VICTORIA, British Columbia — Reliable Controls Corp. has announced that two of its management personnel have accepted new BACnet International appointments. BACnet International is the organization that encourages the use of the BACnet standard in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities.

Roland Laird, Reliable Controls president and founder, has accepted a nomination to the board of directors of BACnet International for a three-year term. As one of seven directors, Laired will be responsible for guiding the organization’s technical and marketing activities, policies, and finances.

At the end of the ASHRAE 2012 summer meeting, Michael Osborne, Reliable Controls firmware manager, will assume the position of secretary of the Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC) 135. Osborne was appointed to the secretary position by the chair of the committee and is expected to perform his BACnet duties for four years, after which he will be appointed to the position of vice chair of the committee for an additional four years. After serving as vice chair, he will assume the chairman position for an additional four years, for a total of a 12-year commitment.

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Publication date: 03/12/2012