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Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA EXPO 2006 to Feature World's Leading Expert on Industrial Safety
Research Triangle Park, NC (21 March 2006) - ISA announced today that Dr. Trevor Kletz, worldwide expert on process safety and loss prevention, will deliver the Rimbach Lecture at ISA EXPO 2006 in Houston, Texas.
"Dr. Kletz is a world renowned communicator on safety and loss prevention in the process industries. We are thrilled to announce his involvement with ISA EXPO," said Dale Lee, ISA Director of Convention Services. "His lecture is sure to be a highlight of the event, and we look forward to bringing such a worthwhile session to our attendees."
Dr. Kletz is a chemist turned chemical engineer who spent 38 years working for the successful British company Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). He started at ICI in the research department, and went on to production management and later became the safety adviser to the petrochemicals division. He is currently a Visiting Fellow and a Visiting Professor at Loughborough University in England and at Texas A&M University.
In the forward of one of Dr. Kletz's books, his old ICI boss Sir John Harvey-Jones writes: "Trevor single-handedly taught us to look at safety in a different way... [He] will, I am sure, always sleep soundly at night, secure in the knowledge that his persistence, imagination and passion have saved countless numbers of his fellow men from injury, mutilation and even death."
Dr. Kletz has written eleven books, over 100 papers, and over 300 articles on loss prevention and process safety. His work includes studies of inherently safer design, Hazop and QRA, human error, accident case histories and investigations, hazards of modifications, and hazards of computer control.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Royal Society of Chemistry and American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1997.
The Rimbach Lecture is brought to ISA EXPO thanks to the generosity of the Rimbach family. It honors Richard Rimbach, long considered the Father of ISA, for his lifetime service to the industry and for his leadership in founding the Society. The Rimbach Lecture Series reflects his vision in technology advances, training, and motivation.
For more information on ISA EXPO 2006, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2006.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).