John Boville

John Boville

John is the Hybrid Industry Marketing Manager in the Process Automation Innovation and Marketing team at Schneider Electric. He has been with the company for more than 20 years and in engineering, management and marketing roles for industrial automation solutions for over 30 years. He is based in Michigan and can be reached at john.boville@schneider-electric.com.

Productivity Secrets: Don’t Underestimate the Power of PLC Scan Time

People who know me (especially my family) will tell you that I have an impatient streak. This sometimes comes out when I am driving. I am not a candidate for… Read more »

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Process Safety and The Human Factor

  As a young engineer my first large control engineering project was for an automotive paint system in the English Midlands. Unlike many of the videos we see today where… Read more »

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The increasing overlap between cybersecurity and process safety

World news has always fascinated me – I think I got this from my Grandmother. Growing up, every so often everything stopped, the house fell quiet and the silence was… Read more »

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An Insurance Policy To Help Combat Downtime

  A few years ago, I was driving home from my office in Michigan on a divided highway (Dual Carriageway as we used to call them in the UK). I… Read more »

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Data Transparency, Access to Information and Efficiency

The other day it occurred to me that I’ve actually spent more than half of my life living in the United States. I was thinking about my time as a… Read more »

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Managing Risk Behind Bars : Project management approach to control system migration

I recently visited a jail in the U.S., not because I had committed a crime or anything like that but actually to write a case study as part of my… Read more »

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Industrial Electronic Repair – Good For the Environment and the Bottom Line

A year or so ago the constant pressure to finally clean out my basement got the better of me. There was lots of stuff which I didn’t want to part… Read more »

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Maintaining industrial productivity can be costly without a good roadmap

A few years back, I worked for a small automation company as an applications engineer. It was late on a summer Friday afternoon as I headed out to our annual… Read more »

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Information, Digitization and Mobility Help Keep Track of Your Kids and Even Your Oil Wells

I remember listening to all that forward thinking talk in the 1980’s, ‘Information is the Next Big Thing’. I now realize that I had no idea what they were talking… Read more »

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Protective Gear for Workers: Does your facility meet labeling requirements?

Electricity – I have heard it called ‘an invisible servant’. It is one of those things in life which you can’t see but you know is there. Most of the… Read more »

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