MOL Group and Wood Group Executives Join AspenTech OPTIMIZE™ 2013 Keynote Lineup

April 11, 2013

Dr. Béla Kelemen, SVP, MOL Group Supply Chain Management, and John Kearney, Technical Director, Wood Group to Share Industry Perspectives for Global Process Manufacturing and Engineering Companies
Burlington, MA - Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, announced the addition of Dr. Béla Kelemen, Senior Vice President of MOL Group Supply Chain Management (SCM), and John Kearney, Technical Director of Wood Group, to address AspenTech’s global audience at OPTIMIZE 2013.  Kelemen and Kearney join Professor George Stephanopoulos of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and AspenTech’s President and CEO Mark Fusco and Executive Vice President, Manolis Kotzabasakis, as headline speakers at OPTIMIZE 2013’s opening plenary session.

Dr. Kelemen is Senior Vice President of MOL Group Supply Chain Management.  Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of MOL Group Refining and Marketing and Vice President of MOL Group Refining.  Before joining MOL Group, Kelemen held various senior-level sales and trading roles, including Director of Refinery & Marketing at Slovnaft, where he now serves as a board member.

John Kearney, Technical Director, Wood Group, has more than 30 years of industry experience, holding senior leadership positions in engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance.  He has worked with the world’s leading Exploration & Production companies including Shell, BP and ExxonMobil.

Professor George Stephanopoulos is the Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, and a Principal Investigator in the Process Systems Engineering Lab.  He has received numerous honors and awards over the years, and is the author of Intelligent Systems in Process Engineering: Paradigms for Product and Process Design and Chemical Process Control: An Introduction to Theory and Practice.

About the AspenTech OPTIMIZE Conference
AspenTech’s OPTIMIZE is the only conference dedicated to the exchange of engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain best practices for the process industries.  OPTIMIZE brings together thought leaders, influencers, and experts from the top process manufacturers and engineering firms worldwide to share insight to reduce costs, improve margins, and increase profit using aspenONE® software. 

Featuring nearly 100 real-world cases presented by AspenTech customers, OPTIMIZE 2013 will take place in Boston from May 6-8.  Sponsors and media partners include Microsoft, AIChE, Applied Control Engineering, Helium Consulting, M&W Group, PlantVision, TimeCommerce, Control Magazine, Hydrocarbon Processing, and World Oil.

About MOL Group
MOL Group is a leading integrated Central and East European oil and gas corporation with an extensive international Upstream portfolio.  MOL is committed to maintaining and further improving the efficiency of its current portfolio, exploiting potential in its captive and new markets, and to excellence in its social and environmental performance.

About Wood Group
Wood Group is a leading independent services provider for the oil & gas and power generation markets. Worldwide these services include engineering, procurement and construction management, facility operations & maintenance, and repair & overhaul of turbines and other high-speed rotating equipment.

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Blair Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Marketing, AspenTech
“AspenTech’s global OPTIMIZE conference draws the most innovative engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain leaders from the process industries and reinforces the importance of aspenONE software for operational efficiency and profitability.  In that context, we are delighted to have our keynote speakers Dr. Béla Kelemen, John Kearney, and George Stephanopoulos who will set the tone for the conference by providing the industry backdrop and the executive perspective on today’s business challenges.”

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About AspenTech
AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – for energy, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process.  With integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations.  As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient.  To see how the world’s leading process manufacturers rely on AspenTech to achieve their operational excellence goals, visit


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