April 20th - The Fieldbus Foundation is pleased to announce that Mike O'Neill has been elected onto its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Executive Advisory Council (EAC). Mike is Director of the MooreHawke Fieldbus Division of Moore Industries International, Inc., working from the Crawley, UK offices of Moore Industries Europe. Elections took place at the annual meeting held during the recent Interkama 2007 international trade fair in Hannover, Germany.
Mike graduated from Cardiff University in 1978 and joined Kent Instruments for his initial experience in process control systems. He subsequently progressed through Taylor Instruments and MTL before joining Hawke Cable Glands in 2001 to head up their fieldbus product development. Moore Industries-International, Inc. acquired that product line in 2005 and Mike was appointed Director for Fieldbus at the new MooreHawke Fieldbus Division. He is a member of the Institute of Measurement & Control (UK) and has written & presented extensively on fieldbus systems implementation, with particular expertise in physical layer and hazardous area applications. He is currently Team Leader for the development of Fieldbus Foundation Test Specifications for Fieldbus Device Couplers.
About the Fieldbus Foundation EAC:
The Fieldbus Foundation EMEA EAC, a committee of senior executives from EMEA's leading control and instrumentation companies, was established in February 2005 in response to growing demand for Foundation fieldbus in the EMEA industrial market. The advisory council is dedicated to promoting the adoption of Foundation technology by automation equipment suppliers and end users and it ensures the funding and availability of human resources to support local fieldbus marketing activities across the EMEA region. Implementation of the EAC's directives and the development of regional marketing initiatives are undertaken by the Fieldbus Foundation EMEA Steering Committee together with local marketing groups.
Other council participants include: Dr. Gunther Kegel, Pepperl+Fuchs, as council chairman; Dr. Graeme Philp, as council vice-chairman, Jürgen Fuchs, ABB; Jim Nyquist, Emerson Process Management; Dr. Raimund Sommer, Endress+Hauser; Dr. Georg Schneider, Hirschmann; Christopher Dartnell, Honeywell; Alain Ginguene, Invensys; Mick Grange, Rockwell Automation; Dr. Peter Völker, R. Stahl; Dr. Wolfgang Trier, Softing; and Harry Hauptmeijer, Yokogawa.