The FDT Group is organized to take advantage of the experience and know-how of the world’s leading experts in industrial automation, from all sectors of the market. Its leadership is dedicated to the mission of developing and promoting world-class technology that is incorporated by industrial device and system vendors, and implemented by automation system users in a wide range of automation applications.

Meet the FDT Group Board of Directors

The FDT Group is headed by a board of directors, which is elected by the General Assembly. The board is charged with the strategic leadership of the organization for the benefit of the members and the industry served.

Lee Lane
Lee Lane
FDT Chairman of the Board, Rockwell Automation
François Ichtertz
François Ichtertz
Endress+Hauser
Michael Kessler
Michael Kessler
PACTware
Hans-Juergen Koch
Hans-Juergen Koch
Phoenix Contact
André Uhl
André Uhl
Schneider Electric
Shinji Oda
Shinji Oda
Yokogawa Corporation

Officers to the Board of Directors

Glenn Schulz
Glenn Schulz
Managing Director
Terry Minns
Terry Minns
Secretary
Henk Van De Bent
Henk van de Bent
Treasurer
Tetsuo (Ted) Takeuchi
Tetsuo (Ted) Takeuchi
VP Technology
Shannon Foos
Shannon Foos
VP Associations & Standards

Meet the FDT Group Executive Committee

The FDT Board of Director’s appoints an Executive Committee (ExCom) responsible for the execution of the organization’s strategic plan. The ExCom duties are based on providing organizational direction on behalf of the board and advising the board on decisions and matters involving strategy, policy and planning.

Bastian Engel
Bastian Engel
Endress+Hauser
Andreas Orzelski
Andreas Orzelski
Phoenix Contact
Shannon Foos
Shannon Foos
Rockwell Automation
Manfred Brill
Manfred Brill
Schneider Electric
Peter Praske
Peter Praske
PACTware
Henk Van Der Bent
Henk van der Bent
Yokogawa Corporation

Meet the FDT Group Team

The practical implementation of strategic direction, including technology development, marketing, associations & standardization and administration, is assigned to the FDT Group Team. This group handles many of the key day-to-day functions of the organization.

Glenn Schulz
Glenn Schulz
Managing Director
Katie Jones
Katie Jones
Administrative Assistant
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