Eric C. Cosman, retired Engineering Solutions Architect with The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. His responsibilities included system architecture definition and design, technology management and integration planning for manufacturing systems globally. Eric has held positions with Dow in both Canada and the United States, with assignments in Process Engineering, Process Systems Software Development, Telecommunications, Automation Architecture and Consulting.
Eric has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (Canada). He is a member of ISA and has been active in a variety of other user groups and organizations. He has presented and published papers on various topics related to the management and development of information systems for process manufacturing.
Eric represents Dow on various standards committees and industry focus groups, with a recent focus in the area of manufacturing systems security. He currently serves as the editor of the ISA99 Part 1 standard on Industrial Automation and Control Systems security and the co-chair of a Chemical Sector Cybersecurity Program team focused on manufacturing systems cyber security.