ISA announces 2018 Standards & Practices Department award winners

  • October 30, 2018
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Over the past year, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has published ten new consensus standards and technical reports that improve the safety, cybersecurity and efficiency of industrial processes. Prominent among these are several additions to ISA's widely used international standards on industrial automation and control systems cybersecurity and enterprise-control system integration.

At the recent ISA Annual Leadership Conference in Montreal, Quebec, ISA's Standards & Practices (S&P) Department presented annual awards in recognition of outstanding technical contributions and leadership in the development of these standards. The awards were presented by 2017-18 S&P Department Vice President Maurice Wilkins, Ph.D., of Yokogawa to the following:

  • Bill Thomson, IoT Secure Development Lifecycle Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, and Paul Forney, Chief Security Architect, Schneider Electric, for their technical expertise and contributions within ISA99 to the development of ISA/IEC 62443-4-1, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems - Product Security Development Life-Cycle Requirements.
  • Brad Keifer, Senior Manager, BHP Billiton Ltd, and Bill Poole, CTO, Manufacturing Intelligence, for their expertise and major contributions within ISA95 in the updating of the ISA-95 Parts 2, 4 and 5 standards on Enterprise-Control System Integration.
  • Koji Demachi, Marketing Manager & Technical Coordinator, Technical Marketing Department, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and Andre Britz, Product Manager - Integration, RPMGlobal, for their technical expertise and contributions within ISA95 to the development of ISA-95.00.08, Enterprise-Control System Integration - Part 8: Manufacturing Operations Management Information Exchange Profiles.   
  • Stan Hale, Senior Director, MRC Global, for his contributions to the development of ISA-TR96.05.01, Partial Stroke Testing of Automated Valves.
  • Fred Cain, a long-time ISA75 standards participant and leader who retired last year from Flowserve Corporation, for his decades of leadership and expertise in the advancement of control valve standards.

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About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (