[SAN FRANCISCO - October 10, 2019 ] Steve Beamer, thirty-year reliability and technology veteran of oil and gas sector, joins San Francisco-based startup to help industrial customers make optimal use of data.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Element, a leading developer of software that helps customers unlock the value of their industrial data, announced today that it has hired oil and gas sector veteran Steve Beamer as its Vice President of Customer Success and Transformation. In this newly created role Beamer, previously an executive at BP and ExxonMobil, will use his first-hand experience to help industrial companies accelerate their digital transformation using the Element solution.

Element’s AssetHub™ product, people and industrial data methodology help industrial asset operators automate and streamline collecting, managing and sharing data across the enterprise. Element’s Asset Framework Accelerator is a packaged solution for OSIsoft PI System users who need to rapidly build and maintain enterprise-class Asset Framework models. These models support modern analytical systems that help transform operational performance. Element is supporting a growing list of companies in the power generation, chemical, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors.

“During my time at BP I learned firsthand the positive impact that AssetHub and Element’s Forward Deployed Engineering team has on improving the use of asset data, especially time series data, to solve hard industrial problems,” said Beamer. “I’m excited to partner with owner-operators of critical industrial assets to bring that same transformational capability.”

Beamer previously worked at BP Upstream for eight years as the VP Reliability and Maintenance and as the VP Continuous Improvement and Transformation. Prior to that he worked for 17 years at ExxonMobil including as VP Technology, Director of Reliability and Inspection for a refinery in the Caribbean. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

“We are excited to have someone of Steve’s caliber and expertise on our team working with customers to transform their operations by achieving greater insights out of their asset data,” said Andy Bane, Element CEO. “He’s seen up-close how an industrial company can benefit from the Element solution and we’re excited that he’ll be offering this knowledge to other companies.”

About Element

Element unlocks industrial data, enabling modern analytics systems to find insights that transform operational performance, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of value for customers. The Element Asset Framework (AF) Accelerator solution builds enterprise-ready PI AFs in as little as 30 days. The solution overcomes the data integration, modeling, and maintenance barriers inherent in using spreadsheets to build and maintain PI AFs at scale. Element’s PI AF experts deploy Element AssetHub using a proven industrial data methodology that accelerates the building of PI AFs 10x, increases the efficiency of engineers by 4x, and helps enable critical operational insights faster and at a lower cost and risk than any other solution.

AssetHub™ is a trademark of Element Analytics, Inc.


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