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Industry experts with 100+ years combined experience

 

Kevin Ashford

Exxon-mobile
 
 

Walt Boyes

Sptizer and Boyes LLC

Walt is a principal with Spitzer and Boyes LLC. He is a Life Fellow of the International Society of Automation, a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control, a Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist, and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. He also acts as Editor of the alternate history magazine, The Grantville Gazette and is Editor in Chief of Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press.

 

Jody Damron

salt river project

Jody Damron has worked in generation at Salt River Project for 44 years and has experience in many critical roles over the years, including Control Operator, Instrument and DCS Tech, Maintenance Supervisor, CMMS Supervisor and Calibration Software Supervisor. He had the unique opportunity to work with IBM and BEAMEX programmers to build an automated calibration integration between Maximo and CMX which resulted in 50% labor saving. He often accepts speaking opportunities to share how to build a successful CMMS and Calibration System. He recently supervised the implementation for SRP’s Hydro calibration system. Jody currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona supporting all SRP’s generation CMMS and Calibration Software.

 

Steve Jerge

Lonza

Steve has 30 plus years of calibration experience in the telecommunication and pharmaceutical industries. The majority of which has been with Biotech manufacturing as a Calibration Technician, Calibration Supervisor, SME, and Project Specialist. The last 3 years were focused on contributing to Lonza’s global paperless SAP/CMX CMMS solution, implementation, training, supporting calibration operations, and expansion projects.  Steve holds an AS in Applied Electronics and BS Business Management.

 

George Lister

Del mar college

George learned his love for systems as a digital satellite communications technician in the Submarine Service USN. He has over 30 years of experience in the process industries as a Control Systems Technician.  He is a Senior Life Member of ISA and an advocate of technical certification contributing to the development of certification programs for ISA, the Electronic Technician’s Association – International, and CompTIA.  He is Past-Chairman of the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician Steering Committee. He currently serves as Vice-President of the ISA South Texas Section and Faculty Advisor for the ISA Corpus Christi Student Section.  George is the Program Coordinator for Industrial Instrumentation at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Brian Pozwick

Northeast Ohio Region Sewer District

Brian Pozwick is the district lead for Mission Critical Services with operations and process control for a Class IV treatment plant. Mission Critical maintenance provides a broad portfolio of proactive support services encompassing all elements of instrument maintenance in the organization, the people, process, and technology. 

Brian brings to his position 33 years well-established background in instrumentation technology and automation professional services. Prior to taking on district electrical and instrumentation in 2018, he was a supervisor for Process control and automation division for the district for 16 years.  His experience in this business involved roles at the technical consultant level, developing programs, and delivering technical services for a wide variety of internal district customers.

Brain holds a associates degree in Business Science from DeVry University in New York and has an ISA CCST level I, Utility Lean SIX Sigma Camo (Green) Belt, NSLS Advanced Leadership Certification, and holds Ohio Class III Wastewater license.

 

Antonio Vega

New England Controls Inc. (NECI)

Antonio Vega, Service Supervisor for New England Controls Inc., has more than 16 years’ experience in instrumentation/calibration, industrial mechanics, industrial control and calibration management systems. Antonio has performed root cause analysis, troubleshooting, calibration, gas monitoring, tank level monitoring and more for industries including power generation, LNG plants, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage. Antonio began his career in instrumentation in 2005 as a subcontractor for Siemens Building Technology in Puerto Rico where he was a resident technician performing calibrations. Antonio relocated to the USA in 2011 and began working in the New England area as a Sr. Instrumentation Engineer. He now supervises the service team at New England Controls Inc. which covers most power plants (combined cycle, trash burner, biomass, cogen), LNG plants and many other industries. Antonio holds an Associate's degree in Instrumentation Technology from the Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico - Recinto de San Juan.

 

Henry (Hank) Schucking

Salt River Project

Hank has enjoyed supporting SRP for 40 years. He started as an Engineering Design Technician and was project lead in transferring Circuit, Raceway and Instrument data from paper into digital format which was the foundation for Work Management and the BEAMEX / CMX instrument calibration processes. Hanks current role as Work Management Planner supports the Work Management process, the creation of Outage Work Plans, PM’s and Job Plans and the configuration of calibration data that integrates directly with the BEAMEX / CMX process.