Standards group names president, executive director
ODVA‘s board of directors announced that Dr. Al Beydoun has been appointed as president and executive director of ODVA. Dr. Beydoun, who currently serves as ODVA’s Vice President of Technology and Standards, brings a wealth of experience in engineering management and electronic systems development to the organization.
Dr. Beydoun began his career at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation working in the design and development of powertrain controls products before moving to Lear Corporation. At Lear, he served most recently as director of software and systems engineering, supporting global markets with various electronic modules. Dr. Beydoun holds an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from Wayne State University, and an MBA from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
The Board also announced that Adrienne Meyer has been appointed as vice president of operations and membership. Meyer’s professional experience has focused overall on business operations for not-for-profit organizations and associations. She has held positions of increasing responsibility at ODVA, most recently serving as its Director of Membership and Operations. Meyer holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
“The collective experience and knowledge that Dr. Beydoun and Ms. Meyer bring to the leadership of ODVA will enable the organization to continue to serve the vendor community and membership as we work to solve industry’s challenges,” said Dr. Jürgen Weinhofer, vice president of common architecture and technology at Rockwell Automation and ODVA treasurer.
Katherine Voss, ODVA’s past president, is continuing to support the organization as an advisor in this transition.
– Edited from an ODVA press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering industrial networking stories.