FDT Group Names Steve Biegacki as New Managing Director

Heverlee, Belgium – FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of FDT technology, announced the appointment of Steve Biegacki as Managing Director successor. Glenn Schulz, who has held the position for 13 years, announced his retirement earlier this year, effective at the end of 2021. Biegacki has joined the organization as Vice President, Marketing on November 1, 2021, to undertake strategy, planning, and collaborative work alongside existing leadership and working groups to ensure a smooth transition to the Managing Director role on January 1, 2022.

Biegacki’s 30+ year career has been in leadership roles working in and with manufacturing companies in the domain of sales, marketing, and business management, developing and implementing strategies to deliver market awareness and growth. He was involved in the design, manufacturing, and delivery of technologies and solutions. Biegacki most recently worked for BDO as Director, Management Advisory Services, where he worked with industry clients to help them improve their businesses by assisting them in understanding their market and opportunities, developing goals and action plans, and establishing KPIs to track progress and provide feedback to ensure planned outcomes.

Lee Lane, Chairman of the FDT Board of Directors, commented, “Steve is the ideal leader to achieve win-win outcomes for FDT Group through global partnerships and collaboration energizing harmonization in a time of revolutionary transformation for the automation industry. We believe his expertise, knowledge, and passion for industry, matched with FDT’s unifying position, will lead to continuous visionary focus; as we pass the baton to seamlessly deliver FDT 3.0, the platform for innovation empowering the intelligent enterprise.”

On his appointment, Biegacki said, “My passion for industrial automation and industrial communication is evident. I know automation - customers’ wants and needs, suppliers and applications for the motion, discrete, process and safety markets. For my entire career, I have created alignment through building relationships and collaborating; and I’m thrilled to return to the standards-based community, working with FDT Group’s members and partners to drive a holistic approach to visionary manufacturing excellence focused on advanced automation initiatives.”

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