FieldComm Group Appoints Directors of Global Marketing for EMEA and Asia-Pacific Regions

Former Board Chairman Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller and Former Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Region Hisashi Sasajima to Direct Regional Marketing Activity

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2016 – FieldComm Group today announced the immediate appointment of Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller as Director of Global Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and the April 1st appointment of Hisashi Sasajima as a Director of Global Marketing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Both Mr. Kumpfmueller and Mr. Sasajima have broad experience in the process automation industry and have been engaged in leading roles as FieldComm Group executives for an extensive period of time. They have a deep understanding of the message and strategy of the FieldComm Group and will lead the Group’s mission in their respective areas. The knowledge and experience they’ve acquired, coupled with their exceptional business development and marketing skills, will serve as a foundation for helping develop the strategic marketing direction in their regions. Regional managers for both EMEA and Asia-Pacific are in the process of being selected and will report to Mr. Kumpfmueller and Mr. Sasajima respectively.

As Directors of Global Marketing for FieldComm Group, Mr. Kumpfmueller and Mr. Sasajima will work closely with FieldComm Group corporate marketing to develop global marketing strategy, build relationships with regional consortia and standards development organizations, and manage execution of programs to accelerate the digital transformation of the process industries.

Ted Masters, President & CEO of FieldComm Group, welcomed Mr. Kumpfmueller and Mr. Sasajima by stating “These global executives have played vital roles in the evolution of HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and FDI technologies.  We are fortunate to have them join our team upon their respective retirements from Siemens AG and Azbil Corporation to continue their leadership roles within FieldComm Group”.

Mr. Kumpfmueller started his business career with Siemens Automotive division. From 2000 to 2015 he served as CEO and CTO in various Siemens Automation divisions. He was a long-term Board member of the HART Communication Foundation as well as Fieldbus Foundation. From September 2014 to December 2015 he served as the chairman of the Board of Directors of FieldComm Group.   Mr. Sasajima has over 40 years of experience in Instrumentation, Control Engineering and Global Business Planning. He served as an Executive Director and Senior Advisor at Azbil (former Yamatake) Corporation in most recent years. Mr. Sasajima holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electro-Information Communication, Faculty of Engineering, Waseda University.

About the FieldComm Group The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org

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