Emerson Process Management joins FDT Group

Nov. 8, 2010
Emerson joins organization to support global base of field device users.

JODOIGNE, Belgium -- The FDT Group, AISBL has announced that Emerson Process Management 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.

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.