Glenn Schulz, FDT Group Managing Director, Set to Retire at the End of 2021

  • May 17, 2021
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Glenn Schulz, FDT Group Managing Director, Set to Retire at the End of 2021
Glenn Schulz, FDT Group Managing Director, Set to Retire at the End of 2021

May 12, 2021 - Heverlee, Belgium - FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit industry association supporting the evolution of FDT technology, today announced that its managing director, Glenn Schulz, will be retiring at the end of 2021 after more than 12 years in his current role. The FDT Board of Directors is currently seeking a replacement to ensure a seamless transition in its leadership position.

Schulz joined the FDT Group as managing director in June 2009. Most recently, he was the managing director and vice president of engineering at Dorner. He previously served as an executive at Rockwell Automation with responsibility for its asset management software and security businesses.

Schulz was instrumental in establishing the legal, non-profit structure of the FDT Group, which culminated with incorporation in Belgium as an AISBL. His retirement marks the end of a 40-year career in the industrial automation business with roles spanning engineering management, product management, marketing, sales and executive level positions as well as patents awarded in the fields of asset management and cryptography.

“Glenn has been a tremendous leader for our global, standards-based organization for nearly 13 years,” said Lee Lane, chairman of the FDT Board of Directors. “He has led and evolved the organization, our standards and our technology solutions through the latest FDT 3.0 IIoT Server architecture and ecosystem. His leadership has positioned FDT to innovate manufacturing automation for both legacy Brownfield applications and new smart factory environments supporting IIoT and Industrie 4.0. We are appreciative of his dedication, strong leadership style and passion for open technology innovation in the industrial marketspace.”

The FDT Group Board of Directors sets the organizational leadership team and strategy for the FDT Group, driven and supported by leading automation suppliers and end users. It is focused on open standardization for enterprise-wide network and asset integration as a data-centric platform for the process and factory markets.

About FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is an international non-profit corporation consisting of leading worldwide member companies active in industrial automation and manufacturing. The major purpose of the FDT Group is to provide an open standard for enterprise-wide network and asset integration, innovating the way automation architectures connect and communicate sensor to cloud for the process, hybrid and factory automation markets. FDT Technology benefits both manufacturers and end users, with advancements such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 delivered out-of-the-box – enabling modernized asset integration and access to performance data for visualizing crucial operational problems. Around the world, end users, manufacturers, universities, and research organizations are working together to develop the technology; provide development tools, support, and training; coordinate field trials and demonstrations; and enable product interoperability.

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