IRVINE, Calif., September 14, 2012 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D solutions provider for business and education, has recently welcomed Mr. Joe Cheben as the newest member of EON Reality’s Advisory Board of Directors.
Cheben has an established career spanning more than 30 years working at ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, and has been responsible for a wide variety of assignments covering plant operations, safety training, technology research, and project development. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, New York in 1975 and 1976, respectively, as well as his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, Texas in 1982.
Cheben first joined the ExxonMobil team in 1976, where he was responsible for developing alternative concepts to produce aromatics-related chemicals during his time in the chemicals planning and research division. From 1980 to 1991, Cheben was heavily involved with Exxon’s Baytown Chemical Plant (BTCP) in his roles as plant economist, asset manager, technical section supervisor, and technology section leader. Cheben undertook his first international assignment as the Rotterdam Chemical plant leader from 1991-1994 and was responsible for developing numerous projects and performing two internal OIMS (Operations Integrity Management Systems) assessments. Upon his return to the US, Cheben took on the role of technology grid administrator from 1994-1997 and was responsible for managing quality control for the deployment of new technologies to Exxon’s plants worldwide. His work in the technology division continued as the aromatics planning group leader in 1997-1999, support group leader from 1999-2004, and facilities planning engineering associate from 2004-2006. In 2006, Cheben transferred to ExxonMobil Upstream in the role of LNG Safety Research Lead working in advanced 3D immersive training for ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and as OIMS Coordinator in the study of remote infrared gas detection for the scanning and identification of hydrocarbon gas emissions in LNG production and transportation facilities.
“We’re excited to add to our expertise someone with such a vast experience as Joe in the oil and gas sector, as this is one of our primary target areas for our immersive 3D training business. We also feel that his knowledge and input will continue to enhance our product offerings within the oil and gas industry,” said Mats Johansson, President and CEO of EON Reality.
Cheben currently resides in Boerne, Texas with his wife Maureen.
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and Virtual Realitysoftware provider. EON Reality provides state-of-the-art 3D display technology for immersive and stereoscopic viewing, from portable tablet PCs and glass free stereo display systems to curved-screen and immersive rooms consisting of multi-channel projection walls. The technology foundation for developing interactive digital content includes importing the most common 3D animation formats into EON’s authoring software and creating modules and applications that can be viewed on various display systems. EON’s technology solutions enable all organizations to more effectively visually communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer.
Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa -Teknik, Lowell Manufacturing, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Toyota and Whirlpool use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. Some educational institutions who have adopted EON’s technology solutions include: the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (located on the campus of the Florence-Darlington Technical College), Old Dominion University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Discovery World Museum, Oklahoma City Community College, Concord University, North Dakota State University, Texas State Technical College – Waco, El Paso Community College, University of Alabama, Hazard Community and Technical College, University of Hawaii, Lansing Community College, University of Kentucky, Maysville Community and Technical College, Miami University, Red Rocks Community College. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.