Cesar Cassiolato, from SMAR has been re-elected as President of the Brazil Latin America Regional PROFIBUS

Monday, August 18, 2008



César Cassiolato

Cesar Cassiolato, (picture) from SMAR has been re-elected as President of the Brazil Latin America Regional PROFIBUS Association. Cassiolato has been President for two years and from 2002 to 2006 was Vice-President. Between 2006 and 2008 he and fellow RPA directors Marco Aurélio Padovan from SENSE and Jomar Misseno from SIEMENS, (both re-elected until 2010) have increased the membership of the PROFIBUS Association by 40%. They also founded the first PROFIBUS Competence Center of Latin America. The RPA has the technical support of Leandro Torres and Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro, both Smar managers.

'Keep getting new members in the universities, system integrators and manufacturers, develop the user group, increase RPA activities in Latin America and collaborating with the expansion of PROFIBUS technology, are my main goals as President', says Cassiolato. The official certification of the Brazilian PROFIBUS Competence Center is another challenge, besides the development of a PROFIBUS Training Center for Brazil. 'The Brazilian market has shown a significant increase in the use of PROFIBUS so a PROFIBUS Training Center here will be able to qualify professionals and maintain the quality of services offered by industry', said Cassiolato.

Seminars, workshops, customers and users training have been offered by the Brazilian PROFIBUS Association since 2000 and more than 3500 customers and students have participated. Over 21000 PROFIBUS Technical Descriptions have been distributed. (It’s available from: www.PROFIBUS.com.br) An electronic magazine called ‘Profinews Brazil’ with news about the technology, case studies, technical articles, etc. is published every two months and can be downloaded here.

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