As a Contributing Analyst at ARC, Peter performs research on technology areas such as process optimization and asset performance management for industrial manufacturers.
Peter performs research into process and technology areas such as process optimization, asset performance management, and data analytics. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience as an Energy and Chemical industry subject matter expert.
Peter is a distinguished thought leader, strategist, and speaker, with an extensive history of practical experience in refinery automation, safety, and IT. He has also published several whitepapers related to digital transformation and frequently speaks at technical conferences throughout North America and the EMEA region.
Prior to joining ARC, Peter served as the Manager of 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 the migration of the DCS systems at the Irving Oil Saint John Refinery and the 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 hydroprocessing units. As the 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 delivery models that supported the key refining business directives.
Peter's research includes the analysis of a variety of emerging practices, benchmarking, and best practices. He has aided users in supplier and technology selections, and suppliers with acquisitions and product roadmaps.