OMAC revises name and mission

Open Modular Architecture Control Users' Group (OMAC) is now the Organization for Manufacturing Automation and Control (OMAC). This name change reflects the evolution of the organization's mission, the group says. The name, proposed at the board of directors meeting at ARC Orlando 2008, was recently approved by the OMAC Board of Directors, along with a new mission statement: “OMAC is the...

08/01/2008


Open Modular Architecture Control Users' Group (OMAC) is now the Organization for Manufacturing Automation and Control (OMAC). This name change reflects the evolution of the organization's mission, the group says. The name, proposed at the board of directors meeting at ARC Orlando 2008, was recently approved by the OMAC Board of Directors, along with a new mission statement:

“OMAC is the organization for Automation and Manufacturing Professionals that is dedicated to supporting the machine automation and operational needs of manufacturing.”

The new mission statement and name change are a result of member feedback from last year's technical symposium and working group meetings. The changes reflect the vision and value-added proposition the new OMAC has to offer.

As the name implies, the potential membership base has increased to include a broader audience. The board of directors has decided to update the logo. The words “Users Group” have been removed to reflect the growth of OMAC.

Corporate membership, introduced earlier this year, allows companies to take a more active role in shaping the organization and how it affects industry through their seats on TAB. This group will assume an advisory role to the board and focus on technical aspects of operations and working groups. The organization is part of the Automation Federation, Research Triangle Park, NC, along with ISA, WBF, and WINA.

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