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The formation of FieldComm Group move forward  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The final step in constructing a single organization to lead process automation communications and integration technologies was completed when the members of both the HART Communication Foundation (www.hartcomm.org) and Fieldbus Foundation (both Austin, Tex.; www.fieldbus.org) approved the merger proposed by their respective boards through a voting process that concluded on August 30. This completes a yearlong study and diligence period by a dedicated team of volunteers representing each of the Foundations. The new corporation, called FieldComm Group, will be led by a board of directors composed of representatives of the collective companies’ from the current boards of each Foundation. Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller has been elected as the inaugural Chairman of the Board. Kumpfmueller will lead the direction of the FieldComm Group and oversee the addition of FDI LLC in mid-2015. Kumpfmueller has served as a leader in setting the course of device integration in his role as Chairman of the FDI LLC board and as CEO of Sensors and Communication at Siemens. He is convinced the formation of FieldComm Group is “a major step forward for the process industries by leveraging the strengths of each industry-leading protocol and adding…
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