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ABB names Joe Hogan of GE as CEO

From the press release this morning:  The Board of Directors of ABB Ltd. announced today that Joseph M. Hogan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the ABB Group. Hogan is currently CEO of GE Healthcare, the global leader in medical diagnostic technology and biosciences, and is a member...

Run your plant from anywhere the ABB way!

Introduced at ABB Automation World in Houston, and now released... here's the press release, verbatim: ABB releases cpmPlus Smart Client for System 800xA Provides secure, real-time access to automation systems via any internet browser Baden, Switzerland, May 12, 2008 – ABB announced that it has released its Industrial

ExxonMobil is the largest process industry firm--and when ExxonMobil speaks, Automation World listens...

Local Touch, Global Standards Key to Energy Project Success What Is ExxonMobil's Take on the Economy and the Energy Sector? ExxonMobil is the largest process industry firm in the world, so it is always interesting to hear the company’s thoughts on the state of the world economy.

More Automation World-- John Brantley from IBM on collaboration and ABB

Innovation Requires Commitment to Collaboration Collaborate Openly, Partner Aggressively and Innovate Continuously “We’re taking and using customers’ deep insight into their businesses because innovation is at the intersection of insight and invention,” began John Brantley, general manager of IBM’s global chemical and petrochemical industries, in his keynote address at ABB...

Live from Automation World: Demaré Speaks

"Yet Again a Great Quarter In his first appearance in North America since becoming CEO as well as CFO of ABB, Michel Demaré, who has a long history with Dow Chemical Company, talked about ABB’s commitment to collaboration.

Live from ABB Automation World

"This is the part of the year I love the best," said ABB's Mark Taft, who is acting as MC for thr fifth straight year. 40,000 square feet of exibit space and close to 3500 attendees (almost 1000 more than last year) make this substantially larger than any previous ABB event.

What's a DCS?

Somebody wrote to the A-List at control.com a while back, and claimed that while XYZ and ABC were DCS systems, two other companies' systems, in his not-so-humble opinion, didn't qualify. Last year, in a discussion with Emerson's Chief Strategic Officer, Peter Zornio, we came up with the following definition of...

Commentary: What does the ABB news mean for end users?

"We have to turn the page now," said Michel Demare, the new CEO of ABB at the end of an international media and analyst conference call held early this morning Zurich time. "Tomorrow is a new day, and we have all these excellent results to share." ABB Chairman Hubertus von...

Say what?!? ABB's Kindle leaves because of "irreconcilable differences"

From ABB this morning, verbatim. All I want to say is that I have a lot more questions than answers. Unfortunately, the timing of the release made it impossible for anybody in the US to listen in on the conference call referenced in the release, so this is all the...

A conversation with Peter Terwiesch of ABB

Peter Terwiesch is a technologist, futurist and business person, who serves as Chief Technology Officer for ABB...and as such has a remarkable and unique position to view the automation industry, both in factory automation and process automation areas.