AUSTIN, Texas, October 3, 2007 - The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the establishment of the Fieldbus Foundation Norwegian marketing committee (FF-NO MC) to promote the adoption of Foundation technology throughout the Norwegian market through a wide range of end user focused activities including training seminars, discussion forums and trade show participation.
At its inaugural meeting, the FF-NO MC named an interim board comprising Knut Glenna (Emerson Process Management) as Chairman, Even Fladberg (Endress+Hauser) as Secretary, Per Groenstein (Pepperl+Fuchs) as Treasurer/Marketing, and Einar Huse (Norex/MTL) as Marketing Officer. Other participating companies include ABB, Danyko/Turck, Honeywell, Invensys, R. Stahl and Yokogawa.
Fully supported by the Fieldbus Foundation EMEA Executive Advisory Council (EAC) and the Fieldbus Foundation EMEA Steering Committee, the establishment of the FF-NO MC was welcomed by Marc Van Pelt, Vice-President of Fieldbus Foundation EMEA Operations, "The demand for Foundation technology within the global oil & gas and hydrocarbon processing industries is well established but there is a particularly dynamic and strong market for new automation technology in the North Sea offshore region and Norway." He continued, "The Norwegian committee will play an important role in promoting the primary value propositions of Foundation technology, which include process integrity, business intelligence, and open and scalable integration of information across process manufacturing plants."
The committee's plans for 2007/8 include exhibiting at the PA-Messen 2007 exhibition (Oslo, 9-11 October 2007); the development of an end user seminar schedule; the establishment of a local End User Council (EUC); and a close working relationship with the Norwegian Industry Association for Electrotechnology and Automation (IFEA) and the Norwegian Society of Automatic Control (NFA).
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L-R: Einar S. Huse, Norex/MTL; John van der Geer, Yokogawa; Karl Gustav Halvorsen, Danyko/Turck; Knut Glenna, Emerson Process Management; Rune Olav Strandås, ABB; Per Grønstein, Pepperl+Fuchs; Even Fladberg, Endress+Hauser; Marc Van Pelt, Fieldbus Foundation