Yokogawa Corporation of America recently concluded its 2012 Users Group Conference and Exhibition Oct 30-Nov 01 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La. Yokogawa hosted approximately 300 professionals in the 2 1/2 day event who shared their experiences of utilizing Yokogawa products, platforms and solutions. The agenda included daily keynotes, Yokogawa system and product updates, user-based technical sessions including presentations and ask the expert panel sessions, and four MESA sponsored workshops on specific ISA standards. Included was an exhibition that included a complete portfolio of Yokogawa VigilantPlant Solutions and Services, Measurement and Control solutions, plus @20 complementary solution partners.
“The Conference and Exhibition is vital for Yokogawa because it provides a means to present Yokogawa's direction in industrial automation as well as gather feedback from our users for our products and services so that we can improve our ability to exceed their expectations,” said Bruce Jensen, General Manager, Technical Solutions Support Center for VigilantPlant Solutions. “Our users see it as a way to learn about complementary solutions and what’s new that will be coming in the near future as well as to network with each other and share common interests. They provide invaluable feedback for product enhancements that will satisfy their business needs and help in prioritizing those improvements for the U.S. market.”
2012-2014 Steering Committee Members
An introduction of the new steering committee members for 2012-2014 included Chuck Fortner, Precision Engineering – Chairman, Tom Craig, Feedforward - Vice-Chair, Lenny Pousson, CF Industries Donaldsonville, Roy Corbett, Chevron ETC, Charlie Watson, Koch Fertilizer, and Virgil Moffit, CF Industries Woodward.
Plans are now underway for the next event tentatively designated to be in the Fall of 2014 with details to be announced as soon as location and dates are finalized.