New Board Members Named to PI North America

Strong Leadership Focused on Openness, Security, and the Future of Industrial Networks

PI North America is pleased to announce three new Board of Directors members including Darrell Halterman, Victor Wolowec, and Bernd Raithel. Each new Board member brings a fresh perspective and wealth of experience with industrial networks and systems that will help shape long-term strategy and the future of PI North America.

Darrell Halterman is the Director of PACSystems Controls and Compute for Emerson’s Controls & Software business unit. The business is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA providing a broad portfolio of automation products and solutions including PLC/PAC controls and industrial I/O, motion and safety controls and devices, operator interfaces and industrial PCs, industrial Ethernet and power devices, and edge devices and solutions.

Victor Wolowec is National Distribution Channel Sales Manager at Hilscher North America since 2012. He has spent most of his career in Industrial Automation, but Victor’s passion is in creating results-oriented organizations that thrive. Starting from the ground up, Victor built an extensive North American distribution channel for Hilscher’s end-user products including gateways and PC cards.

Bernd Raithel is the Director of Product Management & Marketing and Deployment of New Technologies in the Factory Automation business unit of Siemens Industry. He has over 19 years of experience with Siemens in Factory Automation, creating products that help improve production and machines.