This webinar explores why equipment installed in paper mills to generate data that gets left idle after a few years because the person who championed the project has retired or moved on. Losing access to this data slows down the process of how our industry can best use data to improve operations and move us closer to the Industry 4.0 “mill of the future” vision which is a goal shared by all participants in the industry. We will explore the reasons for this abnormality, analyze its causes and prescribe ways that will reduce this occurrence.
Bio: Bob White is the past chairman of the IT Committee and now the Secretary of the PIMA Division Council. In his regular job, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Pulmac Systems International. The Company produces test equipment for the pulp and paper industry and develops technologies and processes based on fiber properties to improve the productivity and efficiency of papermaking and the quality and variety of paper products.
Bob is passionate about using the leadership, technical and other skills he acquired during his career to make step improvements in the papermaking process that result in a greater use of paper by society while using less raw material, energy, water and carbon.
He holds a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from McGill University. He is one of the inventors in two patents on process improvements awarded by the USPTO.