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Beckhoff Automation Appoints New Product Manager For I/O Business

January 052005
Beckhoff Automation Appoints New Product Manager For I/O Business
MINNEAPOLIS, January 5, 2005 – Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that Skip Hansen has been appointed as Product Manager of I/O Systems. In this newly created position, Hansen will help coordinate the introduction of new I/O products as well as lead I/O sales and marketing initiatives for all of Beckhoff’s North American operations.

Prior to accepting this new position, Hansen served as the Beckhoff sales and marketing manager for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and the Dakotas.

“With over 13 networks supported and over 170 I/O module variants, I believe Beckhoff Automation has the most comprehensive and cost effective I/O offering in the industry today,” said Graham Harris, President, Beckhoff Automation. “In order to manage this extensive product family, with sales growing at over 50% per year, Beckhoff Automation needed a product manager with a great depth of I/O knowledge. Skip most certainly has this knowledge and has already proven himself to be a catalyst for positive change in his new management position.”

Contact information for Skip Hansen and Beckhoff Automation I/O product management is:

Skip Hansen
Product Manager, I/O
Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave S.
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 808-6512
Fax: (952) 890-2888

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in 50 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

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