Senior Safety Engineer
Mr. Close is a Senior Safety Engineer at exida with extensive experience in FMEDA analysis and IEC 61508 certification of mechanical functional safety devices. He has over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of process automation equipment with focus on the control of final elements. He is currently the Quality Manager for exida and is responsible for the content and management of the exida Quality Management System. As Senior Safety Engineer he performs FMEDA analysis and acts as both evaluating and certifying assessor on IEC 61508 certification projects. Prior to joining exida he was a manager in the Research and Development Department with Moore Products / Siemens Energy and Automation. He has a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.