Technical Advisory Council

Technical Advisory Council (TAC)
This group is comprised of leaders and visionaries from major automation suppliers and core OPC Foundation members. They advise Foundation management on current and future technical matters and provide guidance on overall technical direction. Specific tasks include commissioning new work and final release approval of deliverables from all technical working groups.

Karl Deiretsbacher, OPC Foundation – TAC Chairman

Michel Condemine, 4CE Industry
Jeff Harding, ABB
Matthias Damm, ascolab
Dr. Guido Beckmann, BECKHOFF
Dennis Brandl, BR&L Consulting
Dr. Dietmar Bruckner, B&R
Paul Hunkar, DSInteroperability
Jay Hollingsworth, CTO Energistics
Eric Oursel, Capgemini
Achim Laubenstein, FieldCommGroup
Michael Gagne, Kepware
John Gillerman, GridCloudSys
Tim Fortin, Honeywell
Jan Burian, ICONICS
Jim Luth, Schneider
Liam Power, MatrikonOPC/Honeywell
Rod Stein, MatrikonOPC/Honeywell
Erich Barnstedt, Microsoft
Dustin Wells, National Instruments
Yuta Nagata, OMRON Corporation
Thomas Burke, OPC Foundation
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation
Ondrej Flek, Rockwell
Thomas Nehring, SAP
Bill King, Schlumberger
Randy Armstrong, Sparhawk Software
Thomas Rummel, Softing
Dave Hardin, SGIP
Dr. Reinhard Heister, VDMA
Dave Emerson, Yokogawa
Toshio Oono, Yokogawa