In June, PLCopen held its virtual annual general meeting, and part of the meeting related to changes in the board of management. Because Atsushi Tominaga took up new responsibilities within Omron in Japan, he proposed to transfer his board membership to his colleague, Jaeyoung Park, who is the general manager of the controller and HMI product management group (controller division) of Omron based in Kyoto, Japan. He joined Omron in 2010 in controller sales. In 2013, he moved to Omron Korea for business planning and then came back to the Omron headquarters in Japan as product manager of controller (PLC) in 2017.
As of 2021, he has the responsibility for controller and HMI product business planning.
“I feel that PLC programming and setup engineering lack issues that will become bigger than nowadays at the factory-automation market, and I hope to solve this issue as a member of PLCopen. It is an honor for me to join the PLCopen board of management,” Park said.
PLCopen was founded in 1992 as an independent worldwide association for industrial suppliers and users. The association, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, resolves topics related to industrial control programming. PLCopen creates concepts to reduce the costs of industrial automation. These cost savings are realized in areas such as engineering, training, operation and maintenance. Together with its members, PLCopen creates specifications to materialize these concepts.