Industry Veteran Joins PTI Event
Oscar Rivella is set to bring 30 years’ of experience in the maritime industry to the upcoming PTI Terminal Automation & Training Conference, taking place in London on April 19-20, 2017, as he seeks to comment on how complex automation, technology insertion and efficient power management can improve terminal operations and safety.
Rivella said of the event: “I am originally of Savona, Liguria in Italy, which is based near a port. As a child I found the port very interesting. I saw men unloading goods, and saw it as the bridge to new cultures and explorations.
“Now I am excited to think of the gathering of people working in this environment, I want to listen to their challenges in a changing [global] scenario."
Based in Segrate, Italy, Rivella is Marine & Offshore Segment Marketing Manager (EMEA) for the electrical sector of Eaton, a US$22.0 billion global power management company.
Joining Eaton in 2011, Rivella has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, being an entrepreneur for 10 years while owning a commercial agent company for the electric and automation markets.
In 1997 he joined Rockwell Automation holding the local, national and European position as Marine & Offshore Business Development Manager.
At the conference Rivella is aiming to focus on innovation, stating “…innovation will be a focus point for the target group of companies and authorities in the segment.”
Rivella added: “New regulations are putting electrical power management under the spotlight, complex automation can improve operations, LED lighting can reduce the power requirements, [and] energy storage and renewables can be part of additional resources in decarbonisation era.
“Ports have new priorities [to address] with air quality, energy consumption and noise limitation. This is the way for ports to return to be the true heart of their town as they were in my childhood.”
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