Organization

PLCopen is an association according to Dutch law and registered in the Netherlands. Dutch law requires a Board of Management with at least three people, acting as Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

PLCopen is controlled by its members through the General Meeting, who together generate the assets of PLCopen. Within PLCopen all members are treated on an equal basis, no matter of its company size, financial contribution and/or operational contribution. The only difference lies in the option between voting and non-voting membership, reflecting the right to vote in issues at the PLCopen General Meeting.

The PLCopen Board of Management consists of:

  • Chairman: Rene Simon (ifak)
  • Secretary: Boris Waldeck (Phoenix Contact Electronics)
  • Treasurer: Manfred Werner (3S-Smart Software Solutions)
  • Member: Atsushi Tominaga (Omron)
  • Member: Steffen Stang (Siemens)
  • Member: Achim Koch (SMS Group)

The Managing Director of PLCopen is Eelco van der Wal.

Locations

The main office of PLCopen is in the Netherlands and has an overall responsibility, especially for Europe and all countries not covered by the regional supporting offices.

PLCopen Headquarters
Managing Director: Eelco van der Wal
Molenstraat 34
4201 CX Gorinchem
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-183-660261
Fax: +31-183-664821
info@PLCopen.org
www.PLCopen.org

PLCopen North America
Director: Bill Lydon
10308 W. Cascade Dr.
Franklin, WI 53132
USA
Tel: +1 414-427-5853
info@plcopen-na.org

PLCopen Japan
Managing Director: Takashi Matsukuma
Shinagawa Front Building 7F, 2-3-13,
Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan
Tel. +81 - 3 - 6718.3697
info@plcopen-japan.jp
www.plcopen-japan.jp

PLCopen China
Chairman: Professor Yan Yi
No. 1, JiaoChangKuo
DeShengMenWai
Beijing, 100011
China
Tel. +86 - (010) 6202-9216
Fax +86 - (010) 6202-7873
plcopen@cameta.org.cn
www.plcopen.org.cn

PLCopen Korea
Korean Motion Control Association
Korea

How to join PLCopen

You can contribute to PLCopen by joining our organization as a member. This will give you direct influence on technical and commercial issues.

PLCopen offers a number of membership categories. The annual membership contribution depends on voting and non-voting rights, the number of relevant employees involved with industrial control and the nature of the organization.

Read more on the Benefits of PLCopen and the PLCopen membership