Saturday, December 10, 2022

Vendor Setup: 11:00AM - Noon

Event: Noon to 5:00 PM

Available Topics

ICS Security
How to Achieve Maximum "Bang for your Buck" and Lower Your Risk
Steve Roseing, ASMGi

On Line Electric Motor Diagnostic Techniques
Donald Brown, NASA Glen

Discussion: Industry 4.0
Steve Roseing, ASMGi

Tavolo 72 in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lower Level
7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, 44130
Phone: 440-243-4040


ISA Cleveland Section Agenda

Vendor Setup: 11:00 AM - Noon

Welcome: Noon - 12:15 PM

Symposium: 12:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Topic 1: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic 1: 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Topic 1: 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Wrap Up: 4:45 - 5:00 PM

PDH: 1 Technical Development Hour (PDH) will be given to those attending each of two programs, for a total of 2 Technical Development Hours.

About the Event: Three presentations will be available; each attendee may choose two. You must sign up using our online registration form below.

Menu: In room Appetizers and Soft Drinks will be provided in the Vendors Area
  • Cocktail Meatballs and Sausage: Served with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls: Miniature spring rolls, served crispy with sweet-chili sauce
  • Vegetable Crudites and Cheese: Assortment of julienned vegetables, Domestic and Imported Cheeses with assorted crackers and Artisan breads
  • Chicken Fingers: Hand Breaded Tenders with Italian Herb Bread Crumbs, served with Dijon Mayo and Ranch Dressings
Meeting Recording: This program will not be recorded.

Reservations: You must preregister for this event to receive a PDH, no online attendance option will be provided. To register for this event click here. Please register no later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

About the Topics:

ICS Security - How to Achieve Maximum "Bang for Your Buck" and Lower Your Risk

As OT networks become even more connected to IT networks, we'll see more cyber activities that attack OT devices and networks and may even traverse into the IT network. How do we achieve cyber security in this environment? How do we get the most "bang for our buck"? How do we ensure that we are lowering our risk?

On Line Electric Motor Diagnostic Techniques

This program will focus on industrial electric motors, and how on-line Large HP Electric Motor diagnostic techniques (Motor Circuit Evaluator MCE, infra-red thermography, and vibration analysis) can be used to detect the early onset of problems. It will also focus on how this technique lends itself to prescriptive maintenance techniques.

Discussion: Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 leverages advances in technology to accelerate preventative maintenance and real-time feedback on other process dynamics to achieve major advances in manufacturing efficiency. Let's discuss what you are doing in this exciting time and what this can mean to your operations.

About the Speakers:

Steve Roseing, ASMGi
Steve Roseing, ASMGi

Mr. Steven H. Roesing is a seasoned IT Executive with over 30 years of experience in technology business management, M&A, engineering, and project management for industrial control technology, information technology, information architecture, cyber-security, and emerging technologies. His experience spans multiple industries, with a focus on Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Legal, and Higher-Education, for large and mid-market enterprises as well as startups.

He is currently the President and CEO of ASMGi, a global provider of technology solutions where his duties include strategic vision, corporate oversight, and operational excellence. Most recently, he has launched Practical Innovation Labs, an operating model to assist enterprises with proving use cases for IoT, Edge Computing, Advanced Analytics, and AI/ML technology solutions, considering both operational excellence and security.

Prior to ASMGi, he founded and ran @industry, Inc., a Web technology company providing online marketplace, e-commerce, online catalogs, and information management solutions. Before founding @industry, he spent over 10 years in the process control industry, on large design/build projects for DuPont, BP, and various steel manufacturing companies.

Mr. Roesing has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He holds certifications as a Professional Engineer, Holistic Information Security Practitioner, and Certified Risk and Information Systems Control professional. He is a personal and/or corporate member or associate of various industry and topic-specific associations, and holds a board position at ISA and Third-Party Risk Institute.

Donald Brown, NASA Glen

Don Brown, PE, is a lifelong resident of northeastern Ohio and graduated from Fenn College of Engineering of the Cleveland State University BEE class of 85. Don is also a registered engineer (PE) in the state of Ohio. He has worked at Cleveland Machine Controls, and United States Steel Lorain Works prior to working at the NASA Glenn Research Center for the past 34 years in the Facilities Division. He is currently the Electrical Process System Manager responsible for the Large Electrical Motors, associated motor control systems, and emergency and backup power supply systems including UPS systems and Generators. He is also responsible for managing the Variable Frequency Power system located in the Glenn Research Center Engine Research Building. As a system manager, Mr. Brown spearheaded numerous projects to implement solid-state excitation systems, automate the variable frequency power system, and monitor and control the Power demand via automatic power factor controls to aid with overall Glenn Research Power demands while supporting the research customers.

Mr. Brown has also been very active in the International Society of Automation and Control by serving as the local Cleveland Section education chairman, secretary, president, national delegate, and on several committees over his 25 years of membership. He has presented several papers on topics such as Solid-State Excitation Control for Synchronous Motors, Using Synchronous Condensers for automatic power factor control, and online condition monitoring of electrical motors at ISA national Symposiums and Section Meetings.



Friday, August 26, 2022

Dear Members,

Welcome to your Section! As we start the new fiscal year, I am honored to be your president and hope to serve you with the passion and creativity to not only provide interesting and useful programming, but to begin the process along with the rest of our very dedicated, and talented executive board of trying to find solutions to the challenges we continue to face as I stated in my previous letter to you.

These challenges are:
  1. Diminishing Section membership numbers
  2. Recruiting and preparing Section leaders
  3. Steadily diminishing Section Treasury
First, thanks to you, we have a membership of around 140. While this somewhat of an improvement compared to where we were at the beginning of last year, the trend is still downward, since approximately 20% are active and attend one or more functions. Of course, one of the contributors is the challenges of how COVID-19 plays an active role in Section Programming. Several of our meetings last year had to be canceled due to presenter unavailability.

This year, we have a full slate of technical programs planned. Due to changing industry trends and the fluidity of COVID-19, we will be conducting hybrid technical programs and board meetings, with a preference for in person events, whenever possible. Some programs, i.e. tours, (which some of you have requested), may need to be delayed as needed. Additionally, in December, we will be re-introducing our Symposium to expand outreach and enhance our society's vision and mission. This will be a large undertaking for what is planned to be an in-person event, depending on our advertisers and you, our membership, to accomplish this. Please let us know if you are interested in joining our planning committee for this event.

The second part of the challenge is recruiting and preparing Section leaders. While we are all growing older, there is a significant portion of our membership that are in the late stages of their careers. Very few of us, approximately 3%, identify as a Young Professional, being in the early to mid-stages of employment. One of the ways we can do this is to engage the Young Professionals in our Section and others in the community who are not Section members to join, get involved, and bring fresh ideas to your Section.

Lastly, as a result of the first two challenges, we have a diminishing Section Treasury. While we are financially sound for the moment, there is only so much we can do from a budgeting perspective, including managing necessary expenditures. If the trend continues, we risk falling out of good standing with our society.

What I've shared here are only potential solutions for these challenges that we continue to face. This will be a multi-year process full of creative thinking and hard decisions that will need to be made. I, along with the rest of our board, look forward to sharing this challenge with you. We can’t reinvigorate our Section without your participation and feedback.

Will you join us?

Ryan Kassinger
Ryan Kassinger
President, International Society of Automation, Cleveland Section


Golf Outing Update

The ISA Cleveland Section is postponing our annual Golf Outing that was scheduled for Friday, September 9th at the Blackbrook Golf Course in Mentor Ohio. Those that have registered for the original event should receive their refund within 7 - 10 business days.

We have tentatively rescheduled our event for Friday, May 19th, 2023 at the Blackbrook Golf Course in Mentor Ohio. We hope postponing this event will boost golfers, (both singles and foursomes) and sponsorships. Please spread the word throughout your companies and friends.

Harriet Radvansky, ISA Cleveland Program Chair 2022-23

Newsletter Editor

Are you interested in becoming a member of the ISA Cleveland Section Board? This is your opportunity to help shape the future of our section!
As Newsletter Editor, you will be responsible for:
  • Working with our Program, Marketing, Social Media, ISA Connect, Webmaster, and Membership Chairs to help promote Section Events
  • Working with our Treasurer, Marketing, Social Media, ISA Connect, and Webmaster chairs to maintain and promote new Section Advertising Sponsors
  • Supporting the Event Registration process for Section Events
If you are interested in serving on the board in this capacity, please apply via this posting on our ISA Connect Page (Member Login Required).

If you are interested in serving in a different capacity, please also reach out! Other positions may be available based upon interest.


Board Members

  • President

    Ryan Kassinger

  • President-Elect

    Harriet Radvansky

  • Treasurer

    Donald R. Ondrejka

  • Secretary

    Sherry LaBonne

  • Delegate

    Debashis Sadhukhan


Thank you for your patience, understanding, and ongoing support of the Cleveland Section.