OPC Foundation announces the election of Jürgen Weinhofer to the Board of Directors https://www.automation.com/files/pluginfiles/item_99728/field_376/20181116-OPC-Foundation-image_reg.jpg
19. November 2018 - The OPC Foundation has elected Jürgen Weinhofer, Rockwell Automation vice president of common architecture and technology, as its board of directors. Weinhofer will support the OPC Foundation's mission to create standards that enable secure and reliable collaboration between industrial IoT technologies from multiple vendors.
Weinhofer's election to the Board extends Rockwell Automation's commitment to the technical work of the OPC Foundation and its Technical Advisory Board. Rockwell Automation is a member of the OPC Foundation and supports its efforts.
"OPC UA has become the dominant open protocol for machine-to-software and machine-to-cloud solutions and is becoming an increasingly important enterprise for companies using Connected," said Weinhofer. "I look forward to helping the OPC Foundation become a leader in machine-to-machine applications and helping OPC UA users bring more value to their production systems."
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation is a company dedicated to industrial automation and information, making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
About the OPC Foundation
Since 1996, the OPC Foundation has facilitated the development and introduction of OPC standards for information exchange. As the proponent and administrator of these specifications, the Foundation's mission is to help industrial enterprises, end users, and software developers maintain the interoperability of their manufacturing and automation resources. The OPC Foundation strives to provide the best specifications, technologies, processes, and certifications to achieve secure, reliable, and reliable interoperability with multiple vendors and platforms for transferring data and information from the embedded world to the enterprise cloud. The foundation serves over 600 members worldwide in the fields of Industrial Automation, IT, IoT, IIoT, M2M, Industry 4.0, Building Automation, Machine Tools, Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals and Smart Energy.
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