Industrial Ethernet Best Practices: About the Matrix Technologies presenter
Les Haman, department manager, Matrix Technologies Inc., provides information for the Control Engineering webcast, Industrial Ethernet Best Practices.
Control Engineering's Industrial Ethernet Best Practices webcast includes two experts from system integration firms. Les Haman, department manager, Matrix Technologies Inc., attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and graduated with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986. He worked as a Controls Engineer for Cummins Engine Co., including data communications projects. He also worked in the automation sales group at Mosier Fluid Power as an application engineer.
At Matrix Technologies, he develops integration strategies and supervises the deployment of visualization, control, and supervisory systems. Haman has worked on multiple projects for the automotive and steel industries, including large plant wide monitoring and production control systems, high capacity historian systems, and complex database applications.
Matrix Technologies Inc., a 2012 Control Engineering System Integrator of the Year, has headquarters in Maumee (Toledo), Ohio, and offices in Indianapolis, Ind., and Westminster (Denver), Colo.
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