ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
Rockwell Automation CEO Honored With Prestigious ISA Award
Research Triangle Park, NC (29 June 2005) - As part of ISA's mission to recognize individuals that set the standard for automation, the society will honor Keith D. Nosbusch with its most prestigious award - Honorary Member - at an annual Honors & Awards event to recognize industry leaders for achievements in science and research. Held in conjunction with ISA EXPO 2005, the awards gala will take place on Monday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Nosbusch will be given the high honor in recognition of his distinguished leadership in the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems and automation. Mr. Nosbusch is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwell Automation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. With 31 years of leadership in the industry, Mr. Nosbusch has served as president of Rockwell Automation Control Systems and senior vice president, Control and Information Group, where he launched ControlLogix(tm), Rockwell Automation's premier integrated control and information platform. This platform is still the industry's only open architecture, scaleable, multi-discipline control in a single environment solution.
Mr. Nosbusch's career began in 1974 when he joined Allen-Bradley as an application engineer. He has held increasingly more responsible roles in global market and business development, engineering and general management throughout the company.
Mr. Nosbusch earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Due to a previously scheduled commitment in Asia, Steve Eisenbrown, Senior Vice President, Automation, Controls, and Information, will accept the award on Mr. Nosbusch's behalf during the gala. The 2005 ISA Honors & Awards event will focus on enjoying Chicago's unique attributes - complete with the awards ceremony, music and dancing. Tickets are required and available at $65 per person. Individual tickets may be purchased when registering for ISA EXPO 2005 or by contacting ISA at 919-549-8411 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Group tables and sponsorships are available by contacting Debbie Eby at email@example.com.
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).