ISA appoints Renee Bassett to Chief Editor position

  • April 25, 2019
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces today that Renee Bassett has been named Chief Editor of its InTech magazine and digital content-delivery site for automation professionals. Bassett replaces Bill Lydon, who will continue with the publications as Contributing Editor.

Bassett joins ISA's highly experienced team of publishing professionals that include Lydon, ISA's Group Publisher Rick Zabel, and Content Editor Cory Fogg. In her role, Bassett will work with Zabel to determine publication and content strategy, develop content and manage the publications' contributors, staff and production processes.

Bassett is an expert content creator, media manager, and marketing communications specialist in the areas of industrial manufacturing, technology and automation. She possesses more than 20 years of experience in content generation for technical and non-technical audiences. Over the course of her career, Bassett has provided her services to leading automation publications-including Automation World and Control Engineering-and developed and implemented media and communications programs for companies such as Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Moxa, Mitsubishi Electric, and Wonderware/AVEVA. She previously served as: Content Creator and Vice President at Trade Press Media Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Deputy Editor at PMMI Media Group in Chicago, Illinois.

"Renee excels in translating complex topics into engaging, accessible and practical information for technical, engineering and management-level audiences," says Zabel. "Her management capabilities and experience will be a great addition to the team, and all of ISA."

Bassett will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and can be reached at

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 (