APPLIED INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SOLUTIONS LLC
BRIAN BOULTER - PRESIDENT
After leaving Picker International where he was engaged in the design of military x-ray systems, Brian joined Rockwell Automation's (Formerly Reliance Electric) Drive Systems Division, where he was responsible for developing standard industrial automation, and process automation, control system designs for applications in the metals, forest products, paper and pulp, automotive, glass, and consumer products industries for the Systems Engineering group. In addition to developing industrial automation control system designs, Brian conducted training programs in motion control, and industrial control system theory and system modeling for the Systems Engineering staff. He also functioned as a corporate resource for systems modeling and analysis of industrial automation systems. After leaving Rockwell to form ApICS he continued his research interests in the development of accurate web/strip processing and handling models and the application of modern control theory in the generation of easily configured self-tuning control algorithms for industrial control applications in the above listed industries. Brian received his B.E.E in 1990 and M.S.E.E. in 1992 from Cleveland State University, he also holds a B.A from the University of the State of New-York. He has authored many journal and conference publications in industrial control systems design and analysis and related disciplines. EMAIL: btboulter @ apicsllc . com
HARRY W. FOX - CONSULTING ENGINEER
Harry Received his B.S.E.E. in 1968 from Case Western Reserve University, after which he earned his M.S.E.E. from the University of California Los-Angeles, Berkeley. After graduation he joined the Saturn V Thruster team at the N.A.S.A Lewis research center in Cleveland, Ohio. Here he was responsible for the design and analysis of various thermal and pressure systems, amongst which was the team finite element analysis of the Saturn V thruster ports. He then served as the director of operations of the ITT technical institute after which he joined LTV steel (formerly Republic Steel) as their Chief Process Scientist. At LTV Harry developed models of various aspects of steel manufacturing processes. He left LTV to work at Picker International where he project-managed and lead-engineered the design and production of power and inverter systems for military x-ray systems. He then joined Rockwell Automation's (Formerly Reliance Electric) Drive Systems Division, where he was responsible for project managing the Engineered Systems standard control system designs. When not consulting for ApICS he teaches in the Physics and Electrical Engineering departments of Cleveland State University.
ROBERT F. LOCKHART - CONSULTING ENGINEER
Received his B.S.E.E. in 1956 from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. After graduation he joined Surface Combustion where he lead-engineered the design of annealing control systems. In 1961 he joined Rockwell Automation's (Formerly Reliance Electric) Drive Systems Division, where he was responsible for the design of drive systems for applications primarily in the metals industry. He functioned as a lead engineer and project manager for large process line sales orders as well as a consultant on regulator designs across the full range of metals applications. When not consulting, Robert enjoys designing competition kites and has won several prestigious awards for his innovative and stylish designs.