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EXIDA WELCOMES JACK GAO, ALAN GAULTON, AND STEPHEN BURKE TO THE EXIDA TEAM


  November 07, 2012

Jack Gao joins exida as a Safety Consultant in our Asia Pacific region.  Mr. Gao has 8 years of experience in C++ and Java programming and is familiar with writing VHDL for Field Programmable gate array (FPGA) device. He is also familiar with using Matlab. And, in addition, has experience with digital and analog circuit design.

Mr. Gao joins us from Rockwell Automation Singapore where he was a senior engineer developing firmware.

He has also worked as R&D engineer for Robert Bosch Singapore, and Agilent Technologies functional safety features in accordance to the SIL requirement.  Mr. Gao holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Alan Gaulton joins exida as a Software Support Specialist in the UK.  Initially qualified as a graphic design artist, Mr. Gaulton pursued computing after leaving college.

His early years as a draughtsman/computer support technician at a granite memorial factory ultimately led him into working for Shell UK in Aberdeen as a desktop support engineer, where he soon diversified into project management. After a rewarding few years, Mr. Gaulton moved to work for EDS based out of Milton Keynes, continuing work as a project manager. The next natural step was to expand into project office management, where his skillset was an ideal match, and therefore gaining extensive experience in financial management using SAP. Following the takeover of EDS by HP, he felt it time to assess his career and subsequently dove into the realm of business process consulting, leading to working for exida.

Stephen Burke joins exida as Regional Director for Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.  Mr. Burke has been a Process Safety Systems Specialist for over 15 years and has worked in the field of Instrumentation and Control for over 30 years. During this period he has gained broad process control and safety systems knowledge working in a variety of roles for plant owner-operators, equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and control system vendors. He has been involved in process control and safety system design and implementation for many projects in the Power Generation, Oil and Gas and Chemical Industries. Steve has published numerous papers on Safety Instrumented Systems and regularly runs workshops on this topic throughout the South East Asian region.