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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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Niklas Frielingsdorf

Niklas Frielingsdorf
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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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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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Niklas Frielingsdorf

Niklas Frielingsdorf

My name is Niklas Frielingsdorf and I have been responsible for the online and social media presence of Yokogawa Deutschland GmbH as Marketing Manager Online since the beginning of April 2018.

My goal is to expand and optimize the still young structures in these areas and to advance Yokogawa through the right marketing and communication measures – nationally and internationally.

As a trained editor, writing is just as much a part of my passions as sports in many facets, as well as good films and series. Even better than with these things, I only spend time with my wife and my sons.

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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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