Dr. Farshad Amir replaces Jim Porter in key automation industry post
AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2008 — The Fieldbus Foundation today announced that Dr. Farshad Amir, technology manager of instrument and control systems for DuPont Engineering, has been named to its board of directors. Amir replaces Porter, who is retiring from DuPont, in this key automation industry post.
In addition to Chairman John Berra of Emerson Process Management, Fieldbus Foundation board members now include: Kenneth Deken, Rockwell Automation; David Eisner, Honeywell; Motofumi Matsumura, Fuji; Satoru Kurosu, Yokogawa; Farshad Amir, DuPont; Dr. Gunther Kegel, Pepperl+Fuchs; Timm Madden, ExxonMobil; Mark Taft, ABB; Hirozume Sone, Yamatake Corporation; John Eva, Invensys; Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller, Siemens AG; and Fred Cohn, Schneider Electric.
Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Richard Timoney congratulated Amir on his selection to the foundation board of directors. "Farshad Amir holds an important automation technology position at a leading end user company. His expertise in the area of instrumentation and process control systems will be a significant asset to our board."
Dr. Amir has over 24 years of experience with DuPont in the areas of process control, automation systems, and application of information technology to manufacturing operations. As technology manager of instrument and control systems for DuPont Engineering, he is leading the organization in designing and engineering process automation systems and technology leveraged among DuPont operations worldwide. Throughout his career at DuPont, Amir has led multiple project teams at various plant sites to deploy state-of-the-art manufacturing automation systems.
Farshad Amir has served as a standards committee director for the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) since 2003. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
About the Fieldbus Foundation
The Fieldbus Foundation is a global not-for-profit corporation consisting of leading process end users and automation companies. Within the Fieldbus Foundation, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations work together to develop an automation infrastructure that provides process integrity, business intelligence and open scalable integration in a managed environment. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldbus.org.