PITTSBURGH – ERIKS North America-owned company Industrial Controls has opened registration for the 2017 Automation & Controls Conference. The free, one-day event will take place on Friday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey. FBI Special Agents Kevin Rietema and Christian Schorle will deliver the keynote address, “Protecting Industry from Cyber Attacks.”
Now in its fifth year, the Automation & Controls Conference is a premier learning and networking event for professionals in the infrastructure, power plant, water, transportation, and building automation industries, according to Joe Callaghan, Vice President of Sales at Industrial Controls.
“The Automation & Controls Conference brings together professionals from a variety of industries with innovative vendors who are showcasing their newest products, providing live demonstrations, and leading educational sessions,” Callaghan said. “This annual event is all about solutions, and this year, our focus is on exploring how to get the most out of automation systems while minimizing potential risks associated with cyber security.”
The keynote address, “Protecting Industry from Cyber Attacks,” will be presented by Special Agents Kevin Rietema and Christian Schorle, who have more than 30 years of combined experience at the FBI. The address will examine both criminal and national security issues as they relate to specific infrastructure sectors, including water, power, and transportation.
Special Agent Rietema is currently assigned to New Jersey’s National Security Branch/Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he provides investigative, analytical, and operational support across all programs, including cyber investigations, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, counterproliferation, and terrorism finance. Special Agent Schorle is currently assigned to Newark’s Cyber Crimes Task Force, where he is responsible for leading national security investigations relating to corporate espionage, advanced computer intrusions, denial of service attaches, malware eruptions, and theft of financial information.
To learn more about the 2017 Automation & Controls Conference, browse vendors, and register for free, please visit www.industrialcontrolsonline.com/informationcenter/2017-automation-controls-conference.
About Industrial Controls, an ERIKS Company
Since 1976, Industrial Controls has led the industry in providing solutions for commercial HVAC, process control, industrial automation applications and industrial valves. With coverage in 14 states, Industrial Controls backs a complete inventory of the industry’s finest products from the leading manufacturers. Industrial Controls owned by ERIKS North America, which was recently ranked 20th on Modern Distribution Management (MDM) magazine’s 2017 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. Visit industrialcontrolsonline.com for more information.
About ERIKS North America
ERIKS (www.ERIKS.com) has been a leading international industrial service provider since 1940. ERIKS North America offers a wide range of innovative, high-quality mechanical engineering components and associated technical and logistics services from 140 locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico under four companies—including Lewis-Goetz, Rawson, Industrial Controls, and ERIKS Seals and Plastics. From agriculture to power generation and from oil and gas to petrochemicals, ERIKS North America provides a local presence and infinite possibilities, backed by ERIKS’ worldwide network of resources and know-how from more than 60 companies with locations in 21 countries. For more information, please visit www.ERIKSNA.com.