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Oct 11

PI North America Announces New Technical Marketing Director

PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in North America, is proud to announce the appointment of Nelly Ayllon as its new Technical Marketing Director. PI North America was on the search for a fresh face in the industry to bring a combination of technical skills and marketing capabilities. Nelly’s…
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Nov 15

Rich Carpenter, GE, Joins Board of Directors

PI North America, the non-profit trade organization for PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in North America, is proud to announce the appointment of Richard Carpenter, GE, to its Board of Directors. Carpenter is the Product General Manager for GE Energy Connections’ Automation and Controls product platforms. The Board voted unanimously to approve Mr. Carpenter’s nomination, and…
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Aug 12

PI North America PROFINET Plugfest

PROFINET devices and controllers successfully put through their paces SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PI North America in cooperation with the PROFI Interface Center created the first North American PROFINET plugfest, hosted by Phoenix Contact in Ann Arbor, MI on August 3-4. Thirty-five engineers from thirteen companies brought six controllers and thirty I/O devices to the plugfest.…
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May 28

Philip Marshall, Hilscher, Joins Board of Directors

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…
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Apr 7

PI North America Announces New Board Member

Ken Hoover, Softing, Joins Board of Directors 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 Ken Hoover, President of Softing North America, to its Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously to approve Mr. Hoover’s nomination and he…
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Oct 18

PROFINET now has a ‘wall of fame’

PROFINET now has a ‘wall of fame’ in North America A real-world test bed and reference network JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE – The PROFI Interface Center (PIC) has completed a PROFINET ‘wall of fame’ in its Test Lab that features PROFINET devices they have tested and certified. This ever-growing network constantly evolves with the latest innovations…
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Apr 11

50th PI Competence Center Established

50th PI Competence Center Established KW Software to Support PROFINET in American Markets SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA: PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has appointed its 50th PI Competence Center (PICC) for PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The latest organization to have successfully passed the accreditation process is KW Software of Ann Arbor, Michigan. PI Competence Centers play an important…
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Feb 27

PROFINET/PROFIBUS Training Center Targets 1000th Graduate

Twice as many PROFINET Network Engineers Certified in 2012 as PROFIBUS DP/PA   The PROFI Interface Center (PIC) in Johnson City, TN, North America’s only organization dedicated to Certifying “Network Engineers” for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, has made a significant investment in new equipment and systems to enhance its ability to train industrial networking engineers in…
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Nov 5

Free Training Schedule for PROFIBUS and PROFINET in 2013

Eighteen free training classes are scheduled for 2013. There are two different curricula: PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Specific dates and venues are selected at least 30 days prior to the class. If you are interested in attending this year, bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates or subscribe to our newsletter. Attendees of each…
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Oct 15

PROFINET GROWTH”ESCALATES” AS PROFIBUS CONTINUES TO FLOURISH

GAM keynote by Ford Powertrain highlights importance of standardization in manufacturing SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, October 11th 2012: The 18th General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of PI North America, which took place September 26-27th 2012, benefited from “one of the most impressive PROFINET presentations I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to,” according to Executive Director Michael J…
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