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May 2012
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President's message 


Vincent Howell
Vincent Howell
April is the time of  transition and renewal for the Process Industries Division board. Specifically, April is month where the new officers take the offices.  As such, I would like to take this time to welcome Luis Armendariz as the 2012/2013 President, Rick Hulse, President-Elect, and Martin Stein, Secretary. I am excited about the energy each of them brings to PID and to extending our divisions contribution to the Institute and its membersMore from Vincent
Officers for the 2012 / 2013 year 
President: Luis Armendariz- Edwards LifeSciences
President-Elect: Rick Hulse-Xonitek 
Secretary: Martin Stein- Martin Stein Associates

Past President: Vincent Howell-Corning Inc.

Webinar schedule





           Feb. 8


Value Stream Costing in the Process Industries


Dirk Van  Goubergen 


(Recording available on the IIE website)




Lean Applied to Process Goods Packaging (Recording soon to

be available on the IIE website)

Pete King



Determination of safety stock inventory required to support product wheels


Bennett Foster   



Improving Finishing Operations with Simulation Modeling


Luis Armendariz




Use of RFID in the Pharma Industry


Joe Paris



I.E. Tools to Optimize Crewing in a Candy Factory

Harry Shah

Member news 

PID Board Member, Joseph Paris, addressess the Industrial Congress at ITEMS- Monterrey, Mexico


Recent articles published by PID board members


One of the challenges the members of the Process Industry Division members have taken up over the years is to continue to contribute to the literature of the profession. Here is a brief list of some recent articles published by PID board members. If there are other members who have published recently, please let us know so we can highlight this important contribution.


  • "The Bottleneck Conundrum" - Industrial Engineer - January 2011 (Pete King)
  • "Kaizen Events", Ceramic Industry- December 2011 (Vincent Howell)
  • "Cracking the Code on Safety Stock" - APICS Magazine - July 2011 (Pete King)
  • "Work Cells Can Apply in Process Plants" - Target, the magazine of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence - 4th Quarter 2011 (Pete King)
  • "Lean Manufactfuring", Ceramic Industry- September 2010 (Vincent Howell)
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