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1 Standards Certification Education & Training Publishing Conferences & Exhibits 1 Automation Careers: A Panel Discussion Carolyn P. Byrne, P.E. - Principal Manager, Project Controls, KBR, Inc. - Wilmington Operations Timothy L. Cole, P.E. - President, Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE) Jim Keaveney - Regional Sales Manager, Key Account Director, Emerson Process Management Host: Jeff Arbogast, PhD – International Expert, Applied Math R&D Air Liquide

2 Outline ISA & Wilmington ISA News –http://wilmingtonisa.org/http://wilmingtonisa.org/ Introductions Panelist Comments Questions to Panel

3 Congratulations to George Bentinck!!! Honored with the 2014 Excellence in Enduring Service at the ISA Honors & Awards Gala in Kansas City on November 10 th Recognizes “dedicated volunteer service to the Society [over 15 or more years] at the grassroots level” George has served ISA and particularly the Wilmington Section in many roles: –Wilmington ISA Program Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, President- elect, President ( ), Past-President; Recognition Chair and Scholarship Chair (current role) –ISA Excellence in Documentation / Excellence in Technical Presentation Review Chair ( ) 3

4 ISA Food & Pharma Symposium Feb 2015 in Spring House, PA https://www.isa.org/events-conferences/isa-fpid-2015/ Annual Symposium of the ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division Many topics of broader interest (e.g., presentation on Alarm Management by Nick Sands) Registration: –ISA Members: $295; Non-Members: $395 –1-Day Registration: $195 Coincides with Delaware Valley – International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Annual Exhibition at Citizens Bank Park on February 10th (4-9 PM) –https://ispe-dvc.org/https://ispe-dvc.org/ 4

5 Wilmington ISA Review Organized 8 Events –4 Technical Applied Control Engineering –Joint Meeting with Delaware Bay IEEE at DelTech Stanton (Jan) –2014 Wilmington ISA Show & Technical Conference (Mar) –30 of 31 Exhibition Spaces sold with ~125 Attendees –2014 Wilmington ISA Shrimp Boil (Apr) –2014 Wilmington ISA Picnic (Jun) Relatively Strong Attendance (15-20) as a Percentage of Our Membership (~100) We maintain a Solid Budget with funds to sustain us –Show & Shrimp Boil well supported by local vendors Challenge: Need New Leaders, New Members 5

6 Jeff Arbogast  Education and Credentials  BS – Chemical Eng., Virginia Tech, 2002  PhD – Chemical Eng., U. of Connecticut, 2007  PhD focus on PID Control (Robust Stability)  Air Liquide – Delaware Research & Technology Center  Currently coordinating projects on Distribution / Logistics and Plant Reliability  Previously Group Manager of Process Control & Logistics R&D ( )  Managed worldwide projects on PID tuning, Alarm Management, and HMI design  Recently named to AL Group’s technical career ladder as AL International Expert  International Society of Automation (ISA) – Senior Member (2014-present)  WISA: Newsletter Chair ( ), President (2012-Present), 2014 Show  ISA Automation Week Program Committee ( )  Review Organizer for Excellence in Technical Presentation award (2014-present)  Personal: Hometown – York County, PA (~60 miles west of here) Leisure Activities: Attending Plays at various Theatres; Walking through Longwood, Winterthur

7 Carolyn Byrne  Education and Credentials  BS Electrical Engineering – Binghamton University 1990  MBA, Finance – University of Delaware 2012  Professional Engineer, CSE  20 years of contracting  Bechtel’s Engineering Rotation Program  BE&K Lead Engineer – Tanco’s Cesium Formate Facility; DuPont Kapton Line  BE&K Bio Pharm – Manager of Automation / Project Manager  KBR - Chief Technical Engineer, CSE / Principle Manager of Project Controls  Experience in Nuclear, Chemical, Mining and Bio Pharm industries  4 years with DuPont  IP.21 Implementation Project  A&PC competency team member  Process Control Leader for DuPont Performance Coatings  Personal  Hometown Bronx, NY (Go Yankees), Dog-lover, 2 kids (empty nest)  Recreational runner and home renovator  Volunteer work: VITA, Food Bank of Delaware and Special Olympics

8 Tim Cole  Education and Credentials  BS Chemical Engineering – Auburn University 1980  MBA – Penn State Smeal 2015  Professional Engineer – DE, PA, CT & TX  13 years with DuPont  Site Process Control Engineer – Orange, TX  Process Control Consultant – Wilmington, DE & Camden, SC  Project Engineer – Pencader Plant, Newark, DE  Co-founder and President, Applied Control Engineering, Inc.  Zero to $17M in 20 years  Current Focus on Sustainability (sustainable growth as stated at Smeal)  Personal  Distance Runner / Adventure Racer  Daughter at Penn State; Son is Senior at Avon Grove High School  Spouse (ChE Refugee), Teaches Math at Downingtown STEM Academy

9 Jim Keaveney  Education and Credentials  AA, BA – Temple University  MBA – Penn State University  Philadelphia ISA Education Certificate Program  Emerson  Regional Manager – Northeast Atlantic (current)  Key Account Manager – Merck (current)  Key Account Manager – P&G  Micro Motion – Field Sales  Honeywell  Strategic Account Team - DuPont  Field Instrument Specialist  Industry  Volunteer leader with International Society of Automation (ISA)  Society Treasurer (current)  2016 Society President  Personal  Hometown: Philadelphia, PA  Decent Tennis player (3.5 – 4.0)

10 How did you decide to become an engineer and who influenced you?

11 How did you decide or just become involved in automation and process control?

12 How does your education support your role in automation and process control?

13 What mentors did you have and what influence did they have on you?

14 What was one of your career highlights, and how did you get involved in that work?

15 Did you have a career experience that you would rather not do if you had it to do over again, and if so why?

16 What do you enjoy most about your current role?

17 What skills do you see as critical for younger engineers to develop?

18 What is the best career advice anyone has every given you?

19 Do you have a favorite automation story?

20 Wilmington ISA Events Held, 6 More Planned –23 Sep 2014: Variable Speed Drives (Lee Cline) –28 Oct 2014: DelTech Innovation & Technology Center –25 Nov 2014: Automation Career Panel –Jan 2015: Joint Meeting organized by Delaware Bay IEEE –24 Feb 2015: Opportunity to Volunteer to Organize –24 Mar 2015: Opportunity to Volunteer to Organize –28 Apr 2015: Wilmington ISA Shrimp Boil –26 May 2015: Opportunity to Volunteer to Organize –23 Jun 2015: Wilmington ISA Picnic (Jun) Need Volunteers to Arrange Speakers for Upcoming Meetings; Opportunities also available for Newsletter Chair and participation in organizing Nov 2015 Show 20


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