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Marc Van Pelt Appointed Fieldbus Foundation Corporate Secretary

Pepperl+Fuchs executive assumes key corporate responsibilities

AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2009 – The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the appointment of Marc Van Pelt as its corporate secretary. Van Pelt will add corporate responsibilities to his current positions as the foundation’s Vice-president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations; and Chairman; EMEA Steering Committee. He has also been a member of the Fieldbus Foundation European Marketing Committee (FF-EMC) for more than a decade.

Fieldbus Foundation appoints Mark Van Pelt corporate secretaryVan Pelt is a 20-year employee of Pepperl+Fuchs, a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and components for the global automation market, and holds the title of Sales Director, Process Automation, for Western Europe and Africa.

In accepting his new Fieldbus Foundation responsibilities, Van Pelt said, “Taking a corporate function in combination with my role as Vice President, EMEA Operations will surely intensify even more the relationship between the global and EMEA levels, which will be to the benefit of the entire foundation.”Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney welcomed the appointment of Van Pelt as corporate secretary. “Marc Van Pelt has been a tremendous asset to the Fieldbus Foundation during his tenure as Vice President, EMEA Operations, and I am certain he will do an excellent job in his new corporate role with our organization.”

Timoney added, “The Fieldbus Foundation is taking steps to strengthen our organizational structural in support of the Foundation fieldbus supplier and end user communities. By increasing our worldwide capabilities and resources, we are better able to serve industry stakeholders seeking greater operational excellence through implementation of the Foundation automation infrastructure.” For more information about the Fieldbus Foundation, please visit

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



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