International Society of Automation News Release
ISA Announces “Morley Unplugged: An Evening of Music, Fun, and Semi-Tall Tales” at ISA Automation Week 2010
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (28 September 2010)—The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that Dick Morley, father of the programmable logic controller (PLC), will be the featured speaker at its dinner event, “Morley Unplugged: An Evening of Music, Fun and Semi-Tall Tales.” The event will take place at ISA Automation Week 2010: Technology and Solutions Event, Wednesday, 6 October 2010, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA.
Morley is best known to automation professionals as the inventor of the PLC. Some of his achievements include receiving the Franklin Institute's prestigious Howard N. Potts Award and induction into the Automation Hall of Fame. He is a well-known author, engineer, consultant, and ISA member. He has held positions such as chairman of the Board of the National Center of Manufacturing Sciences, director at large for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and member of the Manufacturing Advisory Board for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Morley’s passion for and work in the field of technology have helped to leverage his success and earn him more than 20 US and international patents, including those for the parallel inference machine, the hand-held terminal, the programmable logic controller and magnetic thin film. His contemporaries enjoy his quick wit and legendary story telling, which makes “Morley Unplugged” a fitting event for ISA Automation Week 2010.
“Morley Unplugged” will feature a casual, western theme, offering ISA Automation Week 2010 attendees and exhibitors a Texas-style evening filled with music and entertainment. The event is included with ISA Automation Week 2010 registration. Complete details are available online at www.isaautomationweek.org/.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).