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Yokogawa Appoints Daniel L. Duncan Chief Operating Officer

July 7, 2014 - Yokogawa Corporation of America announces that Daniel L. Duncan has become the Chief Operating Officer of Yokogawa Corporation of America. In this position, Duncan will be responsible for assessing the current sales channel partners for North America and implement best practices of a global company with a product, systems, software and services portfolio.

Duncan began his professional career as an engineer with Georgia Power Company. Then as part owner he led a systems integration firm focused on both discrete and process automation projects. This was followed by a sales position in industrial distribution before joining Honeywell as both a systems and application consultant in the Industrial Automation and Control sales organization.  Duncan joined Siemens Energy & Automation in 1997 holding various management roles in automation marketing, regional sales and finally led the US industrial sales organization.  Duncan’s most recent responsibilities were as VP and General Manager of the Oil & Gas Division of Siemens Energy, Inc. based in Houston, TX. His divisional portfolio included power generation, compression, conceptual engineering, real-time data intelligence solutions, process safety engineering, water treatment solutions, integrated electrical solutions and subsea products.

Chet Mroz, President and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America, had the following to say about this appointment: “Daniel Duncan has successfully managed the buildup of the Siemens Oil& Gas capability in the United States. His extensive knowledge and experience in the industrial automation, electrical, power, process equipment and engineering service businesses across our key industry markets is a significant addition to the Yokogawa Corporation of American executive team.”

Duncan commented: “I welcome the opportunity to join a company with such great building blocks already in place. Through years of effort YCA has built a reputation of consistently delivering for their customers and is focused on taking our proven and capable solutions to new customers that can benefit from the capabilities of our team. I look forward to being part of this effort.”

Duncan earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been an active member of the Greater Houston Partnership, a volunteer supporter of the First Tee of Houston and Boys and Girls Country.

About Yokogawa Corporation of America
Yokogawa Corporation of America is a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions. Combining superior technology with engineering, system integration, project management, and maintenance services, Yokogawa delivers field-proven operational efficiency, safety, and reliability. Yokogawa Corporation of America is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, and is the North American Division of Yokogawa Electric Corporation's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 4 regional project engineering centers.

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa's global network of 88 companies spans over a total of 55 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other business segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food.

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