Tony Porritt is the Manufacturing IT Manager for SABIC’s Teesside Site. After graduating from Teesside University in 1998, he started his career on Teesside working for ICI and Huntsman. In his current role is managing the plant-based IT systems that process data between the DCS and ERP environments. He is also responsible for a significant number of local data visualisation and processing systems that support a wide range of business processes.
In recent years, Tony’s team have rolled out a large number of mobile devices into the manufacturing site, allowing operators and technicians to manage information “at the coal-face”, rather than just back in the offices. This shift to mobile computing on a chemical manufacturing site has won awards from the Corporate IT Forum; and is seen by many as pioneering.