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Solving Operational Readiness with Digital Tools for the Field Operator

Facilitator: Gabe Young, Learning & Development Coordinator, BASF

Facilitator: Ron Lee, VP of Operations, Voovio

Facilitator: Francis Montemurro, Director of Operations, Voovio


Solving Operational Readiness with Digital Tools for the Field Operator

Voovio Technologies and customers will discuss the challenges of executing SOPs in the field, unplanned events, on-boarding new hires, refresher training, and job re-qualification, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. You will see real results from customers on how you can overcome these challenges, as well as a live demo of the Digital Tools for the Field Operator (and Board Operator) that enable remote training and collaboration, and insure effective and safe production in any crisis. We will be leaving plenty of time for questions and discussion.


Voovio’s simulation and productivity tools for industrial field operations save money and lower operational risk. Thanks to our intuitive and user-friendly solution, we boost performance, reduce downtime and solve industrial training and knowledge transfer challenges.

Voovio’s power lies within its proprietary ‘Enhanced Reality’​ technology, which brings the real production environment to any screen via our digital replica and procedure simulation solution. Unleash ‘The Hidden Plant’​ through improved operating discipline and ensure that your organization sustains a highly skilled, flexible workforce.

Gabe Young

Learning & Development Coordinator, BASF

Gabe works for BASF Corporation in Geismar, Louisiana. He is responsible for developing and implementing training in the Utilities and Waste Water Treatment plant at the Geismar, Louisiana Site. Gabe has worked for BASF for 24 years in several roles within BASF including: Operator, Shift Supervisor and his current role as Learning and Development Coordinator.

Ron Lee

VP of Operations, Voovio

36+ years as a manufacturing leader. Ron was a Senior Executive and Plant Manager at multiple sites. His last role with DuPont was Global Corporate Director for Reliability and Maintenance. Ron is also an international Thought Leader in Operational Excellence. Ron leads Voovio’s Operations team, helping implement Voovio and drive value for all customers.

Francis Montemurro

Director of Operations, Voovio

30+ years as a manufacturing leader, having been Operations Leader and Plant Manager at several DuPont sites, including highly hazardous PSM & EPA/RMP Operations + discrete manufacturing facilities. Fran also earned the DuPont Safety Excellence Medal Engineering Excellence Award. Fran now works with Voovio’s refining, petrochemical and specialty chemical customers in solving operational challenges.

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Posted by: Evan Hyde

Evan Hyde is the director of field services for He previously was president of C2 Nano Technology where they researched surface treatments to combat fouling & corrosion issues in cokers & other petrochemical process units. He was a Senior Engineering Advisor for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. and has consulted on processing improvement and reliability initiatives for coking clients around the world. Prior to joining Becht, Evan worked for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, as a process engineer, with assignments in research, and troubleshooting for heavy oil upgrading equipment. He holds a B.S. of Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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