Invensys names Ryan Roberts to head Avantis business unit

FOXBORO, Mass., Aug. 6, 2003 — Ryan Roberts has been appointed vice president and general manager of Invensys’ Avantis business group.

He will lead Invensys initiatives to develop and market Avantis enterprise asset management solutions, which improve resource productivity by driving down operating costs, minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime and maximizing financial return on capital assets

“Demand for enterprise asset management solutions is growing steadily and our Avantis offering is distinguished both in its technology and its implementation methodology. Ryan Roberts brings deep expertise in technology, service, and business development, making him the ideal person to lead our ongoing initiative in this growing market,” said Sasan Goodarzi, president of IPS Products of Invensys Process Systems.

Roberts came to Invensys from GE Medical Systems, where he led a large field services sales and marketing organization and managed many successful business initiatives.

Roberts holds a both a BS degree in mechanical engineering and BA in design from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has also earned certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt, having demonstrated proficiency utilizing the disciplined Six Sigma methodology to maximize customer satisfaction through measurable improvements in products and services.

About Invensys

Invensys is a global provider in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications.

Invensys Production Management works closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, Prism, Protean, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries – including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal health care, mineral processing – and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.

Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit

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