Astronaut among keynotes at ABB’s Automation World
ABB’s 2006 Automation World event will be May 8 through May 11 at The Hilton Americas in Houston. The 2006 Automation World offers a series of solution-focused seminars and work groups as well as a number of keynotes on key issues facing manufacturing.
Among the keynotes will be retired NASA astronaut Navy Capt. Jerry Linenger, who spent five months aboard the Russian space station Mir. The crew faced numerous challenges, including computer failure and a near-collision with the spacecraft bringing relief supplies. Capt. Linenger and his Russian counterparts still accomplished all mission goals during the tour in space.
Also speaking at Automation World are:
Alan L. Boeckmann, Chairman and CEO, Fluor Corporation on Tuesday, May 9. Boeckman will address major market and technology trends affecting the automation markets. The presentation provides an outside view of where the global markets are taking the automation industry by addressing the challenges and trends affecting manufactures and suppliers and the strategies to address these trends.
Dinesh, Paliwal, Chariman and CEO, ABB North America on Tuesday, May 9. Paliwal and member of the ABB Group Executive Committee will review key achievements and challenges and provide a guide to making the Automation World experience successful.
Fred Kindle, President and CEO, ABB Group on Thursday, May 11. Kindle will share his perspectives on global markets and ABB’s performance around the world.
To register for the 2006 Automation World, go to the Website at www.abb.com/automationworld .
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