Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meridium Dedicates Building; Conference Tomorrow

Barbara and Warner Dalhouse talk about the long and short of it with Bittle Porterfield.^

Sam English (CIE Partners) overlooked by David Bandy (Spectrum Design).^

Vice Mayor David Trinkle (left), with developer Ed Walker.^

Journalist Rob Johnson takes notes.^

Crowd listens to Mayor David Bowers, who wouldn't let go of the microphone.^

The new building towers over the dedication crowd.^

City Manager Chris Morrill (left) with Meridium CEO Bonz Hart.^

John Levin (left), Bittle Porterfield, Russ Ellis chat.^

Story, Photos DAN SMITH

Meridium's new building in downtown Roanoke got its official dedication tonight with a huge crowd that included 250 technology professionals from all over the world and a Who's Who of Roanoke.

The international contingent was from the world’s major oil and gas producers such as ExxonMobil, PetroChina, Hess, Imperial Oil, Irving Oil, Marathon Oil, Suncor (Canada), QatarGas, Kuwait National Petroleum Co., and Sasol Petroleum (South Africa. Also in attendance were leaders from the chemical, mining, paper, and power / utility industries like MeadWestvaco, AES Corp., Contact Energy (New Zealand), Bayer, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, DuPont, SABIC (Saudi Arabia), and Samarco (Brazil).

Meridium VP of Marketing said the visitors "are just a subset of companies around the world that use Meridium’s Asset Performance Management software and services in their daily operations. Meridium’s APM software platform provides advanced analytics and modeling to predict and prevent physical assets (pumps, turbines, transformers etc.) from breaking or failing- thereby protecting lives, the environment, and profits/jobs."

Tomorrow morning early, the Meridium Conference 2011 opens at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center.

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