Cleveland ISA Presidents Message
ISA Cleveland Section President 2019-2020
Dear ISA Cleveland Section
I welcome you all to the new term 2019-20. As we transition
from the 2018-19 term, new board members take up their roles
with great motivation and some current board members switch
roles in the board to continue with renewed vigor. I am
honored to be your new president for the term and hope to
serve the section with the knowledge and experience I have
gained in my 46 year career as an “Automation Professional”,
and ISA member for 37 years as an ISA volunteer. My most
immediate task at hand is to ensure a smooth transition to
the new term.
My ISA journey has been a rewarding one, I’ve been inspired
by the community members who have devoted their time to the
society and to its advancement through education, standards,
publications, divisions, geographic districts and sections.
I have been involved as a volunteer in many different roles
in the Cleveland Section and have been fortunate enough to
attend several ISA technical & leadership seminars,
conferences, expos and trainings. In short, I have served &
experienced ISA to a great degree before being elected as
the president of ISA Cleveland Section for the third time.
ISA’s current, much simplified Vision, Mission and Values
statement resonates with my leadership and I, with my
esteemed board members, will uphold it in everything that we
plan and execute during the next 12 months.
I am excited to share
exciting news about some initiatives which I will be
carrying forward from the previous term.
- The updated ISA
Cleveland Section Website will be launched in
the coming weeks which will usher our section to
the state-of-the-art web experience while
offering better service to our growing member
- We are looking for
technical articles to be submitted to our web
site that will be archived to add value for our
advertisers and members to visit the web site
more often on a regular basis.
- A fresh section
sponsorship initiative will offer corporate
partnership to our long-standing partners and
bring their recognition and messaging to the
forefront. I will be visiting corporate leaders
in Northeast Ohio to explain the benefits of
their employees being and becoming members of
ISA and how it benefits their companies and
their bottom line.
Following are some of the
numerous fresh initiatives that are under
development for the section, please stay tuned for
- We will expand
beyond the current program meeting format by
diversifying the topics to include ISA themed
standards updates programs and interesting tours
to see how different industries apply
instrumentation and controls in our diverse
industries in North East Ohio.
- Bring fresh ideas to
our section’s scholarship fund-raising
traditions such as the possibility of
reintroducing an “Instrument Show” with
Continuing Education hours training to alternate
years with the Toledo Section so we don’t
compete with one another and our annual Golf
Tournament. Focus will be to expand the outreach
and enhance our society’s vision and mission
through these events. This will take a
tremendous effort but I am depending on the
support of the Cleveland and Akron Vendor
advertisers and membership to accomplish this
- Increase the support
to our student liaison team with local college
and trade school support; enhance ISA Cleveland
support to annual events such as the Science
- Increase involvement
and participation by all our members by
spreading the knowledge about the section’s
activities on more regular basis through Social
Media and upgraded website.
I invite all Cleveland
Section members to engage in their section’s
calendar of events and voice their opinions via
e-mail to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your
suggestions and opinions matter and help your
elected board in shaping up our path for the term.
Our main task is to serve you, the section members,
so that you stay connected and involved with the
Vision, Mission and Values of the society and
together we take it to the next level.
I hope to hear from you!
Joseph A. Kaulfersch
President – ISA Cleveland