The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce that Stefan Hoppe has joined the OPC Foundation as Vice President. In this role he will be responsible from an international perspective to take OPC to the next level on both a technical and marketing perspective. Mr. Hoppe has been the President of the OPC Europe organization since 2010 and has personally choreographed many successful events throughout Europe, in addition to being the catalyst for initiating liaisons with other industrial consortiums that has resulted in OPC working groups developing companion specifications for the organizations respective information models.
Mr. Hoppe key area of focus will be the continuation of OPC’s successful adoption in the embedded marketplace with the OPC UA technology, as well as expanding the reach of OPC beyond industrial automation into numerous other domains inclusive of building automation and anything energy-related.
Stefan Hoppe studied electrical engineering at the University of Dortmund, Germany. Since 1995 he has worked for BECKHOFF Automation, starting as a software developer implementing the OPC-DA Server. Later Hoppe worked as a lead Product Manager with a focus on connectivity and embedded software products. Using new technologies in Industrial Automation and Building Automation environments was daily business – and even Hoppe’s home is intelligently controlled via an OPC Unified Architecture-enabled Windows Embedded device.
“OPC is a passion of my life – I strive to increase the adoption of OPC UA technology in new markets and applications.” – Stefan Hoppe