Practical Process Control
Our instructors impress students with knowledge and engage with technique.
Our instructors are expert in the field of process control. Each instructor possesses a combination of strong academic credentials and – more importantly – years of practical hands-on experience with the design and implementation of process optimization strategies. They bring their subject matter expertise and dynamic presentation skills to the classroom, assuring that every trainee is thoroughly engaged in the learning process.
If you’re considering an investment in process control education, then click below to learn more about our instructors and to see how their qualifications can provide a valuable return on your investment.
Mr. Beauregard brings valuable and hands-on experience to both the classroom and Control Station’s Research & Development initiatives. His efforts in advancing the Company’s LOOP-PRO Product Suite were recognized with the receipt of Control Engineering Magazine’s 2006 Engineer’s Choice Award and Chemical Processing Magazine’s 2007 Vaalar Award. Mr. Beauregard has also led the development of a portable tuning device that leverages light-weight PDA technology for the analysis and optimization of stand-alone PLCs, and he is credited with the company’s proprietary method for the accurate modeling of oscillatory and noisy process data.
Mr. Beauregard is a recognized specialist in the fields of PLC and SCADA programming, process modeling, and adaptive process control. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Connecticut with a concentration in Process Control. His industrial experience includes process engineering positions with CUNO, a subsidiary of 3M Corporation (Stafford Springs, CT).
Mr. Matthews is a certified instructor who has played a significant role in the development of Control Station’s portfolio of Practical Process Control workshops. Beyond classroom instruction, he has made valuable contributions to the advancement of process control through his work in industry and his research and development in both materials and chemical processes. Mr. Matthews is a sought-after specialist in the fields of advanced material processing; process design and control; reactor and process control technologies; and modeling methods for material and chemical processes, system analysis, tuning, and training.
Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University. His industrial experience includes engineering and management positions with T-Graphic, LLC, and Robinson Brick Company, and CERIC USA, Inc.
Mr. Munroe is a seasoned practitioner and a highly engaging course instructor. He brings over 20 years of industrial experience to the classroom, leveraging technical and engineering positions with manufacturers across key industry sectors such as Oil & Gas, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, and Semiconductors. In addition to leading both application-specific and theory-based workshops Mr. Munroe has played an important role in the successful deployment of the Company’s PlantESP Control Loop Performance Monitoring solution at sites located in both the United States and Europe.
Mr. Munroe specializes in process control diagnostics and optimization. He simultaneously received technical certificates in operations and maintenance from the Irish Air Corps while studying at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has held automation engineering positions with leading process manufacturers including Pfizer – formerly Wyeth – and Intel.
Bob Rice, Ph.D.
Dr. Rice has contributed significantly to the expansion and delivery of Control Station’s training services. In collaboration with Hershey Foods, Dr. Rice formulated introductory and advanced process control workshops, extending the Practical Process Control portfolio. He also developed workshops customized for the cement and brewery industries. Beyond instruction, Dr. Rice has published extensively on topics associated with automatic process control, including multi-variable process control and model predictive control.
Dr. Rice is a recognized expert in both model-based and advanced controls, including unstable and integrating processes. He has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including Control Engineering’s inaugural class of “Engineers to Watch”. Dr. Rice received his Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He received both is Master’s and Doctor Degrees from University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Control Station, he was an engineer with PPG Industries (Shelby, North Carolina).