Machine Safety Blogger: J.B. Titus Bio
Certified Functional Safety Expert
For more than 30 years, J.B. Titus has advised a wide range of clients on machine functional safety solutions, including Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, General Motors, Disney, Rockwell Automation, Bridgestone Firestone, and Samsung Heavy Industries. He holds a BBA from Oklahoma University in Industrial Management and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in marketing and finance. He is a professional member of ASSE and is OSHA certified in machine guarding. Mr. Titus is also TUV certified as a Functional Safety Expert and serves on several ANSI, NFPA, and NEMA national safety and health standards committees. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and via www.jbtitus.com.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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