Structure of Sercos International e. V.
Sercos International e.V. is listed in the register of associations in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Members include manufacturers and users of controls, drives, and other automation components, as well as machine manufacturers, research institutes, and associations.
The user organizations institutions include:
- The general meeting
- The executive board
- The management board
- The working groups
Membership fees are pro-rated, i.e. calculated according to the date of membership, in the first year of membership.
The association holds a yearly members' general meeting to report on the past year's activities and deal with all matters that are not handled by the board or another committee. Once every three years, the members’ elect and discharge the executive board. Members review and approve the cash report and auditing report, and decide on the budget and amendments to the articles. The meeting also informs members about the latest subjects and trends, and obtains their input on the roadmap for Sercos.
Board of Directors
The Sercos International board consists of the following persons with the responsibilities indicated.
- Dr. Thomas Bürger, Bosch Rexroth AG, Chairman
- Klaus Weyer, Schneider Electric,Vice-Chairman
- Matheus Bulho, Rockwell Automation,Vice-Chairman
- Prof. Alexander Verl, ISW (Institute of Control Engineering for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units, University of Stuttgart, Vice-Chairman
The Sercos International management carries out the transactions of the organization as stipulated in the statutes, the resolutions passed and according to the instructions of the Board.
The office is handled by:
- Peter Lutz, Managing Director
- Gertrud Herzog, Secretary
Structure of Sercos N.A.
Sercos North America (SNA) is the North American trade association that promotes the Sercos automation bus in the United States, Canada and Mexico. SNA operates as a subsidiary of Sercos International e.V., which is based in Germany. There are additional subsidiary user groups for Japan and China.
Membership in Sercos North America is open to any North-American-based individual or organization interested in establishing a knowledge of the Sercos automation bus.
Sercos NA holds an annual member's meeting to report on the past year's activities, review finances, approve a budget and deal with all matters that are not handled by the board. A three member board of directors is elected yearly. These individuals are also officers of the corporation. The meeting also informs members about the latest subjects and trends, and obtains their input on the roadmap for Sercos.
Officers/Board of Directors
The officers of Sercos N.A. also serve as members of the association's board of directors.
- President: Michael Binroth, GH Binroth Company
- Secretary: Robert Hirschinger, Rockwell Automation
- Treasurer: Scott Hibbard, Bosch Rexroth
Sercos NA management carries out the transactions of the organization as stipulated in the statutes, resolutions passed and per the instructions of the Board.
The office is handled by:
- Ronald Larsen, Managing Director