ODVA Leadership Elected for 23rd Term

El Vendrell, Spain – October 19, 2023 – The leadership for ODVA’s 23rd term was elected and announced at the 22nd Annual Meeting of Members in El Vendrell, Spain on October 19, 2023. This brings to a conclusion a successful 22nd term that saw an ODVA MemberTM increase to 400 companies, a host of EtherNet/IP enhancements that address security, process automation, and Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), an increased focused on global cooperation, and an acceleration of digital communication and content including virtual learning and educational videos.

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 23rd 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
  • Davis Mathews, senior vice president of the Industry Management and Automation at Phoenix Contact USA for Phoenix Contact
  • Scott Miller, vice president, Digital & Platform Technologies for Rockwell Automation
  • Thomas Petersen, senior director of fieldbus and system integration for Danfoss
  • Brian Reynolds, CTO, projects & automation solutions for Honeywell
  • André Uhl, vice president of technology and architecture for Schneider Electric

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 23rd term, ODVA’s corporate officers are:

  • Al Beydoun, President & Executive Director
  • Adrienne Meyer, Vice President of Operations and Membership
  • Christopher Lynch, Corporate Secretary
  • Scott Miller, 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 23rd term, ODVA’s TRB representatives are:

  • Joakim Wiberg, Chair, of HMS Networks
  • Raj Bandekar of Honeywell
  • Torben Bertelsen of Danfoss
  • Mirko Brcic of Endress+Hauser
  • Vivek R. Dave of HARTING
  • Arulkumar Karuppanagounder of Schneider Electric
  • Gregory Majcher of Rockwell Automation
  • Kai Michel of Hilscher
  • Toshiyuki Ozaki 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 23rd term, ODVA’s MAC representatives are:

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

“ODVA is pleased to have achieved significant advances in TSN conformance test preparation, energy management collaboration, PA-DIM ownership, the launch of Ethernet-APL, and the availability of Process Device Profiles for EtherNet/IP over the course of the 22nd term,” said Dr. Al Beydoun, President and Executive Director at ODVA. “ODVA would like to thank the leadership, including the board of directors, the technical review board, and the market advisory committee, for their valuable contributions in making all of the valuable EtherNet/IP enhancements and strategic collaborations possible.”

ODVA anticipates that it will announce the dates and location for its 2025 Industry Conference & 23rd Annual Meeting in Q2 2024.

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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