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     Honorable Members of PUPID,

     

    Well, it is already the second week of February and as I write this I have just returned from the ISA Executive Summit in Greensboro, North Carolina where we focused on five strategic goals:

      • DATA—To align ISA with Markets
      • CONTENT DELIVERY—Tothe career development and opportunity needs of the automation professional
      • COOLEST DELIVERY—To connect people and knowledge
      • GLOBAL AUTHORITY—On control system Cyber Security
      • ADVOCACY—Cradle to grave awareness and proficiency of automation as a career

    Our division net membership has decreased slightly from 361 to 327 members. We do have 9 new division members in November, 2014. Welcome to the new members!

    We’re in the midst of programming for the 2015 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium. PUPID had one track on one day (four – 90-minute sessions) at last year’s symposium & we’ll likely do the same again this year. So, send in your abstracts & come on down to the Houston Westchase Marriott.

     

    I hope it is an encouragement to you to become more involved with the Division and to enroll more members from the great international pulp & paper community.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me.

     

    Do feel free to forward the Newsletter to your friends and colleagues who may have an interest in it.

     

    Sincerely:

    Rick Van Fleet

    BTG

    Cave Creek, AZ

    rick.vanfleet@btg.com