ISA Mentor Program

ISA’s mentoring program connects early career professionals to more seasoned professionals who are willing to help coach, guide and share expertise. The program is conducted entirely online. There are no meetings to attend or travel. Participants are from around the world. Relationships between participants can develop and progress at your convenience.

Participant Requirements

Mentees: The program is open to engineers and technicians currently employed in a plant or engineering center actively designing, installing, or maintaining process control systems with at least one year experience. You must be an ISA member.
Mentors: Any ISA member who is willing to share expertise.

Program Requirements

Mentees are expected to submit at least one generic question on using and applying process control each year. The resources are responsible for answers. All questions and answers must not be vendor/supplier specific and should not disclose the process, type, location or any other identifying details. The program administrators will filter questions and answers and post them for all participants on the ISA Interchange. Program participants will also be asked to be featured InTech articles such as Enabling new automation engineers and Control Talk columns such as How to effectively get engineering knowledge.

The program is designed for practitioners, retirees and educators whose goal is the best functional use of automation products that are not exclusive to an individual supplier and are not in any way promoting the sales of products from a particular supplier.

Bonus Offer

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career. Those who submit at least two questions in a year will also receive a complimentary copy of Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide, Fourth Edition.

How to Join

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please complete the brief application form.


Greg Breitzke, Terry Chmelyk, Mark Darby, Brian Hrankowsky, Greg McMillan, Bart Propst, Hariharan Ramachandran, Dale Reed, Luke Reznecheck, Leah Ruder, Michel Ruel, Nick Sands, Dirk Thiele, Christian Toarmina, Angela Valdes, Hunter Vegas, and Daniel Warren.


The ISA Mentoring Program is a service provided without compensation to the participants. ISA does not monitor the information or advice given and is not responsible for its content. ISA Mentors should not be asked to solve particular instrumentation, systems, or automation problems, whether academic, real, or hypothetical. 

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