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Gruhn is 2019 society president

Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, and ISA Life Fellow, will serve as ISA president in 2019. In this role, he will lead the ISA Board of Directors, which is responsible for governing, setting policy, and establishing the strategic direction of the organization. "I'm honored to be the 2019 society president," said Gruhn, a globally recognized expert in process safety and safety instrumented systems who has played a pivotal role in developing ISA safety standards, training courses, and publications. "Like any organization over the last 30 years, ISA has naturally had its ups and downs. To grow and remain relevant, we must adapt to both the changing times and the changing demographics of our industry."

Gruhn is a global functional safety consultant with aeSolutions, a process safety, cybersecurity, and automation consulting firm. He serves as a co-chair and long-time member of the ISA84 standard committee (on safety instrumented systems) and continues to develop and teach ISA courses on safety systems. He also developed the first commercial safety system modeling program. Gruhn has written two ISA textbooks, numerous chapters in other books, and dozens of published articles.

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

Level 1

 

 

Daniel G. Williams

TAI Engineering

U.S.

Michael M. Doogah

Polk County Utilities

U.S.

Everett H. Smith

Federal Reserve

U.S.

John D. Knott

None

U.S.

Thomas M. Anderson

North Dakota Sewer District

U.S.

Kylee G. Nelson

North Dakota Sewer District

U.S.

Joshua G. Cox

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

U.S.

Michael A. Genovese

None

U.S.

Kevin D. Howard

None

U.S.

Michael D. Milbut

None

U.S.

Nathan V. Hutchins

None

U.S.

John G. Hermes

The Coca Cola Company

U.S.

Matthew R. Carney

Duke Energy

U.S.

Level 2

 

 

Lee P. Griswold

Newmont

U.S.

Austin David Carley

None

U.S.

Marlo P. Esparza

None

U.S.

Gary Mike Waters

United Water Idaho

U.S.

Timothy C. Secrest

None

U.S.

Joshua A. Smith

None

U.S.

Matt A. Hayes

None

U.S.

Justin M. Kovalski

None

U.S.

Jason W. Gerard

None

U.S.

Rick M. Mirolla

None

U.S.

Edward V. Keen

None

U.S.

In Memoriam

Former ISA president Thomas J. Harrison, PhD, PE, a retired electrical engineer and professor, died 18 December 2018. Harrison earned a BS and MS from Carnegie-Mellon University and a PhD from Stanford University. He spent 29 years with IBM in a variety of engineering and engineering management positions at the San Jose and Boca Raton IBM Laboratories and at IBM’s Academic Information Systems in Tallahassee.

Harrison was an active ISA member, especially in standards. He was S&P vice president on the ISA Executive Board and was ISA president in 1986. Harrison was also a professor of electrical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and department chairman from 1988–1995. He published more than 50 articles and invited papers, contributed to four books and encyclopedias, and wrote two books. He held four U.S. patents and received IBM’s Outstanding Invention and Invention Achievement awards. He also lectured extensively throughout the world, including invited lectures in many foreign countries.

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