Up-leveling Design & Deployment for Terminal Automation & Pharmaceutical Applications

A webinar with the CSIA featuring Avid Solutions

Join Tim Shope, Avid Solutions’ Director of Digital Transformation, as he shares his extensive experience designing and deploying hardware/software solutions for customers. Tim will walk through why he advocates for “setting a spec” in specific ways to ensure operational excellence in case studies involving a terminal automation and pharmaceutical skid builder. He will finish up his webinar sharing where he sees the market going, and why.

Takeaways for attendees will include:

  • Insights into how to best architect and deploy transformational automation solutions with Rockwell, Inductive Automation and Stratus ztC Edge
  • A look into architecture leveraged for terminal automation and pharmaceutical skid use cases
  • Perspectives on where the market is today, where it’s going in the next 12-24 months, and what you can do about it

Featured Speakers

Jose Rivera
CEO, Control System Integrators Association
Executive with a particular focus in Strategy and Business Development, and a deep understanding of industrial markets and technology, as well as business-to-business marketing and sales. Managed several product lines and sales territories through direct and indirect sales channels, across industry verticals and geographies. Delivered solutions to customers in: Energy, Power Generation (including Smart Grid), Chemical, Oil and Gas, Metals Mineral Mining, Water and Waste Water, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage. Comfortable working and leading teams directly or within a matrix organization.

Close involvement with business development in strategy development, acquisition road map generation, due diligence, integration, and divestitures. Track record of creative acquisition road map development and execution focused to support a new strategic direction, in particular innovative solutions for targeted verticals.

True multinational background and extensive global experience in Europe and Latin America. Fluent in English, Spanish and German, with basic knowledge of French. Kellogg School of Management MBA; BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

Tim Shope
VP of Operations and Technology, Avid Solutions
Tim has over 25 years of Process Controls and Automation experience. His unique and diverse skills as both a customer and vendor afford him an exceptional perspective on delivering value via technology.

He has held leadership roles in Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation. Focusing on Presales and Consulting engagements in Cyber Security, Process Control and Automation, Safety Instrumented Systems, Migration and Modernization disciplines. Prior to Rockwell, he was a staff process control manager for Resolute Forrest Products and performed roles of increasing responsibility inside Honeywell’s Pulp and Paper organization.

​He is passionate about performance – particularly when it comes to leveraging technology to deliver process improvements and economic benefits. While risk and obsolescence may be the primary drivers for many automation projects, it is an opportunity to look for areas of improvement in the process, operations and control strategies to deliver incremental value year over year.

Jeffrey Young
Head of Business Development (Americas), Stratus Technologies Inc
Jeffrey Young is currently the Head of Business Development at Stratus Technologies. As a strong Sales professional, he has demonstrated an extensive history of working in the industrial automation and computer software industries. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has become skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Customer Satisfaction, Sales Operations, and Sales Management.

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