ISA Automation Week 2013 Track Chairs
Steve is currently the leader of the Process Automation Support and Sustain organization for the Dow Chemical Company. In this role, he is responsible for support and life cycle management services for the company’s global installed base of process control systems. Steve came to Dow in 2009 from the Rohm and Haas Company where, as Process Control Manager since 2001, he had developed expertise in strategic leveraging of external resources and services.
Rob Gellings provides operational leadership for MAVERICK’s Enterprise Integration business, which includes the integration of ERP/CRM, MOM/MES and strategic consulting practices. Prior to joining MAVERICK, Gellings spent nearly 10 years as president/CEO of EnteGreat, the manufacturing systems consulting firm he co-founded in Birmingham, Ala. He has also served as vice president of Raytheon Engineers as the head of its Consulting and Systems Integration division. Rob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and electrical engineering at Kettering University and his master’s degree in management and supervision at Central Michigan University. He is registered in Alabama as a Professional Engineer (P.E.).
John Clemons’ thirty year career blends education and experience in technology engineering, product / service innovation, project management and consulting services for world-class manufacturing enterprises. Clemons is experienced in the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors; the oil, natural gas and alternative energy sectors and the chemical and petrochemical sectors. Champion of lean manufacturing, operational performance excellence, total quality and other paradigms that optimize productivity, efficiency and profitability, John is a highly sought after speaker / presenter, frequent author of relevant articles and white papers — co-author of “Information Technology for Manufacturing: Reducing Costs and Expanding Capabilities”, St. Lucie Press.
Dr. Peter Martin
Dr. Martin joined The Foxboro Company in the 1970’s and has worked in a variety of positions in training, engineering, product planning, marketing and strategic planning. He left Foxboro to become Vice President at InTech Controls and also at Automation Research Corporation before returning to Invensys in 1996. Since his return he had been VP of Marketing for Foxboro and Chief Marketing Officer for Invensys Manufacturing and Process Systems prior to moving into his current position.
He has authored numerous published articles and technical papers and has authored two books: Bottom Line Automation and Dynamic Performance Management: The Pathway to World Class Manufacturing, co-authored Automation Made Easy, and was a contributing author of Metrics That Matter, and A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge.
Dr. Martin holds multiple patents including the patent for Dynamic Performance Measures, Real-Time Activity-Based Costing, Profitable Safety and Asset and Resource Modeling, which are the basis for Fortune naming him a Hero of U.S. Manufacturing. He was also named as one of the 50 Most Influential Innovators of All Time by InTech, and received the Life Achievement Award by the Instrument, Systems and Automation Society (ISA). In 2013 Dr. Martin was elected to the Process Automation Hall of Fame and received the Invensys President’s Award.
Dr. Martin has BA and MS degrees in Mathematics and an MA degree in Administration and Management, a Master of Biblical Studies degree, a D. Eng. in Industrial Engineering, and a PhD in Biblical Studies.
Yokogawa Corp. of America
Maurice Wilkins is vice president of Yokogawa’s Global Strategic Technology Marketing Center (USMK), which is based in Dallas, Texas and is part of Yokogawa’s Tokyo based Industrial Automation Marketing Center. USMK works with standards bodies, industry associations, Yokogawa’s customers and regional HQ’s to identify industry trends and develop innovative solutions for global issues by leveraging advanced technology and talent.
USMK started the Modular Procedural Automation initiative inside Yokogawa and Maurice was the leader of the team that proposed the ISA106 standard for Procedural Automation in the Continuous Process Industries to the ISA Standards and Practices Board. He is now heading up a new initiative inside Yokogawa on Human Centric Operations.
Maurice has 30 years experience in human factors, batch solutions, procedural operations, advanced process control, benchmarking analysis and the chemicals and refining industries. He was inducted into the Process Automation Hall of Fame in 2011 and was Chairman of WBF – the Organization for Production Technologies from 2004-9. In addition to Yokogawa he has worked for Esso Chemical, Honeywell, KBC Process Automation, The ARC Advisory Group, Lyondell Basell Industries and Breakthrough Process Automation.
Senior Vice President & Co-Founder Seeq Corporation
Jon earned his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University. The curriculum involved writing computer programs to solve engineering problems, which sparked his interest in software and a goal to engage in the software industry.
Jon spent the 10 years following graduation working in the process industries. As a process engineer he worked in a wide range of areas including asset optimization, energy management, advanced control and process equipment design. Software and programming were used extensively to address challenges. In 1992 Jon joined OSIsoft, then called Oil Systems, Inc., as a software developer. OSIsoft offered a unique opportunity to become a professional software developer building products for the process industries.
At OSIsoft Jon initially wrote connectors between control systems and OSIsoft’s real-time data management product called the PI System. Jon joined a small team to create the next generation real-time data management system—PI Server 3.0. Jon was instrumental in the architecture, design and coding of the PI Server. The PI Server is recognized as the industry standard and has nearly 15,000 installations worldwide.
Jon also had leader ship roles of VP Engineering and VP Marketing at OSIsoft. During Jon’s tenure as engineering lead OSIsoft saw fast growth in customers as well as in the product line. Two notable accomplishments during this time was High Availability functionality added across the entire product suite and the creation of Managed PI—an automated service that assures optimal operation of OSIsoft products. Jon became Marketing VP for OSIsoft in 2008 this role involved many responsibilities including production of OSIsoft’s very popular Users’ Conferences.
Jon, his wife Meg and son Samuel live in Larkspur, CA. They all love outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and paddling on San Francisco Bay, mountain lakes and rivers.
Eric C. Cosman is a Consulting Engineer with The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, specializing in the application of Information Technology to all areas of Manufacturing and Engineering. His responsibilities include the definition of policies and practices, system and technical architecture, and technology management and integration planning processes for manufacturing and engineering systems globally. With over thirty years of experience, Eric has held positions in both Canada and the United States in areas including Process Engineering, Process Systems Software Development, Telecommunications, IT Operations, Architecture Definition and Consulting.
Eric has represented Dow and the chemical sector on various standards committees, industry focus groups and advisory panels. He has written and spoken on topics such as technology lifecycle management and the use of standards as a basis for a Manufacturing information systems architecture in support of operational excellence.
For the past several years Eric has been heavily involved in the area of industrial systems cyber security, with a specific emphasis of the implications for manufacturing operations. He is a founding member and the current co-chairman of the ISA99 committee on industrial automation and control systems security and the Vice President of standards and practices at the International Society for Automation (ISA).
Eric has been a member of the Steering Team for the Chemical Sector Cyber Security program which is associated with the American Chemistry Council, and represents the chemical sector coordinating council in the Industry Control Systems Joint working group with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was one of the authors of the Chemical Sector Cyber Security strategy for the U.S., originally published in 2002 and updated in 2006.