Head of Perceptive APC Product Unit, Applied Materials Pharma Group
John is the head of the Perceptive APC product unit within Applied Materials’ APG Pharma group. His role is to lead the team that delivers software and solutions for Advanced Process Control, process monitoring and optimisation in the process industries. He is particularly interested in developing robust model-based systems to reduce process development costs and to optimise routine manufacturing. His experience includes developing solutions for many processes including: an entire paper mill, industrial boilers, and continuous pharmaceutical processes through to lab-scale crystallisers and micro-fluidic systems.
John is a Chartered Engineer with a BEng/NZCE from Auckland University and more than 20 years’ experience in the process industries.