2016 Press Releases
Effective August 1, 2016 the Board of Directors of MCAA appointed Teresa Sebring as President of the Association. As she transitions to retirement, former president Cynthia Esher will continue as a consultant to the Association.
The annual Market Forecast published by MCAA, prepared by Global Automation Research, shows the PI&A market experienced minimal growth in 2015. At $11.6 Billion, the flat 0.3 increase was attributed largely to the decline in oil prices.
2015 bookings in the process measurement and automation industry declined approximately 4.4 % according to data reported by members in various bookings reports. This report provides an overview of that data exclusively for members.
The inaugural class of honorees was inducted in April into the Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame. Gordon Arnold, Wade Mattar, and Dick Morley received the honor during the MCAA Industry Forum held in Nashville, Tennessee.
240 attendees from 75% of MCAA’s member companies attended the Industry Forum held in Nashville, TN with an insight-filled program focused on “Visions of the Future.”
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The Measurement, Control & Automation Association elected Joseph Incontri, Director of Marketing and Projects at KROHNE Inc., as its Chairman for 2016.
The final monthly webinar for 2015 sponsored MCAA featured ITR Economics analyst Alex Chausovsky who indicated the US economy is growing and will do so for at least three years.
A survey of MCAA members shows that the refusal of some NRTLs to accept test data from other approved test labs continues to cause delays and increase costs.
MCAA’s annual Market Forecast, prepared by Global Automation Research predicts healthy growth of 4.3 CAGR through 2019.
2014 bookings in the process measurement and automation industry grew approximately 14.2% according to data reported by MCAA members in various bookings reports.
Over 18,000 customers (including buyers, users, resellers and channel partners) were surveyed by participating MCAA member companies in 2015. The survey achieved an average response rate of 19.5%.
Bob Carrell, President of Hoffer Flow Controls was elected Chairman of MCAA for 2015 and Joe Incontri, Director of Marketing at KROHNE will serve as Vice Chairman.
In October, some 100 attendees from 50 organizations, attended an OSHA Stakeholder Meeting in Washington, DC. Presenters from 10 organizations, including MCAA, gave their reactions to OSHA proposals to change the approval process.
The 2014 Market Forecast published by MCAA provides a five year market forecast for PI&A equipment segmented by major process industries and shows the total US market value will grow to $13.6 Billion by 2018.
The 2014 Operating Benchmarks Report published last month by the MCAA is the first “pure” picture of the recovery from the recession where all the data is historical dating back to the bottom of the recession in 2009.
The value of bookings of members participating in MCAA’s quarterly Industry Group Report totaled an estimated $586.9 million during the first quarter of 2014, an 8% increase over the final quarter of 2013 and 8.3% above the first quarter of 2013.
The 2014 MCAA Industry Forum drew a record attendance. 211 people to be exact. The meeting was replete with time for networking with colleagues and a program filled with excellent speakers on topics that hit at the core of our industry.
2013 bookings in the process measurement and automation industry grew approximately 5.3% according to data reported to members of MCAA in a variety of bookings reports.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules geared specifically to level probing radars (LPRs) that allow these devices to operate anywhere in the country without a license. MCAA worked closely with the FCC to effect this change.
The annual Market Forecast published by MCAA shows that after strong growth in 2010 and 2011, the industry has returned to its pre-recession market value set at $10.3B.
“Networking for Net Value” was the theme of the program for the 2012 MCAA Industry Forum and it attracted nearly 160 member company executives, senior managers from prospective member companies, speakers, staff and guests in Atlanta, GA in May.
A group of member companies who manufacture radar level measurement instruments have joined together to obtain a change in the rules of the Federal Communications Commission which would permit the use of such equipment in open air applications.
MCAA elected Wally Stommes, President of StoneL, as its Chairman for 2012. Siemens Vice President, Todd Gardner, will serve as Vice Chairman for the year.
Companies in the process control industry are adapting to a changed economic environment. Having lost jobs in 2008 and 2009, MCAA heard from members that the industry is hiring (but finding qualified technical talent is increasingly difficult).
MCAA members elected James P. Bolin, Jr. COO of Process Automation for Pepperl + Fuchs as its Chairman for the next year. Wally Stommes, President of StoneL will serve as Vice Chairman.
MCAA has announced a new series of monthly webinars which will bring top industry speakers before its member company representatives and others in the process control industry.
After an extremely rough 2009 which saw industry sales down 15% from 2008, MCAA’s most recent Industry Forecast projects slow growth over the next three years.
Without above average performance from Oil & Gas, Refining, Utilities and Pharmaceutical industry sectors, the annual growth rate for the PI&A industry would be much lower than the 3.8% average forecasted this month by Global Foresight Group.
Over 70 members of the MCAA were on hand to talk with representative of six NRTLs who are responsible for the testing and certification of their products for use in the marketplace including under standards addressing hazardous locations.