Richard Poling has 33 years of industrial automation and control experience. He received his BSEE from West Virginia University and his MSEE from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (now Marshall University). Richard has worked full time for the DuPont Company for 25 years at a chemical manufacturing facility near Belle, West Virginia. He currently serves on the ISA12 Standards Committee (Subcommittee ISA12.13). Richard also instructed at West Virginia College of Graduate Studies for graduate level instrumentation courses.