Invensys Asset Management Experts to Present Three Papers at National Manufacturing Week Conference

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Invensys Process Systems will have three asset management experts speaking at the 2007 National Manufacturing Week conference, being held September 24-27, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. Juan Collados, Neil Cooper and Curtis Wilson will deliver presentations on Tuesday, September 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Session 208).

Invensys Process Systems will have three asset management experts speaking at the 2007 National Manufacturing Week conference, being held September 24-27, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. Juan Collados, Neil Cooper and Curtis Wilson will deliver presentations on Tuesday, September 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Session 208).

Juan P. Collados, Asset Condition & Performance Manager with the Avantis unit of Invensys, (http://www.avantis.net) will explore the critical success factors that drive reduced costs, and improve the availability and overall reliability of critical assets. His presentation, "Asset Performance Management and Condition Monitoring," will encompass a wide variety of assets and techniques that apply both to the instrumentation and device layer, as well as process components and plant equipment systems.

Also in this session, Neil Cooper, vice president, Asset Performance Management Solutions, with Invensys Process Systems, will provide an overview of an effective approach to Asset Performance Management (APM). His presentation, "The Road to Asset Performance Management," will also address the challenge, the methodology, the processes and the tools required to deliver the full potential of APM.

In the third presentation, "Six Sigma for the Asset Maintenance Organization," Curtis Wilson, Six Sigma Black Belt, with Avantis, will detail the main methodologies of Six Sigma, which are Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC), as they apply to the maintenance organization. While there is a strong dependence on flexible Enterprise Asset Management, Process Control, and other data management systems, Six Sigma will not replace these systems. It will utilize and add to them by providing additional benefit recognition from the systematic investment already made.

For more information on National Manufacturing Week, please visit http://www.devicelink.com/expo/nmw07/index.html. For more information on asset performance management from Invensys, please visit http://www.avantis.net.

About Avantis
For more than 20 years, customers throughout the world have relied on Avantis enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions to improve resource productivity by driving down operating costs, minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime and maximizing financial return on capital assets. Avantis is part of Invensys Process Systems.

About Invensys
Invensys Process Systems (http://www.ips.invensys.com) is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. Invensys' automation businesses encompass industry-leading brands such as InFusion, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis. and provide advanced products and services to more than 100,000 industrial plants across the world.

The Invensys Group (http://www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

Invensys, Avantis, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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