As Product Manager, Communications, James Powell provides technical expertise and leadership on industrial communications for Siemens Milltronics level measurement instrumentation. In 2009, he wrote a book with Henry Vandelinde entitled ‘Catching the Process Fieldbus – An Introduction to PROFIBUS for Process Automation’.
He has extensive knowledge of common industrial networks and in depth experience with protocols including: PROFIBUS, Modbus, DeviceNet, Allen Bradley Remote I/O, Ethernet, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, SNP, GENIUS, and HART. He has 20 years experience in application design and research, as well as many years of field experience. He has published articles in ISA technical papers, Verfahrens Technik, Electro Industria, PROFIBUS Newletter, PROFIBUS Interface Center newsletter, and Control Engineering. He is an active member of both PROFIBUS International and Fieldbus Foundations. He is also involved in two international marketing groups for Siemens.
He hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Engineering, Electrical Control and Communications Option from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (1987) and holds the Professional Engineer designation from the Professional Engineers of Ontario. James is located at the Siemens Milltronics factory headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario Canada.
James Powell, P. Eng.
Product Manager, Communications
1954 Technology Drive