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OPC Foundation announces new president

The OPC Foundation has announced Stefan Hoppe as its next President and Executive Director.

Thomas Burke, the former President and Executive Director, nominated Hoppe as his successor before resigning during the last Board of Directors meeting. Burke will remain as an officer on the Board of Directors and will continue his widespread evangelism for OPC UA adoption across various domains.



Stefan Hoppe is a long-standing member of the control automation industry and the OPC Foundation. As an electrical engineer, he joined BECKHOFF in 1995 where he developed OPC classic server and in 2006 the world first OPC UA server integrated into an embedded controller. In 2008 he initiated and chaired the PLCopen OPC UA Companion working group which results are adopted in process industries and discrete manufacturing by multiple international well-known vendors.

News report by OPC Foundation.


Source: Industrial Ethernet Book Issue 109 / 5
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