Piotr Konieczny, Sr. Systems Engineer

Expertise: Extensive experience in power systems engineering, controls and automation integration, electrical hardware design and drives.

Education: BSEE (Dipl. Ing.) from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poland, (also took courses in programming and electrical drives).

Work history: 10+ years at Siemens Canada Ltd. on the following assignments:

Production: Testing of wide range custom built electrical products (switchgears, control panels, electronic instrumentation), conducting special tests for prototyping and new equipment development, calibration & maintenance of the plant measuring and test equipment.

Systems Engineering: Systems design on projects for offshore drilling and marine customers.

Other assignments: Project management, technical studies, detailed design, supervision during installation, startup & commissioning.

François Ravier, Sr. Automation & Drives Engineer

Expertise: Extensive experience in process automation in various industrial sectors, i.e., chemical, glass, textile, food/agriculture, plastics, oil and marine.

Education: Baccalauréat série C, University of Lyon (1969), University Diploma of Science Studies in Physics and Chemistry, University of Besançon (1972), Maîtrise de Mécanique (Bac.+ 4) from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Besançon (1977), France Automation courses at the: "École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques" in Besançon.

Work history: 15+ years as an international Automation Consultant.

Equipment handled: Merlin-Gerin, April, Siemens Teleperm, Burr-Brown, Analog Devices, Siemens Simatic S5, DC speed controllers Siemens.

Most significant customers: Siemens France, Siemens Canada, I.O.T.A. Turkey for SURFACE, Michelin, Schlumberger.