Author Archive | Susan Colwell

ISA Transactions shares 50 years of history

Kicking off the New Year with the January issue of ISA Transactions: The Journal of Automation, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ahmad Rad writes in his 50th Celebration ISA Transactionsmessage from the editor: “ISA Transactions turned 51. The fine tradition starting in 1962 continues and the hard work of many individuals in the last fifty years has facilitated […]

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ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

Last year, at ISA Automation Week in Mobile, Alabama, automation and controls expert Greg McMillan successfully launched the ISA Mentor Program and shared his knowledge with ten protégés. Each of the program participants will present a paper and/or participate in an ISA Mentor Program Panel session at ISA Automation Week, 24-27 September 2012 at the Orange […]

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Greg-McMillan

ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

Winner of ISA’s prestigious ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010 and many times recognized and awarded for his achievements during the course of his career, Greg McMillan is ISA’s most prolific author. Greg cranks out at least one book—sometimes two—a year, has written several articles for InTech and other magazines, and just completed the third […]

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Gary Kirckof

ISA author shares early machinery days with servomotors

Gary Kirckof, P.E. finds servomotors exciting. So much so that he wrote a book on the topic called Servomotor Sizing and Application. “What’s exciting,” says Kirckof, “is servomotors can do more than just move an object from point A to point B. Collectively the motors can move linkages, such as robots, but they do so […]

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Enhance your skill sets with ISA technical training and resources

Opportunity abounds for career-oriented automation professionals who want to enhance and develop technical knowledge and professional skills, especially when these skills can lead to higher wages, elevated workplace status, peer recognition, and so on. For many, however, the challenge is getting started. A wealth of information, training programs, and other technical resources are readily available […]

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Nickerson

ISA honors authors at awards ceremony

Each year, the ISA Publications Department and the Standards & Practices Department recognize and thank all authors/contributors who help review, develop, and deliver technical resources to the automation profession via an award ceremony and reception. Held in the Mardi Gras Theater on Tuesday evening, 18 October at ISA Automation Week 2011, several authors received awards for […]

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FiveComponents

Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Presented by Jon DiPietro at ISA Automation Week 2011 Your resume can be hundreds of pages long but weigh nothing. You can speak to several thousand people every day without ever opening your mouth. You can read hundreds of important news stories every day without searching for them. Dozens of people can make your acquaintance […]

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Instrumentation book

Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation: Two generations of knowledge

When you read a book, do you ever consider the years of knowledge that lie behind the words? Collectively, the co-authors of Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation, Second Edition bring 80-plus years’ worth of experience to each page. What’s even more unique is they are father and son. A dedicated ISA member for more than […]

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Greg-McMillan

ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

Automation and control systems expert, Greg McMillan, principal consultant, Emerson Process Management, wants to share his knowledge. What better way to do this than through the ISA Mentor program. McMillan’s career spans more than 40 years with deep roots at Monsanto Co. where he learned early on from some of the best minds in process […]

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