Monday, November 28, 2016

Benefits for automation & control professionals extolled!

As part of an established relationship with the ISA Ireland Section the section committee were invited to visit Rockwell Automation's local office in Cork (Irl) to give a briefing on the benefits that membership would bring to the many Engineers and Technicians in the company, especially in fast evolving world of Automation and Control.
LtoR: David O’Brien, ISA District 12 (EMEA) VP Elect; Brian Curtis, ISA Executive Board Member and President 2108 Elect; Trish Kelly, HR Manager Rockwell Automation; John Murphy, President ISA Ireland Section; Christophe Bourillon, Business Manager Life Sciences Rockwell EMEA; and Billy Walsh ISA Executive Board Member.
The committee was welcomed to the offices by Ms Trish Kelly, HR Manager, and Mr. Christophe Bourillon, Business Manager Life Sciences EMEA. They were enthusiastic about the involvement of the ISA Ireland Section and Rockwell Automation as a well established established partnership.

Rockwell Staff & Visitors
The ISA Ireland section committee members thanked  the company for the opportunity to come and meet with their team. Among the committee were two members of the ISA Executive Board, Brian Curtis, who was recently elected to take up the position of President of the Society in 2018, and Billy Walsh, who has served on the Board for several terms.

Declan Lordan, ISA Membership Chair give a full presentation on the benefits of ISA membership to the Automation Staff. He noted the availability of new online digital content that has been recently updated.

The Ireland Section President, John Murphy, updated the company on Ireland Section events for 2016/2017. He also spoke about the key benefits of ISA membership and association to access ISA Technical Knowledge, Standards and opportunities for developing future career skills through involvement directly and indirectly with committee members. He also emphasised the importance of Cyber Security and adapting to the changing technologies in Automation. "We need to protect Plant systems from real world attack vectors," he said. “The growing importance of cyber security standards in plant automation network security such as S95 is more important today than it ever was.”

More Pictures

Left to Right: Declan Lordan, Section Membership Chair; Christophe Bourillon, Business Manager Life Sciences EMEA; John Murphy, Section President; Brian Curtis, ISA Executive Board Member.
Left to Right: Christophe Bourillon, Business Manager Life Sciences EMEA; John Murphy, President ISA Ireland Section; Brian Curtis ISA Executive Board Member and ISA 2018 President Elect.


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