Don Clark of IPS receives ISA service award | Automation.com

Don Clark of IPS receives ISA service award

PLANO, TEXAS, USA - January 15, 2008 - ISA recognized Don Clark, Invensys Director of Industry Marketing, for exceptional service to Standards and Practices activities. The award recognizes Clark's leadership and technical contributions as vice-chairperson of the ISA95 committee, which is developing standards on enterprise control system integration.

"Don has made an important contribution to the development and widespread application of the ISA95 standard. Of the more than 3000 individuals who have participated in ISA standards and practices during 2007, we have recognized Don and 12 others for exceptional service. The award program is to thank him and the others for their tireless efforts and contributions to the automation industry," said Chip Lee, ISA Director of Standards, Publishing, and Technology Services.

The ISA95 standard defines requirements for integrating enterprise systems and manufacturing control systems. The work included in this standard builds on the original Purdue Reference Model for computer-integrated manufacturing, and defines a set of standard models, message schema, and terminology to reduce the risks, costs, and errors associated with implementing, using, and maintaining enterprise control systems.

As Director of Industry Marketing, Clark is responsible for delivering Invensys enterprise control solutions for the chemical, oil & gas, public utilities, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, and other process industries through implementation of InFusion enterprise control system technology. He also represents the United States on the IEC/ISO Internationalization Standards Committee for S95 in Paris.

About ISA
Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

About Invensys
Invensys Process Systems is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. Invensys Process Systems encompasses industry-leading brands such as InFusion, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis and provides advanced products, services, and solutions to industrial facilities around the world. These include many of the world's largest upstream operations, refineries, chemical plants, gas plants, LNG plants, power plants, mineral processing plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 25,000 employees working in 60 countries.

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