Michael Bryant has been involved with Industrial Automation and the Fieldbus Industries for the past twenty years. He is best known for his worldwide support of the PROFIBUS/PROFINET technologies. With assistance from PROFIBUS International (PI), he founded the PROFIBUS Trade Organization (PTO) in January 1993 which was renamed PI North America in 2010. Today he serves as Chairman of the Board of PI North America and Administrative Director of the OPC Foundation.
Mr. Bryant joined Matrix Corporation as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1988 after retiring from the US Naval Submarine Service. In 1992, he became the Vice President of Global Marketing with PEP Modular Computers. Mr. Bryant resigned his position with PEP in January 1995 to serve full time as the Executive Director of PI North America. In July 2001, he founded Panoramix Services LLC, a corporation specializing in marketing, administrative, and technical services for trade associations.
Mr. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.