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.



    Rick Van Fleet


    Cave Creek, AZ