Shuzo Kaihori joins other industry leaders on foundation board
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23, 2006 — The Fieldbus Foundation today announced that Shuzo Kaihori, vice president of Industrial Automation Business Headquarters for Yokogawa Electric Corporation, has been named to its board of directors. Mr. Kaihori replaces board member Teruyoshi Minaki, who has served on the Foundation’s board for the past two years.
Mr. Kaihori joins other automation industry leaders serving on the foundation board. In addition to Chairman John Berra of Emerson Process Management, members now include: Kenneth Deken, Rockwell Automation; David Eisner, Honeywell; Motofumi Matsumura, Fuji; Jim Porter, DuPont; Claude Ricaud, Schneider Electric; Ron Szanyi, ExxonMobil; Mark Taft, ABB; Hirozume Sone, Yamatake Corporation, John Eva, Invensys; and Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller, Siemens AG.
As the Fieldbus Foundation’s newest director, Mr. Kaihori looks forward to taking an active role in the future direction of Foundation fieldbus. “I am honored to have an opportunity to join the foundation board,” said Mr. Kaihori. “Foundation fieldbus is recognized as a worldwide automation standard and widening its application coverage, and I am looking forward to serving with my industry colleagues to help keep the technology beneficial to end users.”
Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Richard Timoney welcomed Mr. Kaihori to the board of directors. “Shuzo Kaihori will be a valuable contributor to our organization. He has extensive knowledge of control systems application and is an enthusiastic and hard-working executive.”
Mr. Kaihori has had a lengthy career with Yokogawa Electric Corporation. He is the company’s vice president of Industrial Automation Business Headquarters for Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan. His previous position was president of Yokogawa Corporation of America.
About the Fieldbus Foundation
The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of a single, international, interoperable fieldbus. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability. Visit their web site at www.fieldbus.org.