After many years of work in Industrial automation, I decided to start this blog to share some of the Industrial automation challenges and applications I am facing in my day-to-day work, as well as some basic information that would be of interest for those new to the automation and control arena, in order to start discussions among control & automation specialists that would be beneficial for the readers as well as for myself.
I am an Industrial Automation, Control and Instrumentation Expert with experience in various job roles, I’ve been in the field since 2003, worked in several industrial fields & applications such as factory automation, water and waste water treatment, oil & gas and energy management.
Started as a PLC, SCADA & Instrumentation system engineer with most focus on factory automation and pipeline applications in oil & gas, then in 2007 I joined Schneider Electric as a professional Automation & Drives technical trainer, three years later I moved internally to Automation & Power Solutions Sales where I achieved great success in penetrating the markets of cement, metals & mining.
In 2013, I decided to jump back to technical/techno-commercial field, so I moved to the GCC area to explore new markets and industries, and joined Giza Systems in Qatar, as Industrial Automation Pre-Sales team leader (tendering/proposals/sales support), with main focus on water applications and energy efficiency solutions.
My final move, currently I am the Instrumentation, Control & Automation Manager in a Water & Waste Water specialized technology company in Qatar also.
Throughout my career, I’ve always been looking for new challenges to enrich my capabilities and knowledge and broaden my experiences in the Automation & Control field. So, currently I am looking for becoming a certified ISA-CAP (International Society of Automation – Certified AutomationProfessional). I’m scheduled to have my exam by the end of 2015.
Studying for the ISA-CAP certification has been one of the most knowledge enriching experiences I’ve ever been through, especially that I always been trying to find ways to apply the new knowledge I am gaining in solving the day-to-day practical problems I face in my work.
Hope you enjoy my blog.