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OMAC Structure

The OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) working group consists of end users, packaging machinery builders and controls suppliers. The working group consists of an executive committee led by Keith Campbell, director of automation and integration for Hershey Foods. Also serving on the executive committee is Evan L. Hand Jr., electrical systems manager with Kraft Foods, and Daniel J. Amundson, technology leader, corporate engineering technologies at Procter & Gamble. Suppliers represented on the committee include Klöckner Packaging Machinery, Schneider Packaging Equipment, Elau, Inc. and Rexroth Indramat.

Subcommittees were set up to attend to the goals designated by the working group.

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