• March 31, 2016
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New CAPs and CCSTs!

Qualifying for and passing one of ISA’s certification exams is a noteworthy accomplishment. The exams are rigorous and require a solid command of various disciplines in automation and control. Below is a list of individuals who have recently passed either our Certified Automation Professional (CAP) or one of the three levels of our Certified Control System Technician (CCST) exam. Congratulations to our new certification holders! For more information about the ISA CAP and CCST certification programs, please visit www.isa.org/training-and-certifications/isa-certification.

Certified Control System Technicians

Name Company Location
Alberto C. Domingos None U.S.
Charles D. Neel None U.S.
Rajkumar Parthasarathy Sycon International U.S.
Jerry Randy Boozer GEO Specialty Chemicals U.S.
Philip H. Steiner KS Industries U.S.
Michael Lapham Sappi Fine Paper U.S.
Daniel Alber Moreno Parra Panthers Machinery Colombia Colombia
Thomas Russell Roberts Ramsgate Engineering Inc. U.S.
Toshinori Takemura Benitez Ecopetrol S A Colombia
Scott T. Algrim None U.S.
James S. Wildman Columbia Pipeline Group U.S.
Micheal R. Beeth None U.S.
Rocky L. Conway None U.S.
Gary Matthew Trapp Southern Co. U.S.
William P. Mendenhall None U.S.
Anthony Jared Keene Mississippi Power Co./Southern Co. U.S.
James M. Heslin PUD Hillsborough County U.S.
Cedric D. Johnson City of Aurora U.S.
Stephen W. Jankovich None U.S.
Louis E. Ocampo Hillsborough County U.S.
Steven R. Kirby BASF U.S.
Robin C. Horton, Jr. None U.S.
Toby W. Finley Baker Hughes U.S.
Victor C. Timar Jr. None U.S.
Jason A. Weber Xcel Energy U.S.
Travis D. Dierkes None U.S.
Scott Knight None U.S.
Patricia Coughlin None U.S.
Timothy L. Rao Caltech U.S.
Shirlane C. Dudash None U.S.
Michael P. Markiewicz None U.S.
Timothy A. Garrett None U.S.
David V. Hudson None U.S.
Lawrence R. Gregory Valero U.S.
Michael G. Muse None U.S.
Domingo Ramo Rodriguez Hernandez None Colombia
Seth Goertz Suez U.S.

Certified Automation Professionals

Name Company Location
Edgar T. Zapanta None Saudi Arabia
Roy M. Weidner Loman Control Systems Inc. U.S.
Ryan Duke Hampton Roads Sanitation District U.S.
Emilio Armando Davila, Sr. None Colombia
Nicolas Garcia Garcia Cynar Plc U.K.
Sridharan Mahadevan None India
David F. Gunnoe CDI Corp. U.S.
Ananth Santhanakrishn CH2M Hill Singapore
Manuel A. Caro Ospino Ecopetrol S A Colombia
Shaffqat Iqbal Descon Engineering Abu Dhabi
Anil Gosine None Canada
Qaiser Tariq Mohmand Intech Process Automation Pakistan
Anoushtakin Arman None U.S.
Juan Ernesto Rogriguez None U.S.
Yesid AlbertoYermanos Aldan Oleoducto De Los Llanos Orientales Colombia
Julian Camil Restrepo Cifuentes Smurfit Kappa Colombia Colombia
Robert Craig Bransfield, Jr. Automated Control and Technical Services U.S.
Revin George Ajith None India
Amjed Babiker Abdelrahman None Saudi Arabia
Efren Hernandez Emerson Process Management U.S.
Justin F. Coward Tetra Tech U.S.
Reza Rasoolinezhad None Canada
Srinivas Nimmala MSD International Gmbh Singapore
Mao Obanyi Maverick Technologies U.S.
Forrest D. Kimbriel Chevron U.S.
Joshua P. Nichols The Dennis Group U.S.
Safaa Ayad Alhajjaj SNC Lavalin U.S.
Mario Ernesto Zavaleta General Electric U.S.
Arvin Shiva Ramnanan None Trinidad and Tobago
Hemant H. Sharma Husky Energy Canada
Imad T. El Rassas Honeywell Saudi Arabia
Vijay Kumar Hyundai Engineering Co. Republic of Korea
Joseph A. Pierce Koch Fertilizer U.S.
Robert B. Bergoine None U.S.
Nagy Magdy Mahran Saudi Aramco Saudi Arabia
Mahdi R. Issa None Saudi Arabia
Hassan Ali Ajami None U.S.
Israel Olawa Akande None Nigeria
Ricky C. Knight Orbital ATK U.S.
Luis A. Cardenas Rodriguez None U.S.

In memorium

Guy Borden, active ISA member and former Houston chapter president, died 3 July 2015 at the age of 94. Borden earned a chemical engineering degree from the University of Texas, Austin, and served as a naval officer during World War II. After the war, he earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan and joined the faculty at Louisiana State University. Later Borden left academia and worked for BS&B and Bechtel. Over his career, he was an active member of ISA. Even after retirement, he edited a 700-page monograph for ISA.

In memorium

Charles W. Covey, a pioneer member of ISA, died 6 March 2016 at the age of 97. He was the first full-time editor of the ISA Journal and publications manager of the Society for eight years. His entire career involved instrumentation, first with the application of equipment for industrial processes, and later with oceanographic research instrumentation. He had 55 years of accomplishment in administration, business publication management, editing, and technical writing in the field of instrumentation.

Covey worked for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation to organize and manage a training program for instrument technicians for the K-25 plant for the Manhattan Project. Following four years at Taylor Instrument Company editing a new house magazine and conducting customer training classes, Covey returned to the Manhattan Project as head of the instrument engineering department at the gaseous diffusion plant. Later Covey joined with Charles Bussmann to found Compass Publications, Inc., where he worked for 37 years in various capacities. At the end of his career, Covey worked for the National Ocean Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Covey was president of the Oak Ridge and Paducah ISA local sections. He was also a member of the national executive board and chairman of the national publications committee, and was selected a senior member and an ISA Fellow. In 1954, he became a full-time employee in Pittsburgh, Pa., to organize staff for the new ISA Journal—editorial, production, circulation, advertising sales, and marketing. Covey received the Jessie H. Neil Editorial Achievement Award for editorial excellence.

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