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A Sneak Preview of ISA’s New Website and Enhanced User Experience

The International Society of Automation has been putting the finishing touches on a brand new website, the customer − and member − facing portal that showcases all of ISA’s products, services, and technical information to the world. Behind the new website is a brand new, state-of-the-art association management system, which fulfills a similar purpose to […]

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ISA training can provide the high-performing workforce that manufacturers and global economies need to grow

While the U.S. and world economies are still struggling to grow, there are important steps that manufacturers and process industries can take to improve their competitiveness. Workforce training can play a vital role in boosting operational performance and productivity. Well-trained employees are better able to adapt to change—a must in today’s economy—and less likely to […]

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ISA Executive Director & CEO Pat Gouhin Confers with Global Association Executives

Recently I joined about a dozen other association executive directors for an invitation-only meeting in Hong Kong to discuss globalization strategies and challenges within the association community.  We met as part of the Key Global Association Committee, which is sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Key Global Association Committee (KGAC) has […]

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Time is Running Out for Celebrating Excellence Nominations

Have you submitted a nomination for this year’s Celebrating Excellence awards? The Celebrating Excellence awards program is an extension of our time-honored practice of recognizing those companies and individuals, both members and non-members, who have contributed to the Society and automation industry. We depend on you to help us identify those volunteers and leaders who […]

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Dale Gaerke Selected 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Toledo/Northwest Ohio Community

Dale Gaerke, P.E., has been honored by the engineering community of Toledo and Northwest Ohio with its highest distinction, 2013 Engineer of the Year.  The award, a longtime tradition of the Technical Society of Toledo and the Toledo Society of Professional Engineers, was made in conjunction with Engineers Week 2013, which runs February 17-23.  Each […]

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Nominations for Celebrating Excellence awards program now open

2013 will mark the 51st year ISA will honor the achievements of individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the Society and the automation community. I think of these individuals as heroes. They design and/or implement innovative automation products and services; further the automation profession through educational programs; and, in the case of […]

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Automation Federation Goes to Washington: Cybersecurity and the Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

Last December, a senior task force from the Automation Federation held a series of strategic briefings in Washington D.C. with White House staff, congressional leaders and a variety of governmental departments and agencies.  Our objective was to raise greater awareness for two pressing issues affecting automation in the process, manufacturing and power generation industries: security […]

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