International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino Halsey
Four ISA partners renew their agreements with ISA for 2015, emphasize the value and advantage of their partnerships
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 February 2015) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today the renewal of four ISA partnership agreements for 2015. The four companies renewing their partnership contracts with the Society for the year are:
- Beamex, a global leader in developing equipment, software, systems and services for the calibration and maintenance of process instruments (ISA’s Strategic Partner for Calibration)
- FDT Group, an international, not-for-profit corporation consisting of leading manufacturers who manage the FDT Technology standard. FDT standardizes the communication and configuration interface between all field devices and host systems for the process and factory industries independent of the communication protocol. (an ISA Promotional Partner)
- Eaton, a global technology leader in power management solutions
that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, reliably, safely and sustainably (an ISA Promotional Partner)
- Ultra Electronics, 3eTI®, a leading provider of certified, cyber-secure network solutions for critical information systems, infrastructure and industrial automation (an ISA Promotional Partner)
“ISA is pleased to announce the renewal of these four significant and valuable partnerships,” says Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA's Director of Marketing & Communications. “ISA’s partners have connected with our members and customers in meaningful ways by providing knowledge and insight; of course, they’ve offered information about their product and service offerings, but they have also contributed valuable resources focused on best practices and core challenges that matter to our audience. We look forward to building on those principles in 2015, and we’re proud to call these companies our partners in that effort.”
Leaders at these four companies echoed these comments and made clear they recognize the value and advantage of partnering with ISA.
“Beamex is proud to continue to be ISA’s Premier Strategic Partner for Calibration in 2015,” comments Raimo Ahola, CEO, Beamex Group. “In the past year, we developed many synergies between our two organizations by combining our technical expertise. We have contributed an enormous amount of time, resources and knowledge to give ISA members access to the most advanced calibration tools and processes in the world.”
Ahola says as Beamex celebrates its 40th year in business, “we look forward to the next 40, collaborating with industry-leading professionals, and staying connected to the marketplace, experts and our customers. Through our relationship with organizations like ISA, we continue to develop the most robust, integrated calibration solutions on the market.”
Shannon Foos, Director of Marketing for FDT North American and an FDT Executive Committee Member, states that the “diverse ISA community is ideal for discussing the broad applicability of FDT Technology. Our continued partnership with ISA provides us with the communication outlets necessary to share network and device integration strategies with the automation and control community.
“As we build upon our standards-setting collaboration with ISA to focus on sharing best practices,” Foos says, “we can help the automation community streamline device and network management efforts for the process, hybrid and factory markets.”
Steven Toteda, Vice President and General Manager of Eaton’s wireless business, states: “We have a long-standing relationship with ISA in building marketing programs that successfully reach our target automation professionals. And with ISA’s acquisition of Automation.com, we will be able to leverage our partnership and expand our digital footprint.”
"As 3eTI continues to advance, expand and deliver secure standards-compliant solutions that enable more efficient industrial control systems, we particularly value our strategic relationship with ISA," says Benga Erinle, President of Ultra Electronics, 3eTI. "Our mutual objectives are being achieved through programs that are not available elsewhere, and under the guidance of our experts who understand the industry's challenges and are uniquely qualified to address them."
The ISA Corporate Partnerships Program offers companies a customized, tailored approach to sponsorship within the organization. Partnership packages include year-round promotion, prominent association-wide access and recognition, and turnkey service from a dedicated team of professionals. Companies can bundle ISA products and services with marketing opportunities, providing a more streamlined approach to corporate sponsorship.
“Our partnerships program extends beyond simple marketing; and it incorporates more than an advertising buy, although advertising is often a part of our partnership packages,” explains Halsey. “We work with our partners to truly understand their goals and we craft packages that are based on creating value for their prospective customers through our channels of communication. We believe that when companies become thought leaders in a market, they will experience a much higher degree of success as a result of that leadership.”
For more information about ISA’s Corporate Partnerships Program, contact Jennifer Infantino Halsey at +1 919-990-9287.
Beamex is a leading worldwide provider of calibration solutions for improving quality and efficiency. Beamex offers a comprehensive range of products and services—from portable calibrators to workstations, calibration accessories, calibration software, industry-specific solutions and professional services.
Through Beamex’s global and competent partner network, Beamex products and services are available in more than 80 countries. As a proof of Beamex’s success, there are more than 10,000 companies worldwide utilizing their calibration solutions. Beamex is certified in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025 quality standards.
For more information, visit the Beamex website.
About the FDT Group AISBL
The FDT Group AISBL is an international non-profit corporation consisting of over 90 leading worldwide companies active in process and factory automation. The major purpose of the FDT Group is to provide an open and non proprietary interface for the integration of field devices with engineering, automation and asset management systems. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities, and research organizations are working together to develop the technology; to provide development tools, support, and training; to coordinate field trials and demonstrations; and to enable product interoperability. Visit www.fdtgroup.org/ and www.fdt2.org/ for more information.
Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Because of the pivotal role we play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products we manufacture to our dedicated customer service and support, we know what’s important to you.
For more information, visit the Eaton website.
About Ultra Electronics, 3eTI
Ultra Electronics, 3eTI® is a leading provider of certified, secure communications that enable critical systems security, infrastructure security, and facilities management for the Defense, Government, Utilities and Industrial markets worldwide. Our solutions form robust, cyber-secure, wired and wireless sensor networking systems that modernize and integrate disparate legacy systems across widespread bases and facilities to increase productivity, and provide a path towards lower operational costs. To learn more, visit 3eTI online.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).