ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA to Embark on Search for Executive Director
Research Triangle Park, NC (19 May 2005) -- ISA President Don Zee announced today that Rob Renner, Executive Director, has announced his resignation to pursue a unique opportunity in the water sector as Executive Director of the AWWA Research Foundation.
ISA has benefited significantly from the leadership and insightful views of Mr. Renner over the past 12 months. He has been instrumental in helping the Society focus on critical issues to automation professionals.
During Mr. Renner’s tenure, the society has initiated numerous exciting projects, including effectively communicating ISA’s message to the automation profession, reinforcing the global nature of the Society, reinvigorating InTech and ISA conferences, enhancing the excellent technical training and certification programs, and expanding the standards development and implementation activities of ISA.
A transition plan is in place to assure that ISA continues on its path to success while a new Executive Director is recruited.
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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).