The Control Engineer

12/31/2002



Who is the Control Engineer?


Highly educated
Experienced engineers Supervise buying teams Decision makers Subscriber titles Located through industry Large companies Need information

Highly educated**

Degrees in:
Electrical Engineering46%
Mechanical Engineering22%
Chemical Engineering7%
Other11%

 

  • 76% of our readers are college graduates

  • 28% have advanced degrees or attended grad school

**Reader Data, Control Engineering North American Reader Profile Study. June 2000





85% are experienced engineers

Circulation
Engineers74,908
Managers7,311
Operations/Maintenance5,303
Source: June 2001 BPA Statement

Typical readers have 21 years work experience, 12 years with their present employers, and 9 people reporting to them.





Supervise buying teams**

The typical Control Engineering reader supervises 9 people. Department spending averages $1.4 million per year for instrumentation, controls, and automation products and services.

  • On average 24% of the department expenditures go to services

  • 60% of readers work with systems integrators

In the next two years, 74% of our readers will spend the same or increase department spending.
Increase30%
Decrease4%
Not sure22%
Stay about the same44%

**Reader Data, Control Engineering North American Reader Profile Study. June 2000



Decision makers

100% of Control Engineering subscribers
recommend, specify, and buy control products
Process & discrete sensors74%
Programmable logic controllers63%
Controllers & regulators62%
Test, calibration & analysis equiment62%
Motors & drives62%
Software62%
Relays, switches, timers61%
Power systems59%
Computers59%
Enclosure & consoles59%
Valves & actuators54%
Control systems54%

Source: June 2001 BPA Statement





Subscriber titles Include:
 
  • Control Engineer

  • System Design Engineer

  • Production Engineer

  • System Integrator

  • Production Design Engineer

  • Operations or Maintenance Engineer

  • General/Corporate Management


Source: June 2001 BPA Statement







Control Engineering Subscribers are:

Located throughout the industry

Process Hybrid Discrete
RefiningFood & beverageAutomotive
PetrochemicalPharmaceuticalsAerospace
ChemicalPaper productsAppliances
Pulp & paperSemiconductorElectrical/electronics
Electric utilitiesOEM

45% Process Industries (includes utilities and consultants)
55% Discrete parts manufacturing and OEM





Employed by large companies

:65% of Control Engineering circulation is delivered to large companies

Plant Size by Number of Employees # of Subscribers
100-24916,354
250-49913,303
500-99910,274
1,000+17,422
**Reader Data, Control Engineering North American Reader Profile Study. June 2000







Control Engineering subscribers need information

Control Engineering 's readers request information by:
Mailing free postcard70%
Calling manufacturer66%
Internet62%
Faxing manufacturer19%
Writing to manufacturer4%



The readers' primary request methods are:
Mail free postcard38%
Internet32%
Call manufacturer30%
Fax to manufacturer1%



Our readers use the following sources
Trade magazine ads78%
Trade magazine articles78%
Internet71%
Sales visits54%
Trade shows51%
Direct mail39%



Most important source of information
Internet24%
Trade magazine ads23%
Trade magazine articles18%
Sales visits14%

**Reader Data, Control Engineering North American Reader Profile Study. June 2000



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