Siemens speaker discusses how to use MES for food safety

  • October 17, 2007
  • Siemens
  • News
ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2007 - Walter Staehle, director of Industry Management, Food & Beverage, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., will present "Traceability: Farm to Fork" during the World Wide Food Expo 07. Scheduled for 8:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, and 9:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at McCormick Place in Chicago, the presentation will focus on how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) build, protect and advance food brand equity. Staehle will also review the tracking, tracing and genealogy functions of Siemens SIMATIC IT MES that enable food manufacturers to comply with regulations by capturing and storing real-time process and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Plans (HACCP) information for analysis and reporting. Prior to joining Siemens in January 2005, Staehle served as an executive with Kraft Foods for more than 24 years. Most recently he was Director, MES and Shop Floor Systems at Kraft. He has authored numerous articles on systems for operations management and has received multiple industry awards. Staehle holds a B.A. in Economics from Muhlenberg College, a M.A. in Business Management from Central Michigan University. He completed post-graduate work in Operations Management, Manufacturing Strategy for Competitive Advantage, and Integrated Supply Chain Management at Stanford University. About Siemens Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $107.4 billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $21.4 billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries. Learn More

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