Gerald Wilbanks, P.E. is Vice President of Documentation & Engineering Services (DES) in Birmingham, Alabama, and has over 40 years of experience in control systems engineering, personnel management, quality systems consulting, and instrumentation design in heavy industry. His experience includes the chemical, pulp and paper, power, and manufacturing fields. Prior to forming DES, he was associated with Rust Engineering, and Union Carbide.
He is a registered professional engineer in 4 states, a member of NSPE, ASQ, and an International Former President (1995) of the International Society of Automation (ISA). Gerald is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and was recognized as the Engineer of the Year in 1991 by the Engineering Council of Birmingham. He is a Distinguished Engineering Fellow of MSU and is a Life Fellow member of ISA. He has served as an instructor in many courses, seminars, and other educational sessions for ISA and in his own business.