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exida Welcomes Jim Jenkins and Mark Lusignea to the exida Team


  April 30, 2013

Jim Jenkins joins exida as a Senior Safety Engineer. Mr. Jenkins brings with him 26 years of Instrumentation and Process Control experience as an end user. He has filled the role of Instrument Reliability Engineer for the last 7 years with responsibility for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Burner Management Systems (BMS), and the Instrument Mechanical Integrity (MI) program for a large chemical facility. Prior to working in Instrumentation Reliability, Jim spent 16 years as a Process Control Engineer in the same facility. During his tenure at the site, Jim’s accomplishments included bringing all SIS based on legacy corporate standards into compliance with ANSI/ISA-84, design of several BMS that comply with ANSI/ISA-84, and creation of an Instrumentation MI program. Prior to working at Invista, Jim spent 3 years in the Pulp & Paper industry.

Mark Lusignea joins exida as a Senior Safety Engineer. Mr. Lusignea brings with him 29 years of automation and process control experience with Air Products and Chemicals.  While at Air Products, Mr. Lusignea worked for several years as a process control engineer in their Global Operations department prior to moving to Global Engineering.  Work focused on all aspects of control and automation systems including design, specification, programming, startup and commissioning along with specifying valves, instruments and integrated analyzer buildings. Automation projects ranged in size from 500 to 4000 IO points, primarily associated with H2 reforming facilities and most recently, energy from waste production.  Additional responsibilities included managing control engineers, outside engineering firms (EPC), and control system supplier relationships.

He has also been instrumental in developing critical safety shutdown logic and standards, BMS programs along with system architectures to support ISA 84 and IEC 61511, and has participated in HAZOPs and operability reviews for all the projects under his direction and supported the SIL verification for critical safety interlocks.