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Francisco Hernandez (HRS Heat Exchangers)Francisco graduated as an industrial technical engineer at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Murcia, Spain) in 1993, and joined HRS in 1998. After a year as a design engineer, he focused on HRS’ food processing projects, developing, designing and commissioning large projects for customers. Throughout his professional career, Francisco has worked primarily within the food industry and has an in-depth understanding of its process nuances and requirements. In 2010, he was made Food Business Director for the HRS Group, supporting the sales teams’ engagements and customer requirements internationally across all of the HRS Group’s offices. Francisco’s extensive technical knowledge developed throughout his career as a design engineer, along with his ability to understand the unique needs of the client, have made him one of the top experts in the food processing industry.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Pumps and Pumping Systems
Gregg Johnson (Masterflex)Gregg Johnson, Sr. Global Product Manager, Masterflex is a 40 year veteran of the fluid handling industry. His experience covers fluid handling applications in all industries and product development in peristaltic pump technology. His early career focused on product development with the Masterflex® brand peristaltic pumps managing development of the core digital pump drive products, the Easy-Load® pump head technology and consumable tubing development. He went out to industry to learn other pumping technologies with both centrifugal and positive displacement pump manufacturers. In 2000, he was recruited back to Masterflex to become the Global Product Manager where he oversees product development from concept to launch.Expert in: Pumps and Pumping Systems
Matt Smith (Silverson)Matt Smith is Sales Director at Silverson Machines, which has over 70 years of experience helping customer in the field of high shear mixing. Silverson Machines serve many different industries from Pharmaceuticals to Food and can be used in a variety of applications including emulsifying - creating stable emulsions, blending liquids of varying viscosities and homogenisation. Along with a dedicated and knowledgeable Sales team and Technical staff, Silverson Machines can help find the right mixer for your application.Expert in: Fluid Mixing Technology
Martin Hangaard Andersen (Landia a/s)Martin Hangaard Andersen, Technical Supervisor with Landia a/s has 20 years of experience with mixing technology, pumps and pumping systems. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and Marine Engineering and he has worked extensively with projects involving waste water management, food industries and biogas production. The past 20 years Martin has worked as Technical Supervisor at Danish Pump and Mixing company Landia a/s, consulting customers and colleagues on a wide range of technical solutions. Whether it is handling and preparing food industry by-products for recycling or updating sludge processing for biogas production in sewage treatment plants - Martin is the expert, providing in-depth advice, sustainable solutions as well as highly specialized products for handling demanding liquids and industrial waste products. He takes great pride in providing reliable, high-quality and long-lasting technical solutions, tailormade to match individual customer needs. Throughout his years of experience Martin has gained vast knowledge and expertise in his field and product development has been a natural part of his job description, resulting in durable and effective solutions such as Landia GasMix. A unique method for treating and mixing sludge for optimal anaerobic digestion used in sewage treatment plants in Denmark and worldwide.Expert in: Fluid Mixing Technology, Pumps and Pumping Systems
Eric Heilveil (Siemens Industry, Inc.)Eric Heilveil is a 30-year plus veteran in the process instrumentation marketplace. He started out his career working for Emerson Electric and later moved on to work with his current employer Siemens Process Instrumentation Flow Division. Throughout his career in industrial flow measurement he has held positions as a field service manager, a field sales manager, application engineer, product line manager, sales and product trainer, among other roles. Eric has worked extensively in the semiconductor, biotech, water and wastewater, food and beverage, automotive, oil and gas, and chemical industries. His current position with Siemens is as a Product Marketing Manager for flow products. Eric holds a dual MBA in marketing and finance. Based in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, throughout his career Eric has been responsible for business development and marketing of the Coriolis, clamp-on ultrasonic, magnetic flow and vortex flow products. He has been expertly selling, managing, consulting, designing, training, marketing and writing about flow measurement and control products that serve industry for his entire career.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Dominik Hegen (HERMETIC-Pumpen GmbH)A pump is more than just rotary equipment. It is the promise to solve a pumping task safely and reliably. In his function as a product and application manager at HERMETIC-Pumpen GmbH, Dominik Hegen takes care of transparently presenting the knowledge about pump technology and the selection of the pump to the customer. After an apprenticeship as a mold mechanic for high injection tools, Dominik graduated as an industrial engineer and specialized in the field of product management and has 9 years of professional experience in this field in different positions. At HERMETIC – Pumpen GmbH he is responsible for standardized canned motor pumps which are used in chemistry, Petrochemistry and oil and gas applications. With numerous webinars and user-friendly brochures, he supports customers and interested parties in the selection of suitable pumps and works as an interface between sales and technology. Should you want to know more about one of the most safe, cost efficient and reliable pump technologies do not hesitate to contact Dominik Hegen.Expert in: Pumps and Pumping Systems
Dave Grumney (Hawk Measurement Systems)Dave is Vice President of Sales at Hawk Measurement (HAWK) and has more than 40 years of experience in the process instrumentation industry. Dave started working as an outside sales engineer in 1979 for his father’s company, AO Grumney. While there, he learned the importance of value added selling and superior customer support. He later became a manufacturer’s rep for various companies such as Siemens, Miltonic’s, AMETEK and many others. Several years later, Dave started his own company, Delta Instrumentation, a manufacturers’ rep agency which serves the process instrumentation and automation industries. In 1989 Dave started FLO-CORP, a US manufacturing company of flow, level and monitoring instrumentation. Through manufacturing his own line of process instrumentation, he found it allowed him to gain more control over origin of product, quality and lead times. In 2019, FLO-CORP merged companies with Hawk Measurement, the world leader in level, positioning, asset monitoring and flow measurement technology that provides cutting-edge equipment and complete solutions to the global industrial market. Throughout his wide range of experiences as sales engineer, sales rep, president, owner and CEO, the position he currently holds at Hawk Measurement as VP of Sales, allows him to do what he loves. Dave has always had a passion for meeting new people, building relationships and helping customers solve problems. His values align with HAWK’s as they are committed to providing best-in-class products, services and technologies that will have unsurpassed value to their customers.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Level Control and Measurement, Pressure Control and Measurement
Armand Bergsma (Pressure Control Solutions BV)Armand Bergsma has 20+ years of experience in precision pressure control solutions and flow control instruments. After 15+ years with Bronkhorst High-Tech, specializing in precision process automation, he started PCS early 2016. In less than 5 years, he has built a customer base throughout Northwest Europe consisting of almost 500 companies and > 2.000 engineers, such as R&D, analytical companies, catalysis and electrolysis, pilot plants, system integrators, oil & gas companies, new energy, (bio)pharmaceutical and biotech companies, food & beverage production, and many more. It is safe to say that Armand has built a steady image for PCS to be the go-to-expert in pressure control in Northwest Europe. With his experience and wide network of chemical- and process engineers as well as a solid network of suppliers and business partners, Armand is confident he can help solve most pressure related questions out there – either out of his knowledge or through the reliable team and network that he has built over the years. Armand is a strong believer in knowledge sharing as the basis for growth and innovation and is, therefore, an enthusiastic sparring partner for his customers. Armand values quality, technology and sustainability as the basis for any answer to pressure related issues.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Level Control and Measurement, Pressure Control and Measurement, Temperature Control and Measurement
Jens Enggaard Thuesen (DESMI A/S)Jens Enggaard Thuesen, Product Manager at DESMI, has more than 35 years of experience with hydraulic- and transmissions systems. Over the past 17 years Jens has worked in different positions at DESMI’s R&D department. When pumping a liquid – Jens is the expert that is analyzing possible options, difficulties and troubleshooting. He takes great pride in bringing a pump solution that matches the need of the customer. By the end of 1984, Jens completed his Bachelor of Technology Management in the field of hydraulic and transmissions. Afterward, he completed an engineering education and, he gained broad knowledge by combining practice and theory. Through years of experience and gained knowledge & years of experience, product development became a natural part of his work. As he says himself: "The best solutions come up; when practice and theory come together”. Expert in: Pumps and Pumping Systems
Stéphane Dumonceaux (Side Industrie SAS)Stéphane Dumonceaux is a French “Water-Man”! We can say that water is his life! Mr. Dumonceaux was sailing since he was a child and started out his career working 3 years on the water in the French Navy. He gained 7 years of experience in the hydraulic construction, pump industry, and water treatment in the field of wastewater. After this, he developed a new method for pump stations rehabilitation and invented Direct In-line Pumping for lift stations in a period of 12 years at S.I.D.E. Industrie. Today he is the owner of SIDE Industrie. After years of time spending his time fixing customers their problems in the field of wastewater, he realized that they needed something different. In 2002 he invented and patented the Direct, Intelligent and Clean way to transport wastewater called the DIP System. S.I.D.E Company. The first system has been manufactured and installed in 2003. Now Mr. Dumonceaux spent his time introducing promoting and deploying the DIP System® all over the World. Mr. Dumonceauxand is still working with lots of passion in improving the vital relationship between humans and water!Expert in: Pumps and Pumping Systems
Helge Berg (Alicat Scientific)Helge Berg, General Manager of Alicat Scientific Europe, has more than 30 years experience in the field of fluid handling. In his early years Helge developed proportional solenoid valves for Burkert and moved on to Mass Flow Controllers when managing the Gas Handling business unit. He served many different industries from bio pharma, plasma cutting, analyzers to semiconductor. Gathering end-to-end experience over several highly customized system projects from technology development, to sales, and production. Now, his main goal at Alicat Scientific Europe is to find solutions for complex fluid control problems to satisfy customers' needs. Contact Helge if you have a challenging mass flow, pressure, temperature or other fluid control application.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Fluid Mixing Technology, Pressure Control and Measurement
Gérard Bottino (Panametrics)Gerard joined Panametrics in 2008 as a Flow Product Specialist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions and is now the Global Flow Commercial Development Leader. He started his career in 1990 in the process industry after receiving his MSc. Before joining Panametrics, Gerard had several technical and commercial roles with several industries. Subject Matter Expertise – Flow, field instrumentation and process industriesExpert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Erik van den Bosch (Teledyne Gas & Flame Detection)A question on your Gas & Flame Detection needs ? Erik will guide you through the different solutions to protect your personnel and your site from anoxia, toxic or explosive hazards. Each application has its own set of fire, gas and safety hazards, which can vary not only from facility to facility, but also from area to area within the same facility. With more than 8 years of experience in the gas and flame industry, Erik knows it all and can consult with you to identify your specific needs, design an appropriate fixed gas detection system to meet those needs and ensure its proper installation and ongoing operation. You can contact Erik in Dutch, English or French, to discuss gas and flame detection applied to water treatment, refineries, breweries, car parks, tunnels, natural gas, food & beverage, steel, marine, freezing and many more… No application is too complicated, and no gas detection system better meets your need than those from Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection, manufacturer, equipment and service provider with production facilities based in Arras, France/ Renfrew, UK and Englewood, USA. Erik’s dedication to safety is backed by Teledyne’s global capability and manufacturing excellence, and you can be sure that he will provide expert judgment and premier technology that you can trust.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Fluid Storage
Adrian Young (Young Calibration Ltd)Adrian founded Young Calibration in 1996 with his partner and close family associates and has been at the helm of the company ever since. After his successful early career in automotive powertrain Research & Development, he developed a keen interest for thermal fluids systems and instrument calibration. Having endured poor instrument calibration support from the market in the 90’s, he saw a need for some bespoke flow calibration services at elevated operating conditions and extremes of ranges. Incorporating the company in 1996 he designed, developed and manufactured all the company’s in-house calibration facilities for gas flow, fluid flow and air velocity, culminating ISO 17025 accreditation in 2002 (Lab 0604) via the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Adrian’s broad practical experience has helped the company develop test and calibration services for ultra-low fluid flow, oxygen clean pressure calibration, high temperature air flow testing and thermal fluid product type approval testing. His current professional focus is on the continued expansion of the UKAS Calibration schedule and the development of test and calibration solutions for extreme measurement conditions.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Richard Laukam (ValvTechnologies, Inc)Richard Laukam is a Regional Sales Director at ValvTechnologies. He joined the company in 2007, following progressive manufacturing engineering and project management positions at IMI in Europe. He moved into sales for ValvTechnologies in 2013 as Western Regional Manager, a position that he has held ever since. Richard holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from Loughborough University in the UK. Richard is responsible for leading ValvTechnologies' business growth across the Americas continent. His mandate is a multi-industry one, with a particular focus on strengthening channels and driving day-to-day business.Expert in: Process and Control Valves
Markus Unglert (UWT GmbH – Level Control)Markus Unglert is Senior Product Manager at UWT GmbH. UWT is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of level measurement technology offering innovative sensors for continuous and point level measurement. The company offers solutions for solid as well as for liquid media. Markus started out his career by training as a Systems Electronics Technician where he acquired valuable practical experiences in this field. He then moved on to study at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) and the University of Applied Sciences Kempten (Germany) where he graduated as an Electronics Engineer. Since then, he has gained over 20 years’ experience in product management, application consulting and product training working for international operating companies specializing in measurement and control devices. During that time Markus has worked with various sensor technologies in the field of flow, pressure and level control providing innovative solutions for organisations around the globe. Currently his professional focus is on level measurement, especially vibration, capacitive and radio frequency technologies. In addition he also specializes in rotary paddle, guided and free radar devices. With his extensive experience within the industry Markus is renowned as an expert in all applications delivering solutions from the standard through to extreme measurement situations as well as the more unusual niche applications.Expert in: Level Control and Measurement
Niek Smeenk (Equflow BV)Over the years, Niek has gained a broad knowledge in different fields by executing research in semiconductors and solar cells focused on aerospace. After completing his research Niek started working at Equflow (flowmeter manufacturer) back in 2017 as QA and Product Manager. Besides being responsible for the company’s quality assurance, Niek also assists their customers with all technical issues that may occur during any flow measurement process. These issues occur among various application fields: biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, but also semiconductor, agriculture, water management and automotive. Niek always strives to always find the best flowmeter solution for the customer which also includes customization of flowmeters so that any low viscous liquid can be measured accurately.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Lee Sandry (Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions)Hello, my name is Lee Sandry and I am a Sector Training Manager at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions. My role primarily involves training sales colleagues to provide customers the best fluid handling solutions in industrial sectors, including water treatment, mining, chemical and construction applications. Being from Cornwall and surrounded by the mining industry, with a father who worked underground, my local environment was always about engineering and mineral processing. My apprenticeship when I left school was with the large mining machinery manufacturer, which has led me onto greater things. My background at Watson-Marlow started in 1996 when I was involved in the production of hundreds of parts that go into the manufacture of our pumps. This was followed with becoming a Technical Support Engineer, working directly with colleagues and customers globally. Site visits and constant customer-facing support at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions, gave me the opportunity to experience many aspects of installation and operation of our peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps range. My aim is to enable sales teams around the world to provide robust solutions for demanding pumping applications, helping customers improve the efficiency and safety of their manufacturing process. Choosing the right pump can overcome problems that cause other pump types to fail. With no rotors to wear, or seals and glands to flush, peristaltic hose pumps handle abrasive fluids without the maintenance costs of other pumps. Whilst the extremely low shear and high suction sinusoidal pumps reduce product damage and cut waste in high viscosity fluid transfer duties.Expert in: Pumps and Pumping Systems
Jan Christensen (Brooks Instrument)Jan Christensen has nearly 40 years of experience in precision flow and pressure control instrumentation. He began his career as a Canadian Service Specialist where he traveled out to the field and repaired valve instrumentation and control systems. Now with 35 years at Brooks Instrument, he assumes the role of Regional Manager. As a Regional Manager he is responsible for the northern part of the United States and Canada learning about the exciting projects our customers are working on and how Brooks Instrument can serve them. Jan has worked extensively in oil and gas, biotech, and semiconductor industries as a flow, technical, and application expert. He is a global traveler, fluent in Danish, German, and English, and has visited every continent except for Australia. Jan has a diploma in materials management from Seneca College and a diploma in electronics from Sheridan College. He also served in the Canadian Air Force for seven years where he learned about electronics specifically repairing radar.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Pressure Control and Measurement
Casey Williamson (GF Piping Systems)Casey Williamson is Head of Business Development Microelectronics Global Industries for Georg Fischer. For the last 25 years, he has provided support for the semiconductor and photovoltaic sub-segments; through the years, he has been instru­mental in defining fab construction requirements as they apply to piping systems for the conveyance of high-purity liquids, process cooling, and chemical waste streams as well as analytical control systems to optimize the operations of UPW and waste systems.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Piping Systems, Process and Control Valves
Paul de Waal (Vögtlin Instruments GmbH)Paul de Waal is Dutch and educated as a Measurement and Control /Electronics Engineer. After a start as Instrumentation Engineer at Delta Controls, often outsourced to Shell, he became Managing Director of Sierra Instruments b.v. for almost 25 years. In 2012 he moved to the UK and now works as Business Development Director at Vögtlin Instruments GmbH in Switzerland. Paul has been active is several ISO committees and has a wide network of international relations that he can call upon to support him. (Vögtlin is part of the TASI group). He has practical experience with about every flow meter principle available. Currently his professional focus is application support, product development and international sales promotions. His main interest and experience lies in non-fiscal gas mass flow measurement/control systems and calibration. Gas mass flow meters and controllers used in applications like consumption measurements and distribution, gas dosing, mixing, (leak) testing, flame control, furnace, glass, heat treatment, packaging and analysers. Application for this can be found in industries like Food, Bio technology, Surface technologies, Welding, Medical, Pharma, Energy (Solar, Fuel cells, combustion, etc), chemical, semiconductor, metal industry and many more..Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Erik Tiemensma (Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V.)Erik Tiemensma, Sales Knowledge Manager, has over 20 years of experience in flow and pressure measurement and control for gas, liquid and vapour. For many years Erik worked as Sales Engineer supporting worldwide sales channels in finding the best solutions for customers’ applications. At Bronkhorst we are convinced that sharing experiences and knowledge is an added value for customers, when discussing the most suitable products for their applications. As part of this expert panel, looks forward to your challenging flow or pressure questions.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Pressure Control and Measurement, Process and Control Valves, Temperature Control and Measurement
Trevor Forster (Titan Enterprises Ltd)Trevor Forster is Managing Director of the internationally respected flowmeter company - Titan Enterprises Ltd. His experience in fluid handling dates back to the mid 1960's when he started working on rotating seals and flowmeter design for third party clients. Trevor draws upon his extensive experience of using innovative design and production techniques to produce elegant flow metering solutions for organisations around the globe. Titan Enterprises supply a range of off-the-shelf flowmeters, application-specific flowmeters & bespoke flow metering devices & solutions. Their flow sensors are designed to customer specifications & to meet specific flow ranges & environmental conditions.Titan are also a supplier of NSF-approved flowmeters for food & beverage applications.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Pascal van Putten (VPInstruments)Pascal van Putten, CEO, and founder of VPInstruments. Pascal has over 20 years of experience in flow measurement, compressed air monitoring, and industrial energy management. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. In 1999, Pascal founded VPInstruments when he turned the flow sensor technology, invented by his father in 1974, into a revolutionary flow meter. Nowadays, VPInstruments offers industrial clients Energy Management solutions for compressed air, technical gases as well as other utilities.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Frank Gerritse (FLEXIM)As of the first of December, 2020, Frank Gerritse will lead the Benelux subsidiary of FLEXIM GmbH. FLEXIM is market leader of Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Flow Meter technology for Gasses, Liquids and Steam and Concentration Measurements using both Ultrasonic and Optical technology. The headquarter is based in Berlin (Germany) and celebrated their 30th year anniversary earlier this year. The Benelux subsidiary, Flexim Instruments BV is based in Berkel en Rodenrijs (Netherlands). Mr. R. Helders who has led the organization in the last two years has left the organization to pursue new professional opportunities. With Frank Gerritse (57), FLEXIM employs an experienced and well connected manager with a long track record in the process instrumentation market. Prior FLEXIM, Frank Gerritse has worked for the Instrumentation divisions of Baker Hughes, General Electric and Endress & Hauser in multiple sales and management positions. In more than 30 years he has gained a wealth of experience in technologies, applications, markets and customers. With the team, Frank Gerritse will continue to work on the further expansion of the growth strategy for the innovative Ultrasonic technology for Process Industry Markets. Instruments and applications for non/invasive flow or concentration measurement can be found in the Oil&Gas, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, W&WW, Marine, Steel & Mining among others.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
Dietmar Saecker (Endress+Hauser AG)Dietmar Saecker is temperature measurement expert at Endress+Hauser in Nesselwang, Germany. His experience covers technical sales support, consulting for difficult temperature measurement applications and international know-how transfers, especially in the Life Sciences industry. He also teaches at the Kempten University of Applied Sciences. Dietmar studied Chemical Engineering with a focus on measurement and control technology at the University of Dortmund. Experience from many customer visits has shown him that many problems arise from an incorrect choice of equipment. In lectures and training courses on temperature measurement technology, he demonstrates the complexity of the subject and regularly surprises numerous listeners with his thoughts and experiences. His recipe: “Recognizing trends and sharing knowledge. Because only when we share knowledge can we develop better solutions together.” Dietmar is looking forward to your questions and the exchange with you.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement, Temperature Control and Measurement

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