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Invensys Operations Management

October 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Invensys' Peter Martin Receives Prestigious ISA Life Achievement Award

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, announced that Peter Martin, vice president for business value generation, has received the Life Achievement Award from the International Society of Automation (ISA). The award recognizes Dr. Martin's work in integrating financial and production measures to improve the profitability and performance of industrial process plants.

"The entire Invensys community is pleased and proud that Peter continues to be recognized for his pioneering contributions to the field of operations management," said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer, Invensys Operations Management. "Given the increasing pressures most of our customers face today, measuring the business value of each and every action is more important than ever. The proven solutions and theories Peter and his Invensys colleagues have advanced are a key component of our consultative approach and are helping our customers find new ways to add value and cut operating costs in real time, without jeopardizing safety and the environment."

With this award, the ISA has recognized Dr. Martin for his work in extending plant-floor automation principles to the entire enterprise, including measuring in real time the impact of business strategy on operating profits. Martin's citation reads: "In recognition of a three-decade career in the development of dynamic performance measurement technology and the sharing of these innovations through publication, global speaking engagements and product application."

Where a plant-floor control system might be used to improve plant operations based on real-time readings of flow, level, temperature and pressure, for example, an enterprise control system, as Martin calls it, might be used to regulate those same processes based on real-time information about profitability and business strategy execution.

Invensys has applied this methodology to great success for companies such as Dynegy, Eli Lilly, BASF and SASOL, resulting in millions of dollars of annual savings. Today it constitutes an important part of Invensys Operations Management's offerings.

Martin has held a variety of technical and executive positions in his 30 years of serving the automation industry, covering training, engineering, product planning, marketing and strategic planning. He was vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer for Invensys manufacturing and Process Systems, and he has also held executive positions at InTech Controls and the industry research firm ARC Advisory Group.

He has published numerous articles and technical papers and has authored or co-authored three books: "Bottom Line Automation," "Dynamic Performance Management: The Pathway to World Class Manufacturing" and "Automation Made Easy: Everything you wanted to know about automation - and need to ask." In 2002, Martin was named one of Fortune magazine's "Hero of U.S. Manufacturing" and one of InTech magazine's 50 most influential innovators of all time in instrumentation and controls.

Martin has a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in administration and management, a Master of Biblical Studies degree, a doctorate in industrial engineering and a doctorate in biblical studies. He also holds multiple patents.

About ISA

Founded in 1945, The International Society of Automation is a leading, global nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.

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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