Mr. Zitzmann has started his career with an degree in electro-technical engineering, in 2003. Since 2004 he has been working for CAN in Automation (CiA) GmbH. For the non-profit CAN users' and manufacturers' group CiA e.V. he attended to working groups that standardized interfaces for CANopen device, in specific application fields; among others in medical applications. Since 2008, Mr. Zitzmann has been responsible for the CiA seminars and CiA technical working groups. Since April 2017, Mr. Zitzmann is managing director of CAN in Automation GmbH.
Mr. Zitzmann also represents the interests of CiA member companies in international standardization bodies such as ISO/IEC as well as national mirror groups, as well.