Rockwell Automation’s Juergen Weinhofer elected to OPC Foundation board
November 19, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
November 19, 2018 – Juergen Weinhofer, vice-president of common architecture and technology for Rockwell Automation, has been elected to the OPC Foundation’s board of directors.
The OPC Foundation is a global organization that helps industry vendors maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets.
Weinhofer will help lead the OPC Foundation in its mission of creating standards that allow multi-vendor industrial IoT technologies to securely and reliably work together.
Weinhofer’s election to the board extends Rockwell Automation’s engagement in the technical work of the OPC Foundation and its technical advisory council. Rockwell Automation is a member of the OPC Foundation and supports its efforts.
“OPC UA has become the dominant open protocol for machine-to-software and machine-to-cloud solutions,” says Weinhofer. “I look forward to helping the OPC Foundation become a leader in machine-to-machine applications and helping OPC UA users unlock more value from their production systems.”
“Rockwell Automation is a proven leader in industry standardization and open information technologies,” says Stefan Hoppe, president of the OPC Foundation. “I welcome not just Juergen’s business and political skills on the board but also the increased technical and commercial contribution that the wider Rockwell Automation team will also bring to the foundation.”