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Manny Mandrusiak is working as Director of Technology Marketing at PROFIBUS Trade Organization (PTO) and also Vice President of OPC Marketing at OPC Foundation.
As an occasional writer and guest editor, Manny contributes to popular industrial technology site - AutomationMedia.com. His thoughts/views/experiences appear in Editorís Ramblings section. He is also acts as a guest speaker at technology and marketing events, as well as writes for other industry vertical publications such as automatedbuildings.com
Manny entered the field of marketing after retiring from the Canadian Infantry in 2005. He spent 17 years employed in a variety of roles within the Canadian Armed Forces. He served with distinction with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He completed tours of duty in: Cyprus, Norway, Balkan Peninsula, Croatia (Medak Pocket Massacre), Africa, Serbia, Kosovo.
He sustained a severe back injury in 1999 while deployed overseas, and while recovering developed the current system for soldier family support at the Edmonton Alberta Garrison. The program, called the Homefront, was established to maintain a continuous level of contact with loved ones and families of deployed soldiers. The program resulted in 75% less soldier repatriations for the 1 PPCLI NATO operations to Bosnia in 2002.
As a consultant to the Edmonton Garrison, he developed a morale building program that tightened unit cohesion for an infantry battle group that deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. The program resulted in a 50% less repatriation rate of soldiers engaged in combat because of increased unit morale.
It was Mannyís work with the Canadian Army that earned him a position with the Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce as its Special Event Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, and later Executive Director.
Recruited by MatrikonOPC to head up marketing for their OPC line of products, Manny has been responsible for all aspects of marketing standards based software to various industry verticals. OPC technology is the current standard for data connectivity for data transfer in industries such as: Oil & Gas, Process Control, Building Automation, and Alternative Energies.
Manny left MatrikonOPC to take a position with the PTO. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, he serves as the Director of Technology Marketing for the PTO (formerly the PROFIBUS Trade Organization), and the OPC Foundation as Vice President of OPC Marketing. Manny is now dedicated to spreading both the OPC and PTO technology messages across the globe to all industry verticals. He has also held board seats on several other non-profit technology based societies.
Director of Technology Marketing
PTO - PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America
16101 N. 82nd Street Suite 3B
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 483-2456
Mobile: (480) 751-8639