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PLCopen Trade Organization Appoints Bill Lydon Managing Director for North America

The Netherlands, The PLCopen Board of Management is pleased to welcome Bill Lydon of Applied Marketing Concepts as Managing Director of PLCopen North American. “Based on Bill’s industrial controls experience, personnel recommendations, and knowledge of IEC-61131-3, we are confident that Bill will be successful in positioning PLCopen as a strong organization serving the control industry in North America.” commented Eelco Van Der Wal, Managing Director PLCopen. Bruce Buscher, PLCopen board member observed, "Everyday it becomes more apparent that efficient industrial automation based on worldwide standards is required for companies to compete globally, Bill is a great addition to PLCopen.”

“I am excited to work with PLCopen; the concept of open architecture programming languages for controls has been discussed for years and is being realized today through the efforts of PLCopen and member companies. PLCopen North America plans to achieve the high awareness and adoption of IEC-61131-3 and other automation standards that are successful in Europe, Japan, and China.” commented Bill Lydon.

About PLCopen
PLCopen is a non-profit industry organization dedicated to improving the programming efficiency control and automation engineers by providing information, training, and fostering communications between users, vendors, educators and others. PLCopen members are leading industrial automation companies including Siemens, ABB, Baumuller, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, B&R, Digital, ProFace, ELAU, GE Fanuc, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Omron, Parker Automation, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, 3-S Software, ICS Triplex ISaGRAF, and Yokogawa.

About Bill Lydon
Bill Lydon has been at the forefront of controls technology for many years and now provides business development services to companies in the industrial, process controls, and Building Automation industries. Bill has a powerful combination of background including business development, enterprise software, engineering, marketing and sales. Bill’s clients sell to a wide range of controls and automation applications including Building Automation, Process Controls, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) and embedded controls.
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