Dave has been with ABB for 17 years in a variety of technical support, sales support, business development & marketing roles. He currently has business development responsibilities within the OGP Business Unit with emphasis on High Integrity Safety, Fieldbuses, Batch Control and State Based Control (SBC) for the System 800xA Control Systems products in the Americas. He has experience in advanced controls and process engineering with former companies; Shell Chemical, Koch Refining (now Flint Hills Resources), and Pavilion Technologies (now Rockwell Software). Dave is a 1975 Chemical Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech.
Dave is the author of a white paper on the operational excellence benefits of SBC, a white paper on the operational benefits of FOUNDATION Fieldbus HSE, and is a contributing author to Martin Hollender’s book, Collaborative Process Automation Systems published by the International Society of Automation© 2010. He is also a featured blogger on ProcessAutomationInsights.com. His 21 years of process engineering and advanced controls with Shell and Koch provided him direct, hands-on experience at automating direct control response to abnormal situations.
Additionally, Dave is a member of ABB’s team involved with the Center for Operator Performance (a consortium of 5 primary operating companies, researchers, 3 automation suppliers, and Beville Engineering focused on improving the capabilities of process operators), a Senior Member of AIChE, a Senior Member of ISA (ISA106 committee for sequential control, SFS Certificate), and a member of MESA.