Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2012
BACnet International, the industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems today announced the results of its recent board of directors nomination and voting process. The board will be comprised of seven executives, including: Brad Hill, Paul Jordan, Roland Laird, Andy McMillan, Raymond Rae, David Robin, and Nancy Stein. The board of BACnet International will continue to focus on expanding the use of the BACnet building automation protocol. Complete information on BACnet International board members can be found here: http://www.bacnetinternational.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=5
The following individuals have been elected as members of the 2012 BACnet International Board of Directors:
Roland Laird, Reliable Controls
Roland Laird is the founder and President of Reliable Controls Corporation. Since 1986, Reliable Controls has grown to 100 professionals, providing a comprehensive BACnet Building Automation system. In his current role as President, Roland maintains an active involvement in product development with special emphasis on quality assurance. Through 2005 to 2010, he was an active participant in BACnet International’s BACnet Testing Labs working group and the ASHRAE SSPC 135 BACnet Committee. Roland graduated with honors in Instrumentation Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1980.
Dave Robin, Automated Logic Corporation
Dave Robin has been with Automated Logic Corporation for 26 years, where he has held a variety of engineering and management roles. Most recently, he was head of Software Development, overseeing the development of the WebCTRL product line, beginning with its roots as a Skunk Works project in 1998. In the 80's, his early prototypes of graphical programming methods using an electrical schematic capture package later turned into Automated Logic's highly successful Eikon application programming suite. As a pioneer of peer-to-peer EMCS networking, his early designs had to be deployed using "engineering samples" of the now ubiquitous RS-485 drivers. Although he had nostalgia for the proprietary protocols that he had designed, in the mid 90's, he and Automated Logic became committed to standardized protocol efforts, becoming active in both the BACnet and LonMark communities. His first BACnet implementation was created while the standard was still in public review, and he has written several stacks since then, both large and small. He is currently serving the BACnet community as chair of the ASHRAE SSPC 135 (the BACnet committee). Among the wide range of technologies that BACnet encompasses, his recent areas of personal concentration are Network Security, XML, and Web services.
Nancy Stein, Siemens Industry
Nancy Stein is Director of Product Management for Siemens Building Technologies, Control Products and Systems (CPS) Business Unit. In her role, Ms. Stein is responsible for strategic direction of all CPS products. She also monitors the development of business plans and manages product lifecycles and market positioning. Ms. Stein has been with Siemens for over 22 years in product marketing and solution sales positions. Nancy has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from DePaul University. She is currently in her fourth year on the BACnet International Board of Directors.
Returning board members for BACnet International include:
Andy McMillan, General Manager of Philips Teletrol and President of BACnet International.
Brad Hill, Global Technical Manager for Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions business group.
Paul Jordan, Chief Technology Officer for American Auto-Matrix..
Raymond Rae, Vice President, Delta Controls Inc. This returning team brings years of experience in building construction, standards development, building controls automation, and energy management.
“It’s an honor for me to join the board of BACnet International,” said Roland Laird, newly elected board member and founder and President of Reliable Controls Corporation. He added, “I’ve been part of the adoption of the BACnet protocol for years, and am excited to help advance building interoperability in this new role.”
Andy McMillan, General Manager of Philips Teletrol and BACnet International President commented on the results of the board elections, “We have a great team of leaders on the board of directors for BACnet International. This group has experience in all areas of building technology and automation.” McMillan added, “As the industry continues to evolve, BACnet International remains committed to providing educational programs and opportunities to help building owners/operators, building engineers and facility managers take full advantage of the BACnet protocol.”
Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information here.
About BACnet® International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by ASHRAE and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.