Expert in Instrumentation, Automation, Factory Controls, Marketing and Sales Management, Future of Manufacturing
Expert ID: 735558 Washington, USA
Expert's knowledge of applied high technology in automation is unparalleled and encyclopedic. He has worked in nearly every manufacturing vertical, and with most manufacturing technologies.
Expert is a Life Fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA), and a member of IEEE. Expert is a Fellow of InstMC in the United Kingdom, and a Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist.
Expert is principal in Spitzer and Expert LLC, a technology consulting firm assisting companies to better market their products in manufacturing and automation. Spitzer and Expert provides industry analysis, market research, content generation and provisioning, forensic engineering, technology transfer and technical due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.
Expert was Editor-in-Chief of CONTROL magazine and controlglobal.com from 2003 to 2013, the longest serving editor in that post. During that period the magazine and website won numerous awards.
Expert is the Editor of the _Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER_, which is published. Expert is also a freelance author, and acts as a freelance acquisitions editor for Instrumentation and Automation texts.
Expert has published professionally in the science fiction field, and is a member of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Specialties: industry analyst, editor, publisher, forensic engineering, mergers and acquisition, trade magazines, new media, automation systems, field instrumentation and controls, networking, wireless, Manufacturing Execution Systems, distributed control systems, wireless worker, podcasting, webcasting, Web 2.0, social media, and advanced control.
|Year: 1974||Degree: Bachelor of Arts||Subject: Technical Theatrical Design||Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Years: 2017 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director||Department:|
Responsibilities:Employer exists to preserve the legacy renowned writer Robert Anson Heinlein left us in novels, essays, speeches, and short stories that remain as fresh as ever.
We intend in Heinlein’s words to “PAY IT FORWARD,” since we can never pay back the benefits we got from him, by spreading the wisdom of Robert Anson Heinlein to others.
Employer has established programs to:
Promote Heinlein blood drives.
Award scholarships to worthy young people.
Provide educational materials to teachers and librarians.
Promote scholarly research and overall discussion of the works and ideas of Robert Anson Heinlein.
Provide copies of Heinlein’s books- and other SF- to members of the military and veterans (Heinlein For Heroes).
|Years: 2001 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal||Department:|
Responsibilities:Spitzer and Expert LLC provides technology consulting to companies in the controls and automation marketplace, including technology transfer, acquisitions, due diligence, marketing surveys, product introduction assistance, complex engineering, forensic engineering, and new product development.
|Years: 2014 to 2018||Employer: The Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER||Title: Editor and Publisher||Department:|
Responsibilities:In 2014, Spitzer and Expert LLC acquired The Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER, an 18-year old subscription publication, and named Expert Editor and Publisher. The magazine WAS considered one of the few "must read" publications in the automation field. It ceased publication in April 2018.
|Years: 2003 to 2013||Employer: Putman Media||Title: Editor in Chief||Department:|
Responsibilities:Editor-in-Chief of CONTROL magazine, and its online resource www.ControlGlobal.com, with over 70,000 subscribers in the process automation field. Control is the largest magazine in process automation, and is unique in its devotion to being the voice of the end user.
Responsible for all editorial activities for award-winning magazine including budget, p&l, hiring and training writers and editors. Reported to the vice president of content. Responsible for being the "face" for the magazine at professional meetings and conferences. Under my direction, Control magazine won numerous awards for editing, writing and art.
|Associations / Societies|
|International Society of Automation, Life Fellow
Institute of Measurement and Control, Fellow and Chartered M&C Technologist
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Publications: Nonfiction: 500
Publications: Fiction 15