ObjectAutomation (OA), the Irvine, Calif., pioneer in object-based industrial process monitoring, control, and automation software, has resumed operations. The company has assembled a team of the original OA software engineers coupled with new talent focused on re-establishing OA and its OAenterprise system. OA Europe BV, headquartered in The Netherlands, supports the company in Europe.
“This is a significant step in re-establishing ObjectAutomation as a global leader in the industrial automation marketplace,” states Jon Wimer, one of the original founders of ObjectAutomation and president and chief executive officer of the new OA. “Existing OAenterprise customers will be very pleased with the level of support and service that is being restored. Adding to that will be an aggressive R&D effort to ensure the system is at the forefront of the industry for many years to come.”
The company’s products allow users to graphically monitor, control and coordinate operational or manufacturing processes offering adaptive process modeling technology that is extensible and scalable.
Known for cutting edge, object-oriented software and high-profile marketing, OA experienced management turnover in 2000 with Wimer leaving to form Sequel Enterprise Solutions, Irvine, Calif. OA’s new management changed the name to Wellspring Solutions and changed company focus toward integration from development, as well as forsaking automation for more of an enterprise orientation.
Sequel has now acquired Wellspring, which becomes the new OA. A company spokesman states that the newly merged companies, integrated as OA, will return to OA’s “successful” roots. Also returning to OA is Dr. John Ham as chief technology officer.