Welcome James Seim to Vector Controls

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of James Seim to our service department based out of our La Porte, Texas office.

James has been working in the Fire & Gas industry for 25 years. Prior to coming on board with Vector Controls he worked for Det-Tronics during which time he was involved with the installation, commissioning, testing, and maintenance of various types of Fire & Gas Detection. James is originally from in Beaumont, TX and in his free time James enjoys Scuba Diving and watching Science Fiction Movies.

At Vector Controls we believe our success is due to the highly talented team that represent us in the field. James has an extensive background in service specific to the industrial markets representing us well when working on client requirements.

Congratulations and welcome James to the Vector organization!

Lynan Formby now Customer Response team lead for Vector Controls

 

Vector Controls and Automation group announced today Lynan Formby as their Customer Response team lead and will be based out of their La Porte, Texas office.

Lynan’s responsibilities will include overseeing the fast-growing customer service requirements of the business. Her ability to partner directly with our manufacturing partners and support our customer service efforts will be a major differentiator for Vector Controls.  With over seven years in the industry working in various service centric roles Lynan is positioned to do right by our customers every single day.

Prior to planning the move to  the Houston area, Lynan has been working out of our Plano office supporting our sales teams in North and West Texas.

A native Texan, Lynan is ready for the move cheering her Texas Rangers from La Porte.

Welcome Lynan to Houston!

Vector Controls & Automation Group selected by Houston Chronicle as top workplace

November 1 2018- Vector Controls & Automation group was selected by the Houston Chronicle as one of the top places to work under the category of small companies.  Article on Vector Controls in now posted on the Houston Chronicle. 

Daylight saving time ends Sunday November 4th: fun facts to know about “falling back”

On Sunday, November 4, at 2 am, clocks will be turned back one hour, heralding the end of daylight saving time for much of the country.

The biggest consequence: The change shifts daylight back into the morning hours. For 9-to-5 office workers, it means saying goodbye to leaving work while it’s still light out. And for weekend workers, it means an additional glorious hour of sleep on Sunday. Hurrah!

Yet there’s still a lot of confusion about daylight saving time. Here are a few things to know: Yes, it ends in the fall, just as the decrease in daylight hours is becoming noticeable.

1. While not necessarily advocating changing time, Benjamin Franklin urged his fellow countrymen to work during daylight and sleep after dark, thus saving money on candles. (It was likely a tongue-in-cheek comment.)

2. The U.S. Department of Transportation is in charge of time in the U.S., including time zones and daylight saving time.

3. The U.S. first implemented daylight saving during World War I as a way to conserve fuel with the Standard Time Act of 1918, also known as the Calder Act. In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented a year-round daylight saving time that was commonly known as “War Time.”

4. Daylight saving became a federal law in 1966, with passage of the Uniform Time Act. It was signed by President Lyndon Johnson.

5. Eight months of the year are in daylight time, and four months are in standard time.

6. Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North America and Europe.

Level Measurment course offered this week in La Porte facility

 

PTU La Porte Texas facility

This week in our La Porte office maintenance and engineering personnel  are attending Vector University’s level measurement course . This 5 day class is a combination of classroom and hands-on training on the Vector Controls Process Training Unit, a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls.
Some elements that will be reviewed include:
Differential Pressure Transmitters

Capacitance Probes

Vibratory Level Switches

Guided Radar

High & Low Frequency Radar

Ultrasonic Continuous Level

Conductivity Level Switches

Configuration

Field Tooling

Envelope Curve Filters

Guided Radar Curves & Filters

Learn more about the class from our course description online.

 

Looking for an experienced account manager in Oklahoma City

 

Are you the type of person who get’s bored doing the same thing over and over again? Do you possess a strong natural curiosity? Are you passionate in learning about people, businesses, and processes? If so, becoming an account manager with Vector Controls could be the perfect career for you.

At Vector Controls we do things a bit differently. We surround the account manager with support so that they’re enabled to use their curiosity and passions to help solve some of the most important challenges for our customers. They’re supported by inside sales, product specialists, industry specialists, application specialist, technical guru’s, and peers of the same mindset.

The account manager is continuously in front of our customer base, which consists of people who: use our equipment in their facility, specify equipment for a facility, put together packages of equipment for a facility, or even help tie systems together within a facility.

We’re going to be upfront – the account manager role isn’t easy. But if you enjoy learning how things are made from gasoline to beer, enjoy life-affirming, and head scratching professional challenges…we could be a match made in heaven.

 

 

 

 

Experience:
*3+ years of sales or engineering background

Plusses:
*Degree in Business or Engineering
*Positive outlook & Growth mindset
*Strong Self-starter
*Strong networking capabilities
*Heart of a teacher

Are you the type of person who get’s bored doing the same thing over and over again? Do you possess a strong natural curiosity? Are you passionate in learning about people, businesses, and processes? If so, becoming an account manager with Vector Controls could be the perfect career for you.

At Vector Controls we do things a bit differently. We surround the account manager with support so that they’re enabled to use their curiosity and passions to help solve some of the most important challenges for our customers. They’re supported by inside sales, product specialists, industry specialists, application specialist, technical guru’s, and peers of the same mindset.

The account manager is continuously in front of our customer base, which consists of people who: use our equipment in their facility, specify equipment for a facility, put together packages of equipment for a facility, or even help tie systems together within a facility.

We’re going to be upfront – the account manager role isn’t easy. But if you enjoy learning how things are made from gasoline to beer, enjoy life-affirming, and head scratching professional challenges…we could be a match made in heaven.

Experience:
*3+ years of sales or engineering background

Plusses:
*Degree in Business or Engineering
*Positive outlook & Growth mindset
*Strong Self-starter
*Strong networking capabilities
*Heart of a teacher

Check out under opportunities of our website for more specifics on the Oklahoma position.

Inside Sales Engineer position- La Porte, Texas

 Vector Controls & Automation Group is currently searching for an inside sales engineer. The position would be located out of our La Porte, Texas office. Review our online post for more information.

Vector partners with Endress+Hauser to build Regional Campus

Vector Controls and Automation partners with Endress+Hauser to build a new 100,000+ square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus in Pearland

October 19, 2018 – Endress+Hauser announces plans to build a new 100,000+ square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus in Pearland, TX, just outside of the Houston area. The campus will be in Pearland’s lower Kirby District, in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base. Construction is currently being planned to begin in 2019 with completion by the end of 2020.

“Our recent investments and campus expansions in the U.S. demonstrates our commitment to support our customers,” said Todd Lucey, General Manager of Endress+Hauser, USA. “The new facilities enable us to improve our services, strategically develop and manage additional growth as well as expand our competencies across the industries we serve.”

The new campus will include areas for calibration, repair and training space, which will include a brand new state-of-the-art PTU® (Process Training Unit). It will house the Global Marketing and Applications group for SpectraSensors’ Gas Analysis business and contain office space for approximately 110 employees including Endress+Hauser’s sales and service provider, Vector Controls & Automation Group.

“We are very excited to be a part of this project,” said Jared Boudreaux, President of Vector Controls and Automation Group. “With our facilities on campus alongside our partner Endress+Hauser, we will increase our current facilities three-fold which will create a substantially larger and broader integrated approach to the market and serve our customers at the highest level.”

The project will include a design with emphasis on Regional Texas Architecture. Responsiveness to the local climate, use of regionally authentic interior and exterior materials and attention to scale are critical to the success of the project. The building will be designed under the guidelines of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” project as stipulated by the U.S. Green Building Council, reflecting Endress+Hauser’s sustainability principles.

 

About Vector Controls and Automation Group

Vector Controls and Automation Group is a leading manufacturer representative with corporate offices located in Plano, Texas with sales support and service operations based in La Porte, Texas. Vector partners with the top manufacturing brands in the industry to offer complete, turnkey superior solutions. No application is too complex for Vector. We are committed to helping our customers solve the most complex measurement, control, automation, and analytical problems. We have experienced application specialists in our Instrumentation and Automation, Analytical Solutions, Valve and Valve Automation and Technical Services divisions to support all process applications, controls & automation, and service needs. With Regional Support Centers and professionals located throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, Vector strives to achieve and provide the highest level of customer service along with the industry’s top technical professionals.

 

Contact:

Elsa Cantu

Marketing Communications Manager

Vector Controls and Automation Group

10057 Porter Road, La Porte, TX 77571

Phone: 800-969-5678

Elsa.cantu@vectorcag.com

www.vectorcag.com

 

About Endress+Hauser in the U.S.

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs nearly 14,000 personnel worldwide and generated [net sales of] more than 2.2 billion euros (2.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017.

Contact:

Sara Fisk

Marketing Communications Manager

Endress+Hauser

2350 Endress Place, Greenwood, IN 46143

Phone: 317-535-2108

sara.fisk@us.endress.com

www.us.endress.com

 

Thank you for another great Vectoberfest!

Thank you to our sponsors customers and the Vector Nation for making 2018 Vectoberfest happen. It was a great night with gifts music St. Arnold brew and food. A special note goes out to John “Spike” Garcia  with the Lone Survivor Foundation for being our  guest and accepting a donation from Vector Nation for a very worth cause. Look forward to Vectoberfest 2019!

Field Xpert SMT70- now available at Vector Controls

Universal, high-performance tablet PC for device configuration

The Endress/Hauser Field Xpert SMT70 tablet PC for device configuration enables mobile plant asset management in hazardous and non-hazardous areas. It is suitable for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments with a digital communication interface and to record progress.

This tablet PC is designed as a complete solution that comes with pre-installed driver libraries and is an easy-to-use, touch-enabled tool which can be used to manage field instruments during their entire life cycle.

Benefits

  • High-performance, robust tablet with large 11.6″ display and a battery runtime of up to 14 hours.
  • Touch-enabled device configuration software in 20 languages. Includes NAMUR NE 107 instrument diagnosis.
  • Pre-installed device driver libraries for all of the important industrial protocols.
  • Fast connection to devices with a single click thanks to automatic hardware detection.
  • Integrated Heartbeat Verification incl. PDF documentation.
  • Online application software update service offers new functionality and maximum security.
  • Access to HART devices in PROFINET systems (ET 200SP) with Fieldgate PAM SFG600.

Technical Information

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Contact Vector Controls about demo options and availability.