Eric Rotvold is a Distinguished Technologist at Emerson Process Management and has been working in process automation for over 25 years. He has been involved in the development of many HART®, Profibus and Foundation™ Fieldbus measurement instruments during his career. Recently Eric has been engaged in the development of the IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) standard and products that implement the standard. He is the system architect for Emerson Smart Wireless solutions and continues to advance wireless technology in process automation.
Eric has been awarded several patents related to process automation, instrumentation and communication. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MS in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.
Emerson’s Smart Wireless division is based in Chanhassen, MN and extends PlantWeb predictive intelligence into areas that were previously out of physical or economic reach, opening the door for new possibilities in process improvement. Remote locations, physical obstructions, and the high cost of engineering and integrating new technologies are no longer the barriers they were.
Emerson was founded in 1890 and has headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, and had $24.2 billion in sales in 2011. Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions. They have 133,000 employees worldwide with 235 manufacturing/sales locations in over 150 countries.