Industrial automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer Opto 22 has named Josh Eastburn as director of Technical Marketing. In this position, Eastburn will lead the creation of useful and engaging customer content, discover and highlight Opto 22 customer applications, and work closely with industrial automation media outlets.
“This new position builds on my interest in people as well as my experience as an automation engineer,” says Eastburn. “I’m looking forward to working more directly with customers, finding out their concerns and helping them use Opto 22’s products — especially the new line of groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controllers and I/O — to solve their automation and IIoT challenges.”
Eastburn comes to the new position after 12 years in process automation, DCS/PLC integration, HMI/logic design, engineering team leadership, and project management, most recently at Genentech. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Spanish from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Opto 22 designs and manufactures industrial control products and Internet of Things platforms that bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT). Based on a core design philosophy of leveraging open, standards-based technology, Opto 22 products are deployed worldwide in industrial automation, process control, building automation, industrial refrigeration, remote monitoring, and data acquisition applications.