Management Change

PLCopen announces a significant transition in its leadership as Eelco van der Wal, the outgoing Managing Director, steps down after a career spanning nearly three decades. Eelco's dedication has been instrumental in establishing and nurturing PLCopen, taking it from its nascent stages to a global authority in the field. Eelco van der Wal's journey with PLCopen began in 1992 when he co-founded the organization.

The organization welcomes Roeland Hagesteijn as the incoming Managing Director. He joined PLCopen on January 1st 2024 with a vision to continue the organization's mission of advancing standards, promoting innovation, and ensuring the industrial automation sector's prosperity.