Invensys division explains its strategy

Foxboro, Mass. - In February 2002, Invensys' chief executive, Rick Haythornthwaite explained, in great detail, how Invensys had recently completed a very through self-appraisal and was ready to move forward with a strategy designed to become a world-class provider of products and solutions.

By Control Engineering Staff May 13, 2002

Foxboro, Mass. – In February 2002, Invensys ‘ chief executive, Rick Haythornthwaite explained, in great detail, how Invensys had recently completed a very through self-appraisal and was ready to move forward with a strategy designed to become a world-class provider of products and solutions

According to Mr. Haythornthwaite, showcasing key brands, placing recognized industry expertise ever closer to customers, and helping customers maximize control, automation, and instrumentation investments were key factors in the successful implementation of the strategy.

Part of the February announcement included the formation of two divisions-Energy Management and Production Management.

Invensys businesses included in the Production Management Division are APV, Avantis, Baan, Esscor, Eurotherm, Foxboro, Pacific Simulation, SimSci, Triconex, Validation Technologies, Walsh Automation, and Wonderware.

On May 8th, Invensys’ Production Management Division chief operating officer, Leo Quinn announced organizational support designed to align the division with the Invensys’ strategy of helping customer’s maximize control, automation, and instrumentation investments.

Under Mr. Quinn’s leadership, the division is being organized into three vertical industry focused business units:

  • Products and process management solutions for food, beverage, and personal healthcare industries, supported by APV;

  • Automation, control, and process optimization for hydrocarbon, pulp and paper, power and municipal, and general purpose industries, supported by Esscor, Eurotherm, Foxboro, Pacific Simulation, SimSci, Triconex, Validation Technologies, Walsh Automation, and Wonderware;

  • and Enterprise application solutions for industrial enterprises, supported by Avantis and Baan.

Mr. Quinn, also explained that each business unit would be divided into two separate organizations-one with a product and support service focus; the other focused on performance solutions.

Product, technologies, and support services will report to Joe Cowan, president of Invensys Manufacturing and Process Systems.

Mike Caliel, president of Invensys Process Systems Operations, will head the newly formed Performance Management group. Mr. Caliel will also continue to oversee the division’s sales organization and its European Production Management operations. “Our strategy focuses on specific, fast-growing markets that benefit from our core strengths of superior technology, in-depth sector knowledge, and our extensive, established customer base. This well-defined structure will clearly allow us to execute our new strategy,” said Mr. Quinn.

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