Dick's focus areas include Manufacturing Industries
Strategies and Best Practices; Supplier Selection Process, Supplier Performance
Management, and Operational Excellence Solutions, Oil & Gas, Refining,
Chemicals, and other Process Industries; Advanced Software and Systems
Technologies such as APC, Optimization, PIMs, and DCS. Dick is responsible for covering advanced software business on a worldwide basis. In addition, he provides leadership for support of ARC's Manufacturing Advisory Service team and clients.
Dick has over 30 years of experience in the areas of
manufacturing and automation. As a process engineer, he gained experience in
oil refinery operations and applications of advanced process control. Later, he
expanded this knowledge of manufacturing solutions applied to other process
Dick has broad international experience by virtue of his
extensive international assignments with The Foxboro Company. Dick spent three
years in Tokyo as Vice President of Foxboro's joint venture from 1989 through
1991. In addition, during his 17 years at Foxboro, Dick's assignments included
product marketing management for the company's flagship system, the I/A Series,
and related software. Prior to Foxboro, Dick was a senior process control
engineer with BP Oil, developing and implementing advanced process control
applications. As a chemical engineer, Dick was involved in refining process
engineering and refinery unit operations during his eight years with Standard
Oil of Ohio and BP.
Dick has been with ARC since 1995. Prior to ARC, Dick was
the US General Manager of Walsh Automation, a major engineering consulting firm
and supplier of CIM solutions to the pulp and paper, petrochemicals,
pharmaceutical and other process and manufacturing industries.
With extensive experience in the oil & gas industry and
advanced systems applications, Dick provided both product knowledge and industry
leadership in many major petrochemical and other process industry projects
worldwide. Since joining ARC, Dick has utilized his extensive experience in
advanced software for the process industries to provide a series of technology
forecast studies for process information management systems, simulation,
optimization and model-based control software.
Dick is a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute with a
BS in Chemical Engineering. He has completed post graduate courses in network
technologies and relational database structures at Northeastern University.