Automation & IT

Emerson’s Keaveney Becomes ISA President

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jan 07, 2016

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces James Keaveney as its 2016 president. Keaveney will work with organization leaders and staff to increase awareness of the value and relevance of ISA and build on ISA’s capabilities and resources for automation professionals, including standards development, education, training, certification, certificate programs, publications and technical symposia and conferences.

Keaveney serves as the northeast regional manager and key account director at Emerson Process Management and has been an active ISA member for more than 30 years, serving in various leadership positions and receiving several ISA honors. Keaveney received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University and a master’s degree in business administration from Penn State University.

ISA in 2016, Keaveney states, will remain focused on achieving its five strategic goals (content, data, coolest delivery, cybersecurity and advocacy) while placing additional emphasis on:

  • Helping industry leaders as well as the public better recognize the value and benefits of automation.
  • Accelerating ISA’s presence and successes internationally by addressing the unique needs and challenges within different parts of the world.
  • Gaining continual feedback from its key stakeholders to gauge progress and improve processes and solutions.
  • Encouraging more members to seek leadership positions within the Society.

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