AS-I Trade Organization Announces Major Changes |

AS-I Trade Organization Announces Major Changes

March 252005
Name Change and New Board Member Among Changes

Scottsdale, AZ - The AS-I Trade Organization announced that effective immediately, the new organization name is AS-Interface USA. The name change reinforces the global success (over 10 million AS-Interface nodes have been sold) of the AS-Interface and Safety at Work technology. Michael Bryant, Executive Director said, “This change is designed to bring the name of the North American member organization in consonance with the other international organizations thus emphasizing the worldwide reach and scope of the AS-Interface technology.” The closer cooperation between the various AS-Interface user organizations mirrors the activities of AS-Interface OEMs and end users. For North America, the success of AS-Interface as an approved and available safety network with direct integration into Rockwell PLCs is again the main focus of most of the AS-Interface USA marketing and educational efforts. For more information please visit our web sites at or

In addition, AS-Interface USA also announced the appointment of Mr. Garrett Place of ifm efector as its newest member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Place joins Mr. John Burns of Siemens, Dr. Helge Hornis of Pepperl + Fuchs, Mr. Rolf Becker of AS-International and Chairman, Mr. Michael Bryant. Mr. Place currently is the product manager of the AS-i Safety product line.

About AS-Interface: AS-Interface is a powerful yet simple solution to connecting hundreds of I/O and Safety Devices to the world’s leading PLCs. The worldwide membership numbers more than 200 vendors who supply more than 500 different products. Currently, the following 11 member organizations serve the continuously growing global user base:

  • AS-International
  • AS-Interface Belgium
  • AS-Interface Czech Republic
  • AS-Interface China
  • AS-Interface France
  • AS-Interface Great Britain
  • AS-Interface Italy
  • AS-Interface Japan
  • AS-Interface Sweden
  • AS-Interface Switzerland
  • AS-Interface The Netherlands
  • AS-Interface USA
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