The PLCopen board of management announced that Bill Lydon of Applied Marketing Concepts has been named as managing director of PLCopen North American. "Based on Bill's industrial controls experience and knowledge of IEC-61131-3, we are confident he will be successful in positioning PLCopen as a strong organization serving the control industry in North America." commented Eelco Van Der Wal, managing director PLCopen. Bruce Buscher, PLCopen board member observed, "Everyday it becomes more apparent that efficient industrial automation based on worldwide standards is required for companies to compete globally, Bill is a great addition to PLCopen."