With the growth in factory automation comes a need to integrate sensors, actuators, and drives over a standard network protocol that supports increasing data rates and smaller equipment sizes.
Industrial Ethernet meets this need, directly connecting sensors to the cloud, bringing improved real-time performance, carrying power, and simplifying system architecture.
As well as a suitable protocol, however, industrial applications rely on robust interconnect solutions that integrate compact, ruggedised packages, EMI protection, and signal integrity performance supporting high data rates.
Product Marketing Director,
Amphenol Communications Solutions
Based in Toronto, an Electrical Engineer with a BSc from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario with 38 years’ experience in the interconnect and contract manufacturing industries and 23 years with Amphenol.
Previous roles include Quality Engineering, Design, Outside Sales, Business Development and Marketing focused on Military/Aerospace, Data Telecom, Commercial and the Industrial markets.
Currently responsibilities include the Product Management Team, Customer Service and Marketing Analyst team in the Commercial Industrial Products Business Unit within Amphenol Communications Solutions.
Technical Marketing Manager, Mouser Electronics
Mark Patrick is responsible for the creation and circulation of technical content within the region – content that is key to Mouser’s strategy to support, inform and inspire its engineering audience.
Prior to leading the Technical Marketing team, Patrick was part of the EMEA Supplier Marketing team and played a vital role establishing and developing relationships with key manufacturing partners.
In addition to a variety of technical and marketing positions, Patrick’s previous roles include eight years at Texas Instruments in Applications Support and Technical Sales.