Jodoigne, Belgium, October 26, 2010
The FDT Group, AISBL announced today that Emerson Process Management, a leader in global process automation, joined the organization on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors. With its membership, Emerson will be in a better position to support field device users that deploy FDT/DTM technology.
“We are delighted to have Emerson join our leadership team. Their broad industry footprint and their respected position in the marketplace will accelerate the advancement of the FDT standards”, says Glenn Schulz, Managing Director of the FDT Group.
“By joining the FDT Group, we are reiterating our industry wide commitment to support our customers and their installed base of global standards. We would like to take a role in the stewardship of the future direction of this technology,” says Peter Zornio, Emerson’s Chief Strategic Officer. “Emerson is also committed to the FDI Project and our stewardship at the Executive level will help to unify collaboration on this important project.
As a result of Emerson joining the FDT Group as a sponsoring member, the Board of Directors has named Mr. Steve Armstrong of Emerson to the Board of Directors and Mr. Martin Zielinski has been appointed to the Executive Committee as Vice President.
About the FDT Group AISBL™
The FDT Group AISBL (www.fdtgroup.org) is an international non-profit corporation consisting of over 70 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.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. Its Valve Automation product lines (www.EmersonValveAutomation.com) encompass a vast array of valve automation products and services, bringing together well-known industry names Bettis™, El-O-Matic™, Hytork™, Shafer™, and Dantorque™. Valve Automation best-in-class technology and expertise play a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, DeltaV™, Syncade™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.