16th Annual Readers Choice Awards--and the Control/ARC Monthly Podcast

The 2008 version of the Readers Choice Awards is posted on the web, of course (see the previous post). The magazine mailed today. Next Wednesday, January 16, we'll go live with the second edition of the Control/ARC Monthly Podcast Series. We'll be discussing the Readers' Choice Awards, and what they really mean. With me will be Paula Hollywood Wil Chin. Paula has nearly 30 years experience in the areas of sales and product marketing in industrial field instruments that utilize a vast array of technologies including magnetic, coriolis, radar, electrochemistry, capacitance, and ultrasonic.  Paula Hollywood Paula's focus areas include Field Devices (Flow, Level, and Pressure), Process Analytical Chemistry, Intelligent Pumping Systems, and Laboratory Information Management Systems.   Prior to ARC, Paula spent 14 years at The Foxboro Company in various capacities including two years in the Delaware field sales office in both inside and outside sales roles.  She also spent seven years with Kentrol, Inc., a manufacturer's representative company, as an inside sales rep where she was primarily responsible for sizing and selection of field devices including control valves and flow meters.  At Kentrol she was also a member of the Quality Improvement Team.  Prior to joining ARC, Paula was level product manager at Krohne America, Inc. for four years where her responsibilities included product technical support and directing US sales and marketing activities for all level products.   Paula is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Wil ChinWil Chin leads the field device consulting team at ARC covering process measurement technologies. He is responsible for pressure flow, level, temperature and related markets. Wil also covers field device communication protocols, plant asset management (PAM), wireless devices and laboratory information management systems (LIMS).   Wil's focus areas include Process Measurement Technologies, Plant Asset Management, Field Systems (Flow, Level Pressure, and Temperature), Wireless Field Devices, Field Device Communication Protocols, Inventory, Tank Management, Blending Systems, and Laboratory Information Management Systems. Wil has nearly 30 years experience in the areas of sales management, product marketing, and engineering experience in industrial field instruments that utilize a vast array of technologies including magnetic, coriolis, radar, capacitance, vortex, vibration, DP and ultrasonic.   Will has been with ARC since 1999. Prior to ARC, Wil spent 10 years at Krohne Inc. of Peabody, MA, where he held the position of Vice President of Sales.  He was responsible for the sales of flow and level instrumentation in North America as well as developing business alliances with suppliers and users.  At Krohne, he also held positions where he provided strategic product planning and technical support for Magnetic, Coriolis, Variable Area, and Ultrasonic flowmeters.  Prior to that, Wil spent 10 years at The Foxboro Company where he held positions of Senior Product Specialist and Development Engineer.  Wil also held engineering positions at BIF, a Unit of General Signal, and Stone & Webster Engineering. Wil holds an AS in Mechanical Power Engineering from Wentworth Institute, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and an MBA from Bryant College. And then there's the short, fat balding guy. That would be me.me We hope you will join us for this lively and very interesting discussion.