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Business Developer, Process Safety
Luis Garcia is a Certified Functional Safety Expert and has been a Safety Systems Specialist for more than 20 years, with a focus on process safety. He serves as a voting member of the ISA's technical committee ISA 84 (Safety and Security). He has developed Safety Instrumented Systems courses in Spanish and English, instructed ISA's courses on the subject, and published numerous papers on Safety Instrumented Systems in The Americas, Europe and Australia. Luis holds Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy & Material Science Bachelor’s degrees obtained in Rosario (Argentina) and Liverpool (United Kingdom). Luis is currently responsible for Siemens Process Safety for The Americas. He was born in Venezuela and is now a US citizen residing in the Houston, Texas, area with his wife, three children and five grandchildren.
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Marketing Manager, Process Automation & Instrumentation
Charlie Fialkowski is a Certified Functional Safety Expert and has been a Safety Systems Specialist for more than 20 years, with a focus on process safety. He served as Chairman of ISA's Safety Division for both Burner Management (BMS) and Fire and Gas Systems (F&G), and is a former voting member of the ISA's technical committee ISA84 on Safety Systems. He has instructed ISA's BMS, LOPA and SIS courses, published numerous papers on Safety Instrumented Systems, and recently developed ISA’s course on Burner Management Systems (BMS). Charlie holds a BSEE from Oklahoma State University. Fun fact: Charlie is a descendant of Cyrus McCormick!
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