• New standard in ISA-95 series dedicated to 1969 ISA President

    Theodore Ted Williams, Ph. D.  

    Theodore (Ted) Williams, Ph.D.  

    A new standard in the widely used ISA-95 series on enterprise-control system integration is dedicated to the memory of Theodore (Ted) Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering at Purdue University and ISA President in 1969.  Dr. Williams, recognized for the development of the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture upon which the ISA-95 standards are based, was an early leader and major contributor to the series.

    The new standard, ANSI/ISA–95.00.06–2014, Enterprise-Control System Integration -- Part 6: Messaging Service Model, defines a set of services used to interface business and manufacturing activities. For more information, visit www.isa.org/standards.

    Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Williams served: as Director of the Purdue Laboratory for Applied Industrial Control from 1965 to 1994; as president of the American Automatic Control Council from 1965 to 1967; and as the first chairman of the International Federation of Automatic Control/International Federation for Information Processing Task Force on Architectures for Integrating Manufacturing Activities and Enterprises from 1990 to 1996.

    Dr. Williams was awarded the Sir Harold Hartley Silver Medal by the Institute of Measurement and Control in London, England in 1976, and the A. F. Sperry Founder Award Gold Medal by ISA in 1990.