Nicholas P. Sands

CAP, PE, ISA Fellow
Manufacturing Technology Fellow
DuPont Protection Solutions

Nicholas Sands 2017 picNicholas Sands is currently a Manufacturing Technology Fellow working for DuPont’s Kevlar®, Nomex®, and Tyvek® businesses and the Global Alarm Management Leader for DuPont. In his 27 years with DuPont, he has been a business process control leader, site process control leader, process control consultant, and plant control engineer in several different businesses. He has worked on or led the development of several corporate standards and best practices in the areas of automation competency, safety instrumented systems, alarm management, and process safety.

Nick is an ISA (International Society of Automation) Fellow, the past ISA Vice President of Standards and Practices, a past VP of Professional Development, and a volunteer in the development of the Certified Automation Professional program. He is co-chair of the ISA18 committee on alarm management, a director of the ISA101 committee on human machine interface, a director of the ISA84 committee on safety instrumented systems, and secretary of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) committee that published the alarm management standard IEC62682. He has written over 40 articles and papers on alarm management, safety instrumented systems, and professional development.

Nick is a Certified Automation Professional and a licensed engineer in the state of Delaware. His path to instrumentation and control started when he earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech.