ESD names senior vice president
Addam Friedl was named senior vice president and mission critical facilities practice leader at Environmental Systems Design.
Addam Friedl, the former chief technology officer for HP Critical Facilities Services (HPCFS), has been named senior vice president and mission critical facilities practice leader at ESD (Environmental Systems Design Inc.).
As CTO at HPCFS, Friedl was responsible for driving technical innovation within the CFS business and its projects, as well as proactive collaboration with other HP service lines and third-party entities. Previously, Friedl served as a Principal at EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc., which was acquired by HP in 2008.
Friedl, a registered Professional Engineer in 32 states, received a B.S in electrical engineering, from the University of South Florida. He is an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer and is National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) registered.
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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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