Speaker Bio

John Kowal

Director, Business Development, B&R

John Kowal is Director, Business Development, for B&R Industrial Automation, a global supplier of advanced machine control solutions, where he is responsible for North American IIoT/I4.0 strategy, standards proliferation, market development and customer specifications.

John is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Smart Factory Task Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC).  

He also serves on the Dean’s executive council for Purdue University Northwest’s school of technology and is active in AMT, PMMI, Hannover USA advisory board, BMA and ISA.

John will be moderating B&R's mass customization panel discussion.