ODVA Leadership Elected for 22nd Term

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – March 28, 2022 – The leadership for ODVA’s 22nd term was elected and announced at the 21st Annual Meeting of Members in San Diego, California, USA on March 10, 2022. The introduction of the Market Advisory Committee is notable in that it will help ensure EtherNet/IP is well positioned for the future in this time of technological change.

ODVA’s Board of Directors has top level responsibility for strategic planning and governance and is composed of senior executives from major industrial automation device and system vendors across the globe. In the 22nd term, ODVA’s Board of Directors are:

  • Rolf Birkhofer, managing director of Endress+Hauser Process Solutions for Endress+Hauser
  • Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of HARTING Americas for HARTING
  • Satoshi Kojima, general manager of network product management group, controller division for OMRON
  • David Lagerstrom, president and CEO of Turck USA for Hans Turck Company
  • Davis Mathews, vice president of the Americas regional business unit-automation infrastructure at Phoenix Contact USA for Phoenix Contact
  • Samuel Pasquier, senior director of product management for IoT industrial networking and security for Cisco Systems
  • Thomas Petersen, senior director of fieldbus and system integration for Danfoss
  • Brian Reynolds, senior director of engineering, projects and automation solutions for Honeywell
  • André Uhl, vice president of technology and architecture for Schneider Electric
  • Jürgen Weinhofer, vice president of common architecture and technology for Rockwell Automation

The corporate leadership of the organization collectively defines and executes the strategic plan, oversees development and publication of technology and specifications, and is responsible for governance of the organization. In the 22nd term, ODVA’s corporate officers are:

  • Al Beydoun, President & Executive Director
  • Adrienne Meyer, Vice President of Operations and Membership
  • Christopher Lynch, Corporate Secretary
  • Jürgen Weinhofer, Treasurer
  • Joakim Wiberg, Chief Technology Officer

ODVA’s Technical Review Board (TRB) oversees the development of technology and standards for the organization including approval of technology enhancements for inclusion in the ODVA specifications which encompass the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP” and its network adaptations of CIP – including EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet®. In its 22nd term, ODVA’s TRB representatives are:

  • Joakim Wiberg, Chair, of HMS Networks
  • Raj Bandekar of Honeywell
  • Rudy Belliardi of Schneider Electric
  • Torben Bertelsen of Danfoss
  • Mirko Brcic of Endress+Hauser
  • Paul Didier of Cisco Systems
  • Gregory Majcher of Rockwell Automation
  • Kai Michel of Hilscher
  • Shinji Murayama of OMRON

ODVA’s Market Advisory Committee (MAC) assesses the state and future of ODVA technologies, including their global and regional adoption and utilization. In its 22nd term, ODVA’s MAC representatives are:

  • Joe Bastone of Honeywell
  • Elango Ganesan of Cisco
  • Vivek Hajarnavis of Rockwell Automation
  • Magnus Jansson of HMS Networks
  • McKenzie Reed of HARTING
  • Ryo Shimizu of OMRON
  • Tonya Wyatt of Micro Motion (Emerson)
  • Feiyan Zhao of Schneider Electric

“With the start of ODVA’s 22nd term, the expansion of the EtherNet/IP technology ecosystem will continue through both innovation and key partnerships to improve the experience of end users as well as to prepare for a future driven by Industry 4.0 and IIoT,” said Dr. Al Beydoun, President and Executive Director at ODVA. “ODVA’s distinguished leadership team has been critical to the accelerated growth and expansion of EtherNet/IP to meet the needs of industry, and the organization thanks them for their stewardship.”

ODVA anticipates that it will announce the dates and location for its 2023 Industry Conference & 22nd Annual Meeting in Q4 2022.

About ODVA
ODVA is an international standards development and trade organization with members from the world’s leading automation suppliers. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies for industrial automation. Its standards include the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP™,” ODVA’s media independent network protocol – and industrial communication technologies including EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet and others.  For interoperability of production systems and their integration with other systems, ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf, standard Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle. This principle is exemplified by EtherNet/IP – today’s leading industrial Ethernet network. Visit ODVA online at www.odva.org.

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