EtherCAT appoints Luke Lecheler Communications Coordinator |

EtherCAT appoints Luke Lecheler Communications Coordinator

AUSTIN, TX, January 24, 2008 – The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), appointed Luke Lecheler Communications Coordinator for the organization’s North American activities. Lecheler will assist the ETG in the areas of media relations, organization news, technical seminars and trade shows. With over 600 member companies from around the world, the ETG includes many of the largest and most influential North American companies in the industrial device, software, machine building and manufacturing industries.

Lecheler joins the EtherCAT Technology Group with years of communications experience with the next generation Ethernet-based fieldbus as well as many other industrial automation technologies. Prior to joining the ETG, Lecheler worked at Beckhoff Automation where he assisted in marketing communications, documentation and technical writing in the areas of automation, I/O, PC-based control, PLCs and motion control.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Luke into the EtherCAT Technology Group,” said Joey Stubbs, North American Representative, EtherCAT Technology Group. “Luke’s communications and writing experience in a wide range of industrial topics will be put to immediate use at the ETG. We’re now better positioned to promote the most advanced real-time Industrial Ethernet technologies available today.”

Lecheler holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota.

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) is an organization in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance EtherCAT technology. With over 600 members, the EtherCAT Technology Group has become the largest organization in the world that is exclusively focused on Industrial Ethernet technologies. Founded in November 2003, it is also currently the fastest growing fieldbus organization. EtherCAT sets new standards for real-time performance and topology flexibility while meeting or undercutting fieldbus cost levels. EtherCAT features include high precision device synchronization, a cable redundancy option and a functional safety protocol (SIL3).
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