- May 06, 2020
Mr. Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director, selected Mr. Clark to serve in this capacity, to support OPC North American membership, and to function as a spokesperson for the Foundation throughout the region.
With over 30 years of experience, Michael Clark is internationally recognized in the process automation sector for his expertise in Industrial Control System (ICS) fieldbus protocols. Mr. Clark is also recognized for his contributions to the Open Process Automation Standard (OPAS) since its inception. As a vendor-neutral advocate for the end-user community, Mr. Clark became the Founding Director of BusCorp Inc., a Canadian-based consulting firm dedicated to design, implementation, commissioning, and training in the competencies of ICS networks and fieldbus systems. He has supported industrial sectors across the globe including, refining & upgrading, chemicals, food & beverage, gas exploration, off-shore production, water & waste water treatment, power generation, and nuclear remediation.
The skills and competencies that the OPC Foundation identified for this position include a deep understanding of the process industry, a collaborative and strategic attitude, and the ability to foster long-term relationships with member companies and end-users alike. With the last 20+ years of his career focused on expert leadership in the evaluation, adoption, and implementation of new technologies along with his professional end-user advocacy in the industrial automation sphere, Mr. Clark is a perfect fit.
The OPC Foundation congratulates Mr. Clark on his new role as Director of OPC Foundation North America and looks forward to enhanced support of its initiatives in this important geographic region.
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