AHK) in Southern Africa. Currently he is the Chairperson of the Industrial Instrumentation Group (IIG).