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Expert and author Nick Cross from Marex

Nick Cross
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Hans Hennekam

Hans Hennekam
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Marcel Kelder

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Mailyn Schürmann

Mailyn Schürmann

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Maurice Wilkins

Dr. Maurice Wilkins

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Kathleen Kiefer

Kathleen Kiefer
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Mark van Otterlo

Mark van Otterlo

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Kim van Es

Kim van Es

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Elbert van der Bijl

Elbert van der Bijl

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Niels Huttenhuis

Niels Huttenhuis

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Bart van Haagen

Bart van Haagen
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Peter Weidemann

Peter Weidemann

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Masaru Kimura

Masaru Kimura

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Jürgen Kerndlmaier

Jürgen Kerndlmaier

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Gustavo Cerezo

Gustavo Cerezo

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Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish
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Nick Cross

Expert and author Nick Cross from Marex

As a marketing professional with over fifteen years of progressive experience within digital, marketing and sales environments, I joined Yokogawa in 2015 and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the marketing team at Yokogawa Marex. Yokogawa Marex develops specialist software solutions that develop, promote and support software and IT solutions for process information management in production facilities such as oil refineries and chemical/petrochemical plants across the globe.

With in-depth knowledge and understanding of the marketing environment with a key emphasis on effective customer communication, today I am responsible for raising the profile of Exaquantum – Yokogawa’s plant historian solution. By acquiring data from all facets of a process and transforming data into easily usable, high-value, widely distributed information, it enables organisations to achieve safe, reliable and optimal plant operations.

Outside of the workplace, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, exploring local beaches and the picturesque countryside on the Island. I am keen on watching and playing sports including football, cycling and running and in enjoy dining out with family and friends to relax.

 

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Hans Hennekam

Hans Hennekam

I have 33 years’ experience in the process control domain, holding several positions with different companies, in different countries. My educational background is technical, business, financial management and legal. From my entrepreneurial standpoint, I am very interested in customer challenges and like to collaborate and solve issues together.

As a person, I am an early adaptor of new technology.  Similar to many Japanese companies, Yokogawa’s key drive is quality and reliability. This blend of personal drive together with a strong company vision helps my team to deliver effective solutions for my customers.

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Marcel Kelder

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With 30 years’ experience at Yokogawa, I have been involved with almost every part of plant automation. Currently, I am responsible for Advanced Solutions, which are solutions and services that run on top of the process control system. I am in contact with many of our European customers about digital transformation, IIoT and IT/OT convergence. These topics are important drivers for our industry to stay ahead of the competition and to keep our environment safe and clean.

With this blog, I want to share with you my journey, including both best practice, but also bad practice. All experiences are very valuable because we can learn from them, and the lessons learned will drive us forward.

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Mailyn Schürmann

Mailyn Schürmann

I am new to the world of process automation. Being familiar with cosmetics and commodities, the process industry is not at all simple to understand. So follow me on my journey to the world of process automation and the Oil & Gas industry!

As a dedicated Marketeer and Digital Native, I try to achieve more awareness for the Yokogawa brand. It’s gorgeous to promote this blog for all of Europe. So pay attention to the blog and our Social Media Channels- follow us 🙂

In my free time, I like to spend time with family & friends, join #teamneedtogotosports or enjoy a good book.

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Dr. Maurice Wilkins

Maurice Wilkins

I am a PhD Chemical Engineer and Executive Advisor to Yokogawa’s Marketing HQ in Tokyo, based in Ilminster, UK. I have 40 years of experience in decision support, human factors, batch solutions, procedural operations, HMI design, advanced process control, benchmarking analysis, the chemicals and refining industries and developing related standards.

My primary work with Yokogawa involves working with international organizations to understand the impact of digital transformation on our current and future business and also working with global standards development organizations (SDO’s) in the development of standards for operator decision support, smart manufacturing, robotics, and autonomous operations.

I am the Volunteer Engineering Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control and a Fellow of the IChemE. I was inducted into the Process Automation Hall of Fame in 2011. I sit on various IEC international standards committees on smart manufacturing. I am active with ISA (International Society for Automation) Standards & Practices division and co-chair of the ISA101 HMI standard committee. I was part of a small team that proposed a procedure automation standard to ISA in 2009. It has since become ISA106.

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Kathleen Kiefer

Kathleen Kiefer

My name is Kathleen Kiefer. I have been Product Manager for Rotamass TI  at Rota Yokogawa since April 2017. I have 15 years of professional experience in sales and product marketing. I would like to use my knowledge from various industries to further develop Rotamass TI and drive the success of our great product.

This task is particularly exciting because I can learn new things every day, the handling of measuring instruments is technically challenging and I am often allowed to be creative.
I enjoy every minute with my family and in my garden as a balance to my daily work. I enjoy cycling and listening to good audio books.

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Mark van Otterlo

Mark van Otterlo

With 25 years of experience in Process Automation and in-depth experience in delivering multidiscipline Main Automation Contractor projects and Services, I enjoy very much the challenge of bringing more value to End Users and Contractors in our business. I have been holding several positions within Yokogawa and countries.

As Executive Director of Yokogawa Europe, I am responsible to develop the European domestic business with existing and new customers in Europe. These are exciting times as our world of Industrial Automation is changing so fast, thanks to the digital transformation, requiring us to continuously develop further and aiming to Co-Create value with our customers. We aim to support our customers, helping them to achieve more in business, with their customers and partners, whereas at the same time we are on a serious mission to contribute more to the United Nations Sustainable development goals. We like to do this with our customers and partners in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

 

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Kim van Es

Kim van Es

I am currently working as a marketing and communication advisor at Yokogawa where I am responsible for developing and implementing business communications, public relations, and promotional strategies to raise the organization’s public profile. My main responsibilities include coordinating the design of promotional material and distributing in various channels, coordinate conferences, trade shows, customer events, and designing & launching marketing campaigns.

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Elbert van der Bijl

Elbert van der Bijl

After being graduated as a chemical engineer, I gained more than 20 years of experience in the Industrial Automation. Since 2008 I have been working for Yokogawa in various fields of sales & marketing and have the pleasure of travelling a lot to Japan.

I enjoy working closely with our Japanese colleagues in R&D and Innovation as well as being in contact with our customers and partners. In line with our mission ‘Co-innovating tomorrow’, I always look for new innovative co-operation initiatives with potential partners and our customers.

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Niels Huttenhuis

Niels Huttenhuis

With my background in Electrical engineering and business administration, I started in 2008 at Yokogawa in the Netherlands. Overall, I am a Functional safety specialist – I am also a TUV certified FS engineer – which I practice in two various roles: account manager special safety applications and Agile Product Owner from the Safety Squad team.

In that last role, I am looking to apply Yokogawa’s innovative solutions in completely different markets. Because of my specialty in safety, I mainly focus my blogs on that theme.

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Bart van Haagen

Bart van Haagen

I am an experienced Business Unit Marketing Manager at Yokogawa Europe. Currently, I am responsible for Network Solutions. I have a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry.  As a Product Management professional, my skills are in process control, engineering and process automation.

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Peter Weidemann

Peter Weidemann

As a Mechanical Engineer, I joined Yokogawa in 2007. Before joining Yokogawa I had the chance to collect broad project experience in global infrastructure projects.  Being in the manufacturing side of Yokogawa, my current role as a Support Engineer is to facilitate sales and EPC projects involving Flow Meters.

You can only gain expertise by working with the users and get an understanding of their industry by going to those places. With the deep product knowledge and a go-to attitude, I witnessed Yokogawa Flow Meter applications and developed solutions in the Oilfields of Texas, Refineries in Europe and Russia, Petrochemical and Vegetable Oil Industry in Asia and Loading Installations in Europe. The only way to communicate is to speak the industry-specific lingo and provide reliable support to our sales.

Besides daily Sales Support, my main task is to share knowledge and provide product training to Yokogawa Sales all over the world. This activity is very enjoyable because of the exchange with all the different people of Yokogawa and our customers.

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Masaru Kimura

Masaru Kimura

I am a marketing specialist for system products at the Yokogawa Electric Corporation. Since joining Yokogawa in 1999, my assignments have included manufacturing execution systems for factory automation, plant information management systems, software product planning and system product marketing for IA. I have a Master’s degree in Computational Intelligence and System Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

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Jürgen Kerndlmaier

Jürgen Kerndlmaier

My name is Jürgen Kerndlmaier. I am working for Yokogawa in the PCI sales department for more than three years. My field of activity is South/East Bavaria where I am responsible as sales engineer for the distribution of PCI instrumentation.

During more than 35 years of professional activity in the field of measurement and control technology, I had the opportunity to acquire various expertise in the field of cavitation.

Especially projects in hydroelectric power plant technology to prevent cavitation damage, as well as many years of experience in the field of control valves has helped me to understand Yokogawa’s system-specific solution and create this article.

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Gustavo Cerezo

Gustavo Cerezo

My name is Gustavo Cerezo. I was born in Mendoza, Argentina but I am currently living in Buenos Aires. I am the father of triplets, two girls and a boy. I graduated as an electronics and electrical engineer in the University of Mendoza, and then did a master’s degree with specialization in technology business at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires –ITBA- in joint with IAE of Madrid.

I have worked in instrumentation, automation and control for oil and gas for more than 25 years mostly working with EPC companies, but also as the manager of Digital Oilfield in YPF. Currently I am responsible as country manager for Yokogawa in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, where we have many challenges and a great team. Working at Yokogawa so far has been highly enjoyable, since we share experiences, interesting business and relaxing moments with my colleagues in offices all over the world. Besides worklife, enjoying free time with my children, playing musical instruments and visiting museums, compensates for the structured life we also enjoy as engineers. As a personal hobby, I am a compulsive adaptor of new technologies, but I also enjoy some old fashion technologies.

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Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish

I recently graduated from university in June 2018, acquiring a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing Management. During my time at university, I was fortunate enough to gain valuable hands-on experience in digital marketing through a placement within the Car Hire industry, working on international campaigns for two global brands.

Since graduating and securing a marketing role at Yokogawa, I have been introduced to the automation industry, which I thoroughly enjoy learning about, especially IIOT and digital transformation as I am keen to see where it takes businesses in the future. My main role at Yokogawa Marex is assisting with the creation of marketing material and content for distribution across all of our channels to promote our products and solutions including Exaquantum.

In my free time, I like to keep active by running (the Isle of Wight has a lot of scenic routes so it never gets boring!) and also Yoga. I very much enjoy food and socialising with close friends over a glass of wine or two!

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