Author: Dan

GPA Will Be At 2018 TAPPI Papercon Convention

GPA is participating in the 2018 aTAPPI Papercon convention in Charlotte, NC April 15 – 18, 2018. GPA will be showcasing our services of process automation and information technology. We will be located at booth #704 in the Charlotte Convention Center. Our automation team will have an interactive PLC simulation attendees can watch and our information […]

GPA Announces Partnership with Aspen Technology, Inc.

GPA is happy to announce its partnership with Aspen Technology, Inc., the asset optimization company. GPA will be integrating Aspen Mtell® predictive analytics and Aspen DMC3 Adaptive Process Control software into their process control and automation offerings. GPA, headquartered in Wilmington NC, has delivered modern process automation and control platforms to the pulp & paper, […]

GPA Announces Change In Leadership

Wilmington, NC — After 22 years at the helm of GPA, Roel Harsta is announcing his retirement. Dan Lee will assume the duties of President & CEO at the beginning of 2018. Mr. Lee joined the company in 2000. Mr. Harsta states, “During Dan’s time at GPA, he has emerged as a leader with an […]

Pat Dixon Speaks To Students At Miami University In Ohio

GPA’s Southwest Regional Engineering Manager, Pat Dixon, serves on the College of Engineering and Computing Advisory Council at the Miami University in Ohio and is Chair of the Pulp and Paper Foundation Academic Committee. Pat recently visited the University and gave presentations to Seniors of the Chemical Engineering Department on process control.

Scott McNeil Invited To Speak At ICSJWG

Our own Scott McNeil was invited to give a presentation at the Industrial Controls Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) Fall conference in Pittsburgh, PA. He spoke about his experience with malware cyber incidences in Industrial Controls Networks including an analysis of malware type, attack vectors, east/west network movement and remediation.

Dave Maddux Speaks To Class In Tennessee

Cleveland, TN – The Career Exploration class at Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, TN recently hosted Dave Maddux to discuss career opportunities in the technology field. Along with increasing technology which has changed the dynamics of the job market, skilled labor plays an integral part as well. Maddux discussed the growing demand for skilled […]

New GPA Office In Chester VA

We’re growing again! GPA is excited to announce their new relocated office in Chester, VA. GPA has been expanding up the East coast from their home office in North Carolina, picking up a number of new projects in the Mid-Atlantic. After being in the Richmond area for five years, the office size needed to expand. […]

GPA Improves Operator Performance Thru Control System Migration

GPA is proud to announce the successful completion of a legacy DCS migration to Rockwell’s PlantPAX control system platform at the International Paper facility located in Riegelwood, North Carolina. The control system migration of the mill’s Flakt Dryer machine from a mixture of legacy ABB MOD300 and Allen Bradley PLC’s to PlantPAX was the fifth […]