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Peter Reynolds
Contributing Analyst
As a Contributing Analyst at ARC, Peter performs research into and consults with clients on technology areas such as process automation, optimization , and the disruptive and emerging technologies impacting industrial manufacturing.


​​Responsibilities and Experience
Peter brings more than 25 years of professional experience in process automation applications, information technology and supply chain in the downstream oil refining and petroleum product marketing.

Prior to joining ARC, Peter served as the Strategic Planning Manager for Automation and IT at Irving Oil in Saint John, New Brunswick, which operates Canada’s largest refinery, eight petroleum terminals, and over 800 retail locations in Canada and the US. Previous positions at Irving included leading the Irving Oil Refining Growth team to develop the process control and automation strategy for a Greenfield joint venture refinery with BP, and Saint John Refinery Automation Systems Leader.

Peter’s broad range of practical experience included migration of the DCS systems at the Irving Oil Saint John Refinery and implementation of several safety systems and operational excellence initiatives. Peter was also a leader in the design and implementation of the process and automation systems design for several hydro-processing units. As leader of IT strategic planning he led the development of the long range plans for core business and supply chain systems and IT Cloud service deliver models that supported the key refining business directives.

Sample of Recent Custom End User Engagements

APC Supplier Selection for a Large Global Chemicals Company 05/2012
SRM for Process Automation Services for a Large Global Oil and Gas Company 12/2012
DCS Supplier Selection for a Regional Pulp & Paper Company 06/2013
APC Technology and Supplier Selection for a Mid-Sized Global Chemicals Company 11/2013
Supplier Selection Program for a North American Oil & Gas Company 09/2014 

Conference Presentations, Keynotes

Invensys / Microsoft Executive Eye Opener Seminars: The Cloud in Manufacturing, Seattle, Philadelphia, Houston and Minneapolis 09/2012
North American Invensys SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware Users Conference: Keynote Presentation Future Trends, Direction and Drivers for Process Manufacturing 10/2012
2012 Yokogawa North American Users Group Conference Keynote Presentation: Process Automation System Lifecycle Management 10/2012
ABB Automation and Power World Presentation: Cloud Computing and the Impact on Manufacturing 03/2013
ABB Automation and Power World Presentation: Operational Risk Management for Industry 03/2013
SAP Best Practices for Oil and Gas – Operational Integrity Presentation 09/2013
Microsoft Connected Oil and Gas – Information Driven Operations 09/2013
ISA Middle Eas Keynote: Market Trends and Key Drivers for Tomorrow’s Automation

Kuwait Industrial Automation Conference​: Securing the Industrial Internet of Things 04/2014
ISA Abu Dhabi: Best Practices for Securing Your Infrastructure 05/2015
SAP Best Practices for Oil and Gas: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Changing Ops 09/2015
Emerson Exchange: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Changing Ops 10/2015

Recent ARC & Industry Market Studies

APC and Optimization Global Market Study
Process Simulation and Optimization Global Market Study

Recent ARC & Industry Publications

Consumer Technology Enters Manufacturing 09/2011
Supply Chain Excellence for Refining 10/2011
Managing Obsolete Technologies Strategies and Practices 12/2011
The Journey To Supply Chain Excellence in Refining and Petro-Chemicals Industries 10/2011
Hydrocarbon Processing: The journey to supply-chain excellence in refining and petrochemicals 11/2012
SAP Best Practices for Oil and Gas Conference 11/2011
OpsManage'11 Reflects a Unified Invensys Operations Management Business 11/2011
DHS Workshops Focus on Cyber Security Awareness and Knowledge Transfer 03/2012
Sustaining Control Systems: Post Migration 04/2012
Suppliers and Users Alike Share Responsibility for Successful Control System Migrations 05/2012
ICONICS Software Solutions Can Help Oil & Gas Businesses Meet Today’s Challenges 07/2012
Honeywell Process Solutions Introduces Experion PKS Orion at HUG 2012 07/2012
Consistent Well-Documented Asset Operating Procedures Help Drive Op-X 07/2012
Invensys and Microsoft Join Forces to Deliver Cloud-Based Manufacturing Solutions 10/2012
Advanced Process Control and On-line Optimization Global Market Study 11/2012
SAP Solution Integrates Upstream Oil & Gas Operations to Improve Visibility into Assets and Operation 01/2013
Control System Migration Lessons Learned 04/2013
ABB Event Focuses on Software and Services 04/2013
Operational Integrity Management at Statoil 04/2013
Aspentech Optimize 2013 Conference Demonstrates the Company’s New Direction 06/2013

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