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Control.com Adds New Engineering Positions at Open Control Laboratory
Westborough, MA (December 11, 2001) - Control.com Inc., the global online
community for control professionals, has announced the appointment of two new
senior engineers at the Open Control Laboratory, Dr. Marc Bumble and Terence
Creevan. The Open Control Laboratory is an independent testing facility dedicated
to the advancement of interoperability in the industrial controls industry.
Located at Control.com in Westborough, Massachusetts, the Lab tests and integrates
open control products from many different suppliers to assess their ability
to operate together in an open control environment. Control.com is using the
knowledge gained from the Lab to develop a new generation of industrial control
systems based on open controls.
Dr. Marc Bumble has been appointed Senior Software Engineer at the Open Control
Laboratory. An open software expert with over a decade of experience in communications,
he will be responsible for working with low-level controls software, including
operating systems and drivers. Most recently, Dr. Bumble worked as a software
consultant on a variety of Linux/UNIX development projects for such clients
as the US Department of Transportation, Dragon Systems, Ennovate Networks, and
NASA Ames Research Center. Previously, Dr. Bumble held communications and systems
engineering positions at Grumman Aircraft and GE Aerospace. Dr. Bumble has served
as a computer science instructor at Pennsylvania State University and is the
author of multiple open source applications, including software for road traffic
simulation. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University
of Pennsylvania, as well as a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania
Terence Creevan is Senior Controls Engineer at the Open Control Laboratory.
In his position, he will work with high-level software, including Human Machine
Interfaces (HMIs), Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), and connectivity to proprietary
packages. Prior to joining Control.com, Mr. Creevan was the Principal Engineer
and Founder of systems integrator Integrated Network Technologies. There he
served as Site Manager for GE Fanuc Automation North America in Taiwan during
the installation of a system that included Radio Frequency Identification (RFID),
SCADA, and shop floor controls. As Senior Process Automation Engineer at Oregon
Steel Mills, Mr. Creevan was responsible for developing automated electronics
for the plate steel manufacturing process. He also founded systems integration
firm Automation Control Systems, where he worked with such clients as Boeing
and Lamb-Grays Harbor Company. Mr. Creevan has over 15 years of industrial automation
experience working with such technologies as embedded control systems, PLCs
and ladder logic, graphical user interfaces, and data acquisition systems.
Both Dr. Bumble and Mr. Creevan will report to the Director of the Open Control
Laboratory, Dr. Peter Wurmsdobler. Dr. Wurmsdobler is one of the world's leading
authorities in the field of real-time Linux and its application in the controls
industry. "In expanding the resources of the Open Control Lab, we're looking
for experienced automation engineers with an extensive background in software
development," said Dr. Wurmsdobler. "We're pleased to have found two
engineers of the caliber of Dr. Bumble and Mr. Creevan. Marc's extensive knowledge
of open software development and Terence's hands-on automation experience provide
us with the additional resources we need to expand our open controls testing
paradigm throughout the entire industrial controls community."
Control.com is the largest online community of control engineering professionals.
Home to the Open Control Laboratory, the Automation ListÔ, and the PLCArchive,
the company hosts a growing technical knowledge base and variety of peer-to-peer
forums that provide numerous opportunities for interchange in the control community.
The company is advancing the industry toward the open control paradigm, where
interoperability among different vendors' products allows designers to create
control systems with the products that work best for their applications. Control.com
plays a key role in the establishment of open control as the norm, through the
integration, supply, service, and support of open systems and their components.
For more information, visit http://www.control.com.
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