FieldComm Group has named Thoralf Schulz, Global Technology Manager, Control Technologies in Process Automation, ABB, as the new chairman of its board of directors. Schulz follows Hans Georg Kumpfmüller, President, Siemens Process Automation, who led the organization from its founding in January 2015.
Schulz has a degree in Electrical Engineering and also holds a Master of Business Administration. After finishing his studies in Electrical Engineering he joined ABB as a product manager in the area of process control systems. Since then he has held various positions in product management, project management and product development within ABB's process automation business. From 1997 to 2010, Schulz worked for ABB in the US as R&D Manager for North America for Process Automation. He is located in Mannheim, Germany in his current position.
In other board changes, Shinji Oda, General Manager, Technology Marketing, Yokogawa, will succeed Kimikazu Takahashi, a Yokogawa corporate fellow. Axel Lorenz, Vice President, Process Automation, Siemens AG, will also join the board.
FieldComm Group's other current board members include: Masaki Iwasaki, President, Azbil/Advanced Automation Company; Dr. Rolf Birkhofer, Managing Director, Endress+Hauser Process Solutions AG; Peter Zornio, Chief Strategic Officer, Emerson Process Management; Shiro Kondo, General Manager of Industrial Infrastructure Business, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.; Paul McLaughlin, Chief Engineer, Honeywell Process Solutions; Gunther Kegel, Chief Executive Officer, Pepperl+Fuchs; Shannon Foos, Segment Manager for Process Automation Networks, Integration and Asset Management, Rockwell Automation; and John Eva, Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric.
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