2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Forest & Paper Products
Best Practices Panel (IP,Pixelle,Mondi)
This panel will cover the best practices in implementing a success enterprise program around the PI System, and advance analytics. We will explore the new trends in terms of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as means to leverage knowledge and compliment the expertise available at the mills.
Rick Smith is a Chemical Engineer with 35 years of paper industry experience. His career has always been focused around process control, process data and mill information systems. His focus has long been to get the data to the decision makers to improve product quality and company profitability. Rick has worked with the PI system since the ‘90’s and spend a lot of time in the past five years educating new hires on methods for retrieving process data to solve day-to-day problems.
MONDI Štětí a.s.
Born in 1962. Technical univesity - subject of study pulp&paper. Since 1987 in Mondi Štetí in pulp department, from 1991 technological data collection system manager,
later PI system
Pixelle Specialty Solutions
Pete Long is the Global PI Administrator at Pixelle Specialty Solutions (formally Glatfelter SPBU), a market leader in specialty paper providers. He has been the PI Admin at Spring Grove, Pennsylvania for 18 years. He has worked in paper mills for the last 24 years, 15 in the IT department, and 9 in Process Automation including 6 years with Honeywell-measurex. As with any good PI Admin, his passion is to expand the creative implementation of the PI product with the other software, systems, and people it touches to transform data into operational intelligence to make real-time decisions improving real-time profits. You may also remember his 2009 PI World presentation entitled “PI Baking Contest”. His favorite motto comes from his good friend: “It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Sherlock Holmes