ABB Showcases Its Products, Services and Teamwork for Visiting Students

Westerville, Ohio, U.S., November 2, 2011 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently hosted 40 students from the TAPPI student chapters at Miami University and Western Michigan University at ABB Westerville in Ohio. The students left with a very positive impression of ABB and its products.

On October 14, ABB staff met with the students, introduced them to ABB’s pulp and paper business, and demonstrated how the company’s products and services help papermakers.

“Not only did all the visitors get excellent presentations about ABB's business, products, technology and services, they were also particularly impressed by ABB's teamwork,” said Shin-Chin Chen, a corporate executive engineer with ABB’s Pulp and Paper Division in Westerville. “These students will remember ABB for a long time.”

The students took part in presentations on ABB’s pulp and paper technologies, led by experienced ABB staff including Charlie Young, Steve Sturm, John Spachman, Andy Broomfield, Randy Niemeyer, Kevin Starr and Don Gillespie. The presentations covered measurement technology, actuator technology, control system technology, and project delivery and service. Åke Hellström, a retired ABB chief engineer, explained how ABB’s integrated Quality Control System helps create quality paper and demonstrated ABB’s System 800xA.

Summing up their visit to ABB, many of the students commented that it had exceeded their expectations. Student advisors reported that the feedback they received was 100 percent positive.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people.

For more information, please contact

Pulp and Paper Business Unit:
Eamon Devlin
Mobile: +353 87 689 1109
email: eamon.devlin@ie.abb.com

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