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Matrikon promotes Lawrence and Funnell

Matrikon Inc. (TSX: MTK) today announced the following appointments to its technology team:

  • Dr. Peter Lawrence has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO), responsible for leading Matrikon’s long term technology strategy. Peter’s 30-year career has included key technical management and strategic positions focusing on the application of automation and information technology. In his career, Peter has founded several instrumentation, automation and information companies and divisions. Prior to joining Matrikon, he was the founder and president of Resolution Integration Solutions, Inc. (whose assets were acquired by Matrikon in 2005), technical director at Morrison Knudsen Corporation, vice president of KBC Process Consultants, Inc., a founder of KBC Process Automation, and founder of Process Automations and Computer Systems. Peter holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University and a Doctorate from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology.

  • Jay Funnell has been appointed chief software architect (CSA). Jay has been a product architect at Matrikon since 2000 and has been team lead on several strategic products, including Alarm Manager, Operational Insight and infrastructure technologies. Prior to joining Matrikon, Jay was a senior software engineer at various software development firms. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from the University of Alberta.

    Nizar J. Somji, president, CEO and interim CFO of Matrikon commented: “With the success of our cost containment measures over the past few quarters, the time is right to start focusing on the next step in Matrikon’s turnaround: continued innovation in our technology infrastructure and solutions to support growth. Peter and Jay each bring technology leadership in unique areas. Together, they will guide our technology to the next level with integrated work flow, business processes, people processes and knowledge as well as numeric and textual analysis. This new generation of Matrikon technology is specifically aimed at increasing our customers ability to harness true value from their technology investments.”

    About Matrikon
    Matrikon is a leading provider of integrated industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is global.
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