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OPC Foundation appoints director of North America region


May 4, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The OPC Foundation has appointed Michael Clark as the director of OPC Foundation North America.

Stefan Hoppe, president and executive director, selected Clark to support OPC North American membership, and to act as a spokesperson for the foundation throughout the region.

With over 30 years of experience, Clark is internationally recognized in the process automation sector for his expertise in Industrial Control System (ICS) fieldbus protocols.

Clark is also recognized for his contributions to the Open Process Automation Standard (OPAS) since its inception.

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As a vendor-neutral advocate for the end-user community, Clark became the founding director of BusCorp Inc., a Canadian-based consulting firm dedicated to design, implementation, commissioning and training in the competencies of ICS networks and fieldbus systems.

He has supported industrial sectors across the globe including, refining and upgrading, chemicals, food & beverage, gas exploration, off-shore production, water and wastewater treatment, power generation and nuclear remediation.

“Mike brings expertise and knowledge to the OPC Foundation for which we have long been searching,” says Hoppe in a statement.

“His background in the process automation industry, and his exceptional reputation across a wide array of operating companies, extends the foundation’s reach beyond sectors we currently serve – it provides increased exposure of OPC technologies and greater opportunities for adoption in areas where we are strengthening our focus.”