Automation industry veteran has extensive fieldbus technology experience
HOUSTON, Texas, February 22, 2007 — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting
its 2007 General Assembly in Houston, Texas, today announced that Wes
Meger has been named the Canadian representative on its End User
Advisory Council (EUAC). Meger is founder and owner of Stonehaven
Quality Controls Ltd., an instrumentation firm providing maintenance
support in the oil sands industry of Northern Alberta, Canada.
The Fieldbus Foundation's board of directors established the EUAC as
a high-level end user advisory board reporting directly to foundation
management. The EUAC represents the interests of fieldbus End User
Councils (EUCs) around the world. It provides input on the direction
of the Foundation automation infrastructure, and puts forth user requests for further development and enhancement of the technology.
In addition to Meger, current EUAC representatives include: Tim Lim/Jim
Russell (Australia), Chris Baltus (Europe), Satoru Nunokawa (Japan),
Luay H. Al-Awami, (Saudi Arabia), Herman Storey (United States), and
John Rezabek, Chairman.
Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney welcomed Meger to
the EUAC post. "We are pleased to have Wes Meger join this important
fieldbus end user organization," said Timoney. "Wes is an automation
industry veteran with many valuable insights on end user requirements
for process control and instrumentation systems. He is a strong
advocate of digital control technology, and has extensive experience
using Foundation fieldbus in the oil sands industry."
Meger is presently contracted to Suncor Energy, working as control
systems lead for Suncor Firebag Operations, one of the largest Foundation
fieldbus installations in the Alberta region. Suncor's Firebag in-situ
operations are located 40 kilometers northeast of the company's
original oil sands plant. As a key part of Suncor's plans to increase
bitumen supply to its upgraders, in-situ technology opens up the
potential to recover large reserves that can't be reached economically
by traditional mining methods.
Meger is a native of Alberta, Canada, and has been working in the
oil & gas industry since 1978. He has been involved in
instrumentation for 18 years. Meger and his wife, Sandra, reside in
Fort McMurray, Alberta.
About the Fieldbus Foundation
The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting
of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies
worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral
environment for the development of a single, international,
interoperable fieldbus. In this environment, end users, manufacturers,
universities and research organizations are working together to develop
the technology, provide development tools, support and training,
coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product
interoperability. Visit their web site at www.fieldbus.org.