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Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Appoints Global Operations Manager
Research Triangle Park, NC (26 July 2006) - ISA recently announced the appointment of Timothy Feldman as Global Operations Manager.
Feldman comes to ISA from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, where he was Vice President of Industry Programs. In this position, he was responsible for relations with member companies, program management, sales and customer service functions. In addition, he enhanced NEMA's operations in Mexico, Brazil and established NEMA's presence in China.
"Mr. Feldman's experience in extending NEMA's influence overseas will serve us well in the coming years as we increase emphasis and dedicate resources to expand ISA's influence globally," said ISA President Ken Baker.
Feldman also served as Vice President of Government Affairs at NEMA. He directed advocacy of industry-specific issues to the executive branch, US Congress, state governments, federal and state agencies and international governments.
Prior to joining NEMA, Feldman was Manager of Legislative Affairs for Oracle Corporation, where he advocated issues to members of the US Congress and other key stakeholders. He drove software industry involvement in consortia of technical companies on issues important to the industry and established Oracle as a reliable source of quality information on Capitol Hill.
"We're extremely pleased that Mr. Feldman will be joining us at ISA. He has extensive association, private sector and government relations experience, and we're confident that he'll be able to develop and lead ISA's global initiatives," said ISA Executive Director Patrick Gouhin.
Feldman holds a B.S. in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and earned a certificate in Strategic Collective Bargaining from the University of Michigan.
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).