BSEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). Following military service, had a 17-year career with ABB companies (Taylor Instrument, Fischer & Porter), then founded Kemper Controls in 1994. Dean established SCADA and Distributed Control System business with Procter & Gamble research groups, and developed growth of Citect and InduSoft SCADA products in the Ohio Valley. Recent activity includes the installation of a plant-wide web monitoring system at Anchor Hocking Glass in Lancaster OH, SCADA upgrade for an automotive glass tempering facility in Cincinnati, and a Windows CE-based process validation application for injection molding machines. Dean contributed to the article published in the May 2007 issue of Control Engineering “Treatment Plant Calls Cell Phones with Alarms”.
BSEE, University of Kentucky. Before joining Kemper Controls in 2007, Tyra was an engineer for 12 years at Osram Sylvania’s Versailles KY Lamp and Glass plants. As an R&D engineer, Tyra earned two patents on techniques for mercury reduction in fluorescent lamps, then was the administrator/developer for the glass plant SCADA system (redundant servers, 25 clients, 25 PLCs, Siemens power meters, SQL). Recent activity includes integrating the QA vision system into the plant web system at Philips Lighting in Danville KY, developing a Gas Usage web monitoring system, and lead developer for the plant web monitoring system at Anchor Hocking Glass.
Technology programs at Sinclair and Wright State University (Dayton, OH). Tom is experienced in electrical, mechanical and fluid systems, instrumentation, machine controls, PLCs and technical sales. Before joining Kemper Controls in early 2011, Tom implemented plant automation for a bio-diesel production facility in northern Kentucky. At Kemper Controls he is both an account salesman, and a project engineering contributor for an ABB Batch system development at a chemical plant in Cincinnati and a Water Treatment Plant SCADA upgrade in the Dayton area.