The Yokogawa Users Group Steering Committee consists of
current users of Yokogawa products, platforms and solutions and services who
act as the governing body for the Yokogawa Users Conference and
Exhibition – North America.
Roy Corbett is an Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer at Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) in Houston, TX. Roy earned a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1988.
Roy started his career in electronic circuit design for Chubb Electronics in the UK where he designed Fire and Gas panels to British and European standards. He moved to GP Elliot Electronic Systems Ltd (part of ICS Triplex Group) in South London as a Fire and Gas and Safety Systems Engineer before transferring to the Houston office of ICS Triplex as a Senior Engineer. While at ICS Triplex in Houston, he transitioned into Project Management. Roy diversified his industry experience with a move to Bechtel Corporation as a senior engineer, where he worked on LNG projects including field construction, commissioning and startup assignments in Africa. He returned to Project Management when he joined Yokogawa Corporation of America and was assigned to the engineering group responsible for executing Chevron projects.
Roy joined the Process Automation-Project Support Team of Chevron Energy Technology Company in 2011. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and TÜV Functional Safety Engineer.
Riley Parker - Vice-chair Shell Exploration and Production Riley Parker is a University of New Orleans graduate with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in Engineering Management. He initially began work as a Control and Automation Engineer at Shell Exploration and Production Company.
Following Hurricane Katrina, Riley was assigned to oversee the rebuilding of the control and automation systems for one of Shell’s key assets, the Mars TLP. He then accepted a project engineering position in Shell’s Engineering Projects group, managing projects of up to $100m USD.
Riley is currently a Technical Authority for Shell Upstream Americas in the control and automation discipline. He is responsible for setting strategic and business objectives within the control and automation discipline for deepwater oil and gas production facilities.
Lenny Pousson graduated in 1980 from Leon Goudeaux High in Reserve, LA and was hired as a Process Operator at CF Industries in Donaldsonville, LA in 1981. Lenny was transferred to the DCS Department in 2002 as a DCS Administrator and is responsible for all maintenance and programming of the DCS, SIS, and PLC equipment.
CF began upgrading all of its operation units to CS3000 in 2005 and has completed five units as of 2012. The DCS Administrators are also responsible for assisting engineering and operations with these projects.
Mathew Leighty CF Industries Matthew Leighty DCS Specialist for CF Industries at Verdigris, OK. I started at CF Industries in June 2002 as an Operator. I was transferred to the Engineering Department in May 2013. My responsibilities are maintenance and programming of the DCS/SIS and Plant PLC’s.
We completed the upgrade of Plant 2 to Centum VP last year, and will complete the remainder of the complex in January 2015.
Jason Nicholson Vanderbilt Chemicals Jason Nicholson is a University of Kentucky graduate with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He spent 10 years in electrical maintenance, dealing with PLC, motor control, and drive systems. Vanderbilt Chemicals LLC hired Mr. Nicholson in 2007 as the plant Electrical Engineer and in 2014 was promoted to Maintenance Manager; responsible for mechanical and electrical maintenance including all batching systems.
Prithwijit Ghoshal (PG), is working as a Reliability
Engineer – Process Controls, for Koch Nitrogen Company LLC, at their Fort
Dodge, IA location. His primary responsibilities pertain to the programming and
upkeep of the site’s DCS and SIS systems, applications, and associated tasks.
His prior experience has been as a Process Engineer for a specialty chemicals
plant, and as a Control Systems Engineer for an engineering firm, based in
Houston, TX. His specialization during that time was in Batch processing, and
He graduated from Oklahoma State University, with a M.S. in
Chemical Engineering. This thesis was on Non-linear Regression Modeling.
Shawn Warren is the president of Classic Controls, Inc. located in Lakeland, FL. They have been the authorized representative for Yokogawa Instrument Products & Systems as well as a Yokogawa Authorized System Integrator for 24 years. He was a founding member of Classic Controls and has been involved in the sales promotion, design, configuration, and start-up of several DCS systems from uXL to the current Centum VP platform. He is equally involved in the sales and support of Yokogawa’s complete line of instrument products. They cover the State of Florida and the Caribbean.