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Originally Filmed and Recorded: October 18, 2018 live from Galveston, TX
Speakers: Steve Elliott, Senior Director of Process Automation Safety, Schneider Electric; Mark Sen Gupta, Director of Research ARC; Rick Willett, Control Systems Engineering Manager, LyondellBasell; Nagappan Muthiah (Muthu) Safety Systems Discipline Technical Authority, Wood Automation and Control
Proudly sponsored by: Schneider Electric
Moderator: Keith Larson, Group Publisher & VP Content, Control Global, Control Design & Smart Industry
For organizations looking to take their risk management practices to the next level -- to reach beyond
compliance and add measurable strategic value to the bottom line -- there has never been a better time
to embrace the power of profitable safety. With a keen eye always on compliance and cybersecurity,
many safety innovators are rewriting the rules and uncovering new ways to positively impact
operational profitability with their safety models.
Meet the Process Safety Experts!
Senior Director of Process Automation Safety
Steve Elliott is the Senior marketing director for Schneider Electric Process Automation control and safety offerings. He is a TÜV-certified functional safety engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in the process control and automation industry, and has extensive experience in safety systems and the safety lifecycle, PLC, DCS and SCADA systems. Steve resides on several steering committees and has the pleasure of working with many end users to improve the safety of our industry. He is a recognized presenter at industry forums and events, has published many articles and white papers, and is a patent holder.
Mark Sen Gupta
Director of Research
Mark Sen Gupta leads ARC's coverage of process automation, process safety, SCADA, and terminal automation. He also participates as part ARC’s IIoT Team. Mark has nearly 30 years of expertise in process control, SCADA, and Industrial IT applications. He began his career as a Process Control Engineer with Mobay Corporation (Bayer) in Baytown, TX working with instrumentation, PLCs, and DCSs. He later joined Honeywell as an Applications Engineer working with DCS and SCADA and later joined the sales group as a Systems Consultant for SCADA, batch, Foundation Fieldbus, and hybrid control products. At Plant Automation Services, he managed the alarm management products and wrote the initial specification for PlantState Suite. He managed the creation and operation of the Sales Support group at CygNet Software (Weatherford) focused on gas production and transport. He later joined Invensys (Schneider Electric) as Product Manager for Hybrid and Process Control as part of their new products initiative. From these, Mark gained hands-on experience in refining, chemical, specialty chemical, pulp & paper, and oil & gas industries.
Control Systems Engineering Manager
Rick Willett is the Control Systems Engineering Manager at LyondellBasell’s Channelview Complex. He has 28 years of experience in refining and petrochemical manufacturing, holding leadership positions in engineering, technology, management, supply chain, and advisor roles. Rick is an operations and process automation technology veteran, and brings strategic expertise in the areas of technology, management systems, safety systems, automation, and plant optimization. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University
Nagappan Muthiah (Muthu)
Safety Systems Discipline Technical Authority
Wood Automation and Control
Nagappan Muthiah (Muthu) is the Safety Systems technical authority for automation and control at Wood. Muthu is a certified functional safety expert and licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas with 15 years of process automation experience. He has worked on several control systems expansion and upgrade projects.
Muthu is an ISA84 voting member and committee secretary and also serves on the CFSE Process Safety Advisory Board.
Group Publisher & VP Content
Smart Industry, Control, Control Design
Keith Larson is group publisher responsible for Putman Media's manufacturing automation titles Control, Control Design and Smart Industry. Corporately, he also as serves vice president of content across Putman Media's other magazine titles. He holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana and worked as a research engineer for Amoco Chemicals before joining Putman. He holds several U.S. and international patents and led the Putman editorial team that in 1997 received the prestigious Jesse H. Neal award for editorial excellence from the American Business Press, the highest journalism award given by the business-to-business press community.
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