CAN in Automation (CiA) appoints Reiner Zitzmann as CEO

(L-R) Reiner Zitzmann, CEO - CiA & Holger Zeltwanger, Managing Director - CiA

Reiner Zitzmann has been appointed as CEO of CAN in Automation (CiA) GmbH. He jointly manages with Holger Zeltwanger the company for about one year. Than Zeltwanger will retire. Zitzmann works already since 2004 as Technical Manager in the commercial subsidiary of the nonprofit CiA association.

He edits CANopen specifications, trains engineers in CAN technology, and represents the association in standardization bodies and on conferences. Since 2008, he manages the CiA seminars and CiA technical working groups.

CAN in Automation (CiA) is the international users’ and manufacturers’ group for the CAN network (Controller Area Network), internationally standardized in the ISO 11898 series. The nonprofit association was established in 1992. The aim is to provide an unbiased platform for future developments of the CAN protocol and to promote the image of the CAN bus technology. Currently 604 members have joined CAN in Automation (CiA).

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December'15/January 2016