SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in North America, is proud to announce the appointment of Philip Marshall, CEO of Hilscher North America, to its Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously to approve Mr. Marshall’s nomination and he plans to attend his first Board meeting later this year.
As CEO of its North American operations, Mr. Marshall is responsible for overseeing all development, marketing, and sales activities at Hilscher for the USA and Canada. Prior to joining Hilscher in 2002, he also held management positions with Siemens, SST, and Nematron.
Mr. Marshall comments, “Hilscher has been involved with PROFIBUS from the very beginning with our embedded solutions for the technology. Now with the growing adoption of PROFINET, we want to be an integral part of its success in North America.” Hilscher’s product portfolio also includes interface cards, gateways, and data visualization solutions.
“Hilscher brings a unique perspective to the Board, one that we look forward to incorporating into our existing plans,” says Michael Bryant, Executive Director of PI North America. “By joining the Board, the company can now play a pivotal role in determining the strategic direction of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in North America. Phil’s leadership will help us expand the efforts of our Board to bring the technologies to an even wider market.” Mr. Marshall will join fellow Board members Bernie Anger of GE Intelligent Platforms, Raj Batra of Siemens Industry, Mike Rothwell of Phoenix Contact, and Mr. Bryant.
About PI North America
PI North America is a non-profit, member-supported automation organization for fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet, specifically PROFIBUS and PROFINET. It is dedicated to supporting the discrete and process industries in achieving beneficial results using these networks. PI North America also assists device manufacturers in the development and marketing of PROFIBUS and PROFINET products. It is one of 27 regional associations that make up the global PI community. Established in 1989, PI has more than 1,500 different member companies, who have developed and now supply more than 3,000 unique devices. To date, more than 50,000,000 PROFIBUS devices have been installed and the total number of PROFINET devices installed now exceeds 10,000,000. Members of PI North America include vendors of hardware, software and systems as well as end users and operators, scientific institutes, universities, distributors, and system integrators.
About Hilscher North America
Hilscher North America, based in a Chicago suburb, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH. Hilscher specializes in products, technologies and services at the leading edge of industrial communications. Core products include chips, controllers, embedded modules, gateways, PC cards and supporting software stacks. Hilscher’s netX system-on-a-chip solution is a highly integrated network controller optimized for communication and maximum data throughput. netX provides support for more than 33 different master and slave stacks for industrial protocols, including PROFIBUS and PROFINET.