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PAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at 2014 PAS Technology Conference in Houston

PAS is commemorating 20 years of improving industrial process safety and operations at annual technology conference

December 12, 2013

Houston, Texas, USA — December 12, 2013 —PAS, a global human reliability software solutions provider to the power and process industries worldwide, announces the company’s upcoming 20th Anniversary at its 2014 PAS Technology Conference (PTC). The conference will celebrate “20 Years of Connecting the Dots…People, Assets, Information” and will take place on May 19-21, 2014 in Houston, Texas, USA.
The PAS Technology Conference centers on improving safety, reliability, and profitability of industrial operations through advanced situation awareness and critical decision support. It will explore the impact of advancements in information and automation technologies on the relationship between human operators and production infrastructure over the last two decades.
Experts, clients, and partners from around the world will convene to discuss proven strategies for improving plant safety, reliability, and profitability through emerging technologies that enhance Human Reliability.  Conference tracks will include high performance human-machine interfaces (HMI), automation asset management, alarm management, cybersecurity, operations effectiveness, knowledge retention, control loop performance management, and real-time decision support. The conference will be a forum for open dialogue, meeting industry peers, and gaining insights to emerging technology trends.
“Customers have been the foundation of our success since we established PAS in 1993. It is their feedback and insights at gatherings like the PTC that inspire and guide the future of our technology,” said Eddie Habibi, Founder and CEO of PAS. “We’ve come a long way in the last 20 years, and this is just the beginning.”
PAS was initially founded as a systems integration company, and throughout its 20 years of excellence, it has evolved into a leading software solutions provider for improving operational safety and profitability. PAS is recognized for its innovative and pioneering solutions in technologies that directly improve operator performance.  These technologies include alarm management, automation asset management, high performance HMI, industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, and decision support.
Over the past twenty years, PAS has built a large, global, and loyal client base spanning the who-is-who of the industrial sector.  PAS’ enterprise software have become the standard corporate solutions for companies like Chevron, Aramco, ExxonMobil, Shell, Alcoa, Southern Company, TVA, BASF, DOW, LyondellBasell, and many others. 
“PAS has undergone a tremendous transformation since we began the company, and today, we continue to develop software solutions that make plants around the world safer and more reliable,” said Bijan Habibi, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder.
The past 20 years have earned PAS many reasons to celebrate. Among those accomplishments, PAS has received distinguished recognition from the International Society of Automation for The Alarm Management Handbook and The High Performance HMI Handbook authored by Eddie Habibi, CEO and Founder of PAS and Bill Hollifield, Principal Consultant.  PAS has implemented its solutions at over 1,000 industrial plants worldwide in diverse industries.  Since 1993, PAS has grown internationally with offices in 9 countries spanning across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia.
In celebration of embarking on its third decade, PAS will unveil a breakthrough technology that will forever change the way industrial operations visualize information.

About PAS
PAS specializes in human reliability software solutions for the power and process plants worldwide to enhance plant safety, compliance and profitability by providing essential information within context to allow the plant operator maximum situation awareness and reduce plant vulnerabilities. PAS’ comprehensive portfolio solutions include alarm management, automation configuration management, control loop performance optimization, and high-performance human machine interfaces. PAS solutions are installed in over 1000 industrial plants worldwide. For more information, visit
About Human Reliability
Human Reliability is the practice of optimizing human performance in complex systems and situations. Human Reliability develops practices and procedures to minimize error and maximize the resilience of systems through the use of user centered and error tolerant design and procedures.