FDT Group announces Flowserve Corporation to join Board of Directors

  • May 20, 2020
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FDT Group announces Flowserve Corporation to join Board of Directors
FDT Group announces Flowserve Corporation to join Board of Directors

May 20, 2020 – FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit industry standards association consisting of companies and organizations active in industrial automation and manufacturing, announced that Flowserve Corporation has joined the FDT Group leadership team.

Based in Irving, TX, Flowserve has been a member of FDT Group and a participant on the organization’s technical working groups, and recently upgraded its membership to “Sponsor” status and assumed roles on both the FDT Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 

FDT Group’s goal is to drive continued developments in open, standardized, universal network/device integration and asset management, innovating the way automation architectures connect and communicate in process, hybrid and discrete manufacturing, including motion control applications. FDT membership offers unique advantages for the entire industrial automation industry, including end users, suppliers/developers, service providers, universities, and individuals. Members are involved with providing FDT-enabled products, solutions and services, and can join working groups, technical project groups and marketing committees to help direct the technology. Sponsoring-level members are unique in that they have the opportunity to join the FDT leadership team, filling positions on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to lead the larger FDT mission. This includes empowering business models with standardized, client-based, real-time-information-driven, service-oriented features optimizing automated processes and connectivity for the new era of industrial automation.

FDT Group Managing Director Glenn Schulz welcomed Ken Beatty, director of product engineering for Flowserve as FDT’s newest board member, and Ed Silva, R&D engineering manager for Flowserve assuming the executive committee role. Schulz stated, “Flowserve’s longevity in the industrial automation market space, industry expertise, and commitment to today’s ‘Connected World’ with FDT is invaluable to our leadership team with the imminent launch of the FDT 3.0 (FDT IIoT Server or FITS™) standard.”

Flowserve joins manufacturers on the FDT Group Board of Directors, including Yokogawa, Rockwell Automation, Endress+Hauser, Schneider Electric, and PACTware. The company brings over 200 years of history and innovation focused on solving the biggest flow-control challenges for the world’s toughest, most critical applications.

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