SOURCE: Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management

October 01, 2009 09:00 ET

Invensys Operations Management Continues to Strengthen Leadership Team

Dr. Ravi Gopinath to Lead APAC Region; Teemu Tunkelo to Lead EURA Region

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, today announced that it has added two prominent business leaders to its executive team. Dr. Ravi Gopinath and Teemu Tunkelo have joined Invensys as regional presidents for Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe/Russia/Africa (EURA), respectively.

Tunkelo has a strong background in a variety of software and systems integration roles for top-tier companies, including Nokia, Compaq, Siemens and, most recently, ABB. At ABB he held several global senior management positions in the automation business, including responsibilities for certain customer segments and global responsibility for ABB's automation platform products and platform software. In this last role, Tunkelo led ABB's global control systems, analytical and force measurement businesses, providing products, systems and services to process industries customers worldwide through direct and indirect sales channels.

Gopinath holds a doctorate in advanced process control from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He started his professional career with Tata Consultancy Services, where he primarily built and led the 3,500-strong global engineering and industrial services business. In 2006 he joined Geometric Ltd, a firm specializing in engineering products and technologies, as its chief executive officer.

"I am very pleased to have Teemu and Ravi join our management team. Both will add further depth, diversity and domain expertise to the current leadership team," said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer of Invensys Operations Management. "Both come with proven track records and I am confident they will hit the ground running."

Both Gopinath and Tunkelo begin working with Invensys Operations Management on October 1, 2009.

About Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Action Instruments, ArchestrA, Avantis, Barber-Colman, Chessell, Continental, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit

Invensys plc ( is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries.

Invensys, the Invensys logo, Action Instruments, ArchestrA, Avantis, Chessell, Continental, Energy DataVision, the EDV Energy DataVision logo, Eurotherm, Foxboro, I/A Series, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. Barber-Colman is a trademark of TAC, LLC and used under license from TAC, LLC. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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