Yokogawa’s Kaihori joins Fieldbus Foundation board


The Fieldbus Foundation has named Shuzo Kaihori, vice president of Industrial Automation Business Headquarters for Yokogawa Electric Corporation, to its board of directors. Kaihori succeeds Teruyoshi Minaki, who has served on the Foundation’s board for the past two years.

Kaihori joins other automation industry leaders serving on the foundation board.In addition to chairman John Berra of Emerson Process Management, members now include: Kenneth Deken, Rockwell Automation; David Eisner, Honeywell; Motofumi Matsumura, Fuji; Jim Porter, DuPont; Claude Ricaud, Schneider Electric; Ron Szanyi, ExxonMobil; Mark Taft, ABB; Hirozume Sone, Yamatake Corporation, John Eva, Invensys; and Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller, Siemens AG.

“I am honored to have an opportunity to join the Foundation board," said Kaihori."FOUNDATION fieldbus is recognized as a worldwide automation standard and widening its application coverage, and I am looking forward to serving with my industry colleagues to help keep the technology beneficial to end users.”

“Shuzo Kaihori will be a valuable contributor to our organization,” said Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Richard Timoney. “He has extensive knowledge of control systems application and is an enthusiastic and hard-working executive.”

Kaihori is vice president of Industrial Automation Business Headquarters for Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan.His previous position was president of Yokogawa Corporation of America.

The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of a single, international, interoperable fieldbus. Their Website is www.fieldbus.org .

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