David A. Vasko is director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for applied R&D and Global Product Standards and Regulations within Rockwell. He is responsible for developing and managing technology to enable the future generation of Rockwell Automation’s industrial automation products.
David is a member of the NIST VCAT (Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology). He is on the boards of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and the Milwaukee Institute. He is a member of the Wisconsin Technical Council, the US National Committee and serves on Technical Advisory Groups in the US National Committee for industrial control and communications. He serves in leadership positions within the IEC and is a member of the IEC Strategic Evaluation Group (SEG7) focused on Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
He has authored 20 papers, contributed to 3 books and holds more than 50 US patents, in industrial communications, distributed control, agent technology, security and functional safety. He was recognized as Rockwell Automation’s Engineer of the Year in 2005 for his contribution to the development of a CIP Safety communication protocol.