I wrote to a friend last night to tell him that Mike Bryant was retiring as secretary of the OPC Foundation as of the end of the year. “Wow, the end of an era,” he replied.
These tribute columns are pretty rare. Many CEOs aren’t around long enough for me to learn how to spell their names. I’ve known Mike Bryant for about 25 years. I point people to his example of how to lead organization boards.
Mike led the Profibus (Profinet) North America marketing organization for many years being instrumental in the market growth of that technology. Later he took his organizational skills to the OPC Foundation developing the backend administrative organization and technology to help evangelize that technology. He found admirable replacements for both posts. Congratulations.