McCloskey, A.


Andrew McCloskey is the CTO and Head of R&D for AVEVA. In his role, he is responsible for product development, including execution excellence, built-in quality and security, and fostering innovation across the company’s global R&D efforts. He is a member of AVEVA’s Executive Operating and Strategic Leadership Teams responsible for AVEVA’s Engineering Business P&L, which includes process design, plant engineering and design, shipbuilding, procurement, fabrication, construction and operator/enterprise training. Prior to this, he was Executive R&D Leader for the Schneider Electric Software Business. He joined the group (formerly Invensys Plc.) in 2006 as Head of R&D for the Simulation Products team. Prior to Schneider Electric, Mr. McCloskey was the Lead Engineer working on Space Shuttle’s guidance systems for the U.S. National Space Program; Product Development Manager at two successful startups that resulted in multi-million-dollar acquisitions; and Director of Engineering for the Toshiba Mobile Division, where several new innovative offers were developed and drove double-digit growth for the company. Mr. McCloskey holds several technical patents and under his leadership his teams have created more than 100 new patents. He earned a BS degree in aerospace engineering from California Polytechnic University Pomona. He attended USC for graduate studies, and has taught university level courses in software development.

Executive Viewpoint : The importance of digital twins and cloud-based services

McCloskey, A., AVEVA

Hydrocarbon Processing spoke with Andrew McCloskey, Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D at AVEVA, about how digital twins and cloud-based services are used, their benefits and challenges, security issues, etc., as related to the downstream oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals industries.