ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Divisions Educate Technical Professionals
Research Triangle Park, NC (20 August 2008) –Presenters from various facets of the water and automatic control industries educated a technical audience of more than 50 professionals at the 3rd Annual ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. The symposium took place on 6-7 August in Orlando, Florida.
The technical audience represented professionals and technicians who focus on water treatment for commercial and public systems and who apply automatic controls to water processes.
Two days of conference topics included 14 technical presentations and one keynote presentation by Paul Sereiko, President and CEO of AirSprite Technologies. ISA’s President–Elect Secretary, Gerald Cockrell also gave a session about ISA’s strategies and goals.
Sereiko was chosen as keynote speaker because of his extensive experience in wireless sensor networking, real–time location systems, and embedded systems software. Sereiko’s experience was an opportunity for attendees to explore how wireless technology can significantly impact industrial plant operations across many industries.
Joe Provenzano, I&S Department Vice President and WWAC Conference Chair, says the technical portion of this year’s event exceeded attendees’ expectations. “Attendee questions and general interaction with the speakers was great. The advancement of wireless sensor technology, the ISA100 Wireless Standards Committee progress, and Wireless HART communication protocols were the leading topics.”
The ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Divisions sponsored this year’s event. Additional sponsors and exhibiting companies included: Blue Ribbon Corp, Control MicroSystems, Emerson – Rosemount, Emerson RAS, GE Sensing, Perma-liner Industries Inc., Siemens, and Primary Flow Signal.
“We are very pleased to have been part of the show; it was well organized, the set up was beautiful, the location was great, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We look forward to doing it again next year,” said Julio Matos, General Manager, Blue Ribbon Sales & Services Corp.
A 2009 Symposium is in the planning stages. Anyone interested in sponsoring or presenting at next year’s event should contact Joe Provenzano at Joe_provenzano@hotmail.com or
Steve Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more information about the ISA Water and Wastewater Division, or the ISA Automatic Controls Division, at www.isa.org/divisions.
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).