Kaoru Sonoda joins exida as partner/principal engineer

September 13, 2011 – Kaoru Sonoda joined exida as partner/principal engineer. Sonoda brings more than 30 years of professional experience, most recently serving as Digital Solution Group manager for Yokogawa Electric Corporation.

“I am pleased to welcome Sonoda to exida,” said Rainer Faller, CEO, exida GmbH. “Japan is an important country for exida, and his experience will be very helpful.”

“Sonoda has a strong background in instrumentation design and functional safety certification,” added Dr. William Goble, director, exida L.L.C. “This capability will substantially contribute to our global growth.”

Sonoda will reside in Japan and will provide training, functional safety management and other key services to Japanese manufacturers.

Sonoda received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Meiji University.

About exida:
exida is a certification and research firm specializing in safety critical/high availability automation systems, control system security, and alarm management. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida’s main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany. exida has worldwide operations with service centers in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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