Wilmington, NC – March 6, 2017 – Global Process Automation is pleased to participate in 2017 TAPPI PaperCon. Dave Maddux, GPA Director of Sales, currently serves the TAPPI Process Control Division Council as the Vice-Chair and will be attending PaperCon.

This year’s PaperCon will take place April 23-26 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA. With a theme of “Renew, Rethink, Redefine the Future”, this year’s event will draw CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 25 countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events and exhibits.

Dave will moderate a “Hot Topic Breakfast” roundtable discussion sponsored by the Process Control Division Council entitled “Cybersecurity: The Threat is Real”, on Tuesday morning, April 25th.

Dave Maddux will also be chairing a session titled “Best Practices for Process Control – QCS, DCS, and WIS”.  This discussion will cover four papers on the subject including:

  • Best Practices for Maintaining QCS Scanning Systems at Pristine Conditions
    • Shih-Chin Chen, ABB
  • DCS Migration and Maintenance
    • Dave Wozalla – IP
  • Best Practices for Web Inspection In The Pulp and Paper Industry
    • Brian Mock – ECS
  • P&IDs, the Neglected Best Practice
    • David Cifuentes – Jedson Engineering

For more details about PaperCon 2017, visit their website at www.papercon.org.  PaperCon is presented by TAPPI.


About TAPPI                                                       


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 100 years. For more information, visit www.tappi.com.


Global Process Automation

About Global Process Automation                           

Global Process Automation (GPA) is headquartered in Wilmington NC with regional offices in Pryor, OK; Nashville, TN and Little Rock, AR and is a recognized leader in process automation, control and information systems. GPA has been involved in the pulp and paper, life science, and specialty chemical industries for over 20 years. Working with many leading DCS platforms, GPA has designed, engineered, integrated, and migrated many legacy DCS systems to modern platforms – which are needed in today’s ever-changing manufacturing environment. GPA’s staff of over 35 engineers, many of which are factory trained, bring years of process control experience to all facets of automation projects. Also, with a strong IT staff which understands the unique needs of process control, GPA is able to provide its clients with leading edge solutions in data analytics, networking, data center design, virtualization, and cyber security. For more information on Global Process Automation, visit www.global-business.net.