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Ethernet POWERLINK appoints two to its supervisory board

Ethernet POWERLINK appoints two to its supervisory board
August 25, 2010 - The Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) appointed Christian Schlegel, CEO of IXXAT, to its supervisory board. In this position, Schlegel follows Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Etschberger who has retired. Furthermore, Laurent Schmitt, Vice President Strategy and Innovation at ALSTOM, is a new supervisory board member. Stefan Schönegger, Business Unit Manager Open Automation at B&R, has been appointed as the General Manager; he will manage the business opera-tions for the POWERLINK user organization.

Company background
The Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG) is an independent organization founded in 2003 by leading companies from the drive and automation industry. Its aims are the standardization and further development of POWERLINK, which was first introduced by B&R in 2001. The high-performance real-time communication system is a protocol extension of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, designed to ensure real-time data transfer on the microsecond level. EPSG cooperates with leading standardization organizations, such as CAN in Automation (CiA) and the IEC. Anton Meindl, Business Manager Controls at B&R, is the EPSG’s CEO.
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