CiA general assembly 2015

The CAN in Automation (CiA) nonprofit association has elected Harm-Peter Krause (esd) as business director.

Uwe Koppe (Micro Control) and Holger Zeltwanger have been confirmed as technical director and managing director, respectively. The business director is also the chairperson of the Business Committee (BC). Elected BC-members are Emtas, Janz Tec, Kaba, Micro Control, and Spansion. The Technical Committee (TC) is presided by the technical director and comprises the elected members Emtas, esd, Infineon, and Ixxat/HMS. The international users’ and manufacturers’ group has 582 members. They jointly develop CAN-based higher-layer protocols and profiles. This includes in particular CANopen specifications. The CiA association represents its members in international standardization bodies and provides training and publication services. In addition, the organization performs CANopen conformance tests and CANopen interoperability tests. For questions and further information please contact Cindy Weissmueller ( We provide exclusive technical articles.