Change in EMVA Presidency
The EMVA announced that Dr. Chris Yates (l.) will adopt the role of President of the EMVA effective from the 1st January 2020. Chris will succeed Jochem Herrmann (r.), the current President of the EMVA, who has held the role since 2015 and now decided to step down to be able to spend more time with his family. According to the association statutes, the decision to elect the new President was agreed by the Board of Directors of the EMVA during a recent board meeting in Berlin where Chris Yates was elected unanimously.
Yates is the Director of Advanced Technology within the Safety, Sensing, & Connectivity business of Rockwell Automation, having previously been the CEO and founder of Odos Imaging prior to the company’s acquisition by Rockwell Automation during 2017.