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EtherCAT Technology Group announces Dmitry Dzilno election to Board of Directors

EtherCAT Technology Group announces Dmitry Dzilno election to Board of Directors

December 4, 2018 –The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) announced that Dmitry A. Dzilno of Applied Materials was elected to the post by the assembled representatives of ETG member companies. He succeeds Erich Hutflesz of Schuler Group, who has been active on the ETG Board of Directors since 2005.

During SPS IPC Drives 2018, ETG held its Membership Assembly with board elections. Erich Hutflesz has contributed to the development of ETG as a board member for 13 years, and during this time, ETG has grown from 241 to more than 5,000 members. A champion of EtherCAT since the beginning, the departing ETG board member now oversees the functional safety of hydraulic presses at Schuler Pressen GmbH – originally an EtherCAT pilot project – and is no longer available for a new term as a result. The Membership Assembly decided to honor Erich Hutflesz with an honorary ETG membership for his many years of service.

Dmitry A. Dzilno from Applied Materials (AMAT) was elected as Hutflesz’s successor on the Board of Directors. As head of control technology for the Platform Engineering Division, Dzilno recognized the exciting potential that EtherCAT offered for the semiconductor industry at a very early stage and made AMAT one of the founding members of ETG in 2003. Dzilno has been instrumental in making EtherCAT a fieldbus in chip manufacturing. He is currently Head of Engineering at the ALD Division as Managing Director and Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff at AMAT.

Dr. Peter Heidrich, Professor of Engineering at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, and Martin Rostan, Executive Director of ETG, were confirmed in continuing their roles on the Board of Directors during the Membership Assembly.

The ETG Board of Directors decides on the admission of all new members to the organization, installs working groups and committees, and decides on guidelines and rules, including how to maintain protocol compliance and interoperability of EtherCAT devices. In addition, the Board of Directors hosts the annual Membership Assembly, implements its resolutions and also keeps an eye on the development of EtherCAT technology. 

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