FDT Group Elects New Leader for FDT North America Marketing

February 2, 2009

Shannon Foos from Rockwell Automation has been selected as Director of Marketing North America.

The FDT Group announced today that Shannon Foos of Rockwell Automation will lead the FDT North America Marketing Committee.  The FDT North America Marketing Committee is a collaboration of industry professionals from the FDT Group membership which includes leading automation suppliers and users who support the development and adoption of FDT Technology through a variety of activities such as seminars and tradeshows for the end user and engineering procurement contractor community.

Flavio Tolfo, managing director of the FDT Groups commented:” We are very pleased with the choice of Shannon Foos for this challenging position.  The FDT Group has been fast growing in the North American market, with significant increase in membership, end users references and technology acceptance.  Shannon will bring to the function a solid technical background coupled with excellent communication skills and leadership.  We wish Shannon success in her new role.”

The FDT North America Marketing Committee consists of member companies including: Chair –Rockwell Automation, ABB, Dresser, Endress + Hauser, Flowserve, Honeywell, Invensys, Mactek, Metso, M&M Software, MTL, Pepperl + Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Turck, and Yokogawa. For more information, please email: [email protected].

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is a non-profit corporation consisting of over 71 leading worldwide companies active in process and factory automation.   The major purpose of the FDT Group is to provide an open and non proprietary interface for the integration of field devices with engineering, automation and asset management systems. 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.


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