Nalco Company is the world’s leading water treatment and process improvement company, delivering significant environmental, social and economic performance benefits to a variety of industrial and institutional customers. They have more than 11,500 employees operating in 130 countries supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, research centers and sales offices to serve a broad range of end markets. In 2009, Nalco achieved sales of more than $3.7 billion.
Nalco’s programs and services are used to prevent corrosion, contamination and the buildup of harmful deposits and in production processes to enhance process efficiency, extend asset life, improve their customers’ end products, and enhance air quality. They help customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption while minimizing environmental releases while boosting the bottom line. Through their sales, service, research and marketing team of more than 7,000 technically trained professionals, they serve over 70,000 customer locations worldwide. Nalco’s primary focus is to provide their customers with sustainable technologically-advanced engineered solution and service programs. These programs ensure optimum and trouble-free operations in the customer’s plant, mill, mine or municipality through the prevention of water and processrelated problems and proactive process improvements.
One such new and innovative program is their REFINED KNOWLEDGE which leverages Nalco’s chemical products and performance data, application expertise and extensive resources to deliver best in class services and solutions to their customers. To achieve this goal, Nalco selected best in class technologies that include OSIsoft’s PI Infrastructure for real time data management and Microsoft’s platform and Software-plus-Services Suite for office and business intelligence.
Dr. Esposito serves as the Group Lead for Data Management within the Energy Services Automation Center of Excellence at Nalco. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University with a focus on process modeling and optimization. Prior to joining Nalco, he held various positions at Praxair including Program Development Manager for the packaged gases business and a Development Associate in the Advanced Control and Optimization group creating first of a kind on-line process modeling and optimization systems. He also holds 4 US patents in the area of control system design and process operations.