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 Next Meeting : Sept 12, 2018
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Our ISA Cleveland Golf Outing will be Friday Sept 14
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WEDNESDAY, OCT 3, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM


1 PDH Hour will be awarded for this meeting

About the Topic:

This presentation will cover the drivers of change in manufacturing, how the industry is responding through modular systems, and therefore provide an introduction to ISA-88, and its purpose behind the intended goal to separate Process Control from Equipment Control. We cover the fundamentals of ISA-88 Procedural and Equipment models, and provide real-life examples. We will then learn of the benefits reaped by adopting ISA-88, specifically, how the prescribed modular design helps achieve maximum process agility and improved repeatability, clearly defines and enforces operating procedures to meet regulatory compliance, and lowers your total cost of ownership. 


We will include a discussion around how sequencing activities occur in many areas of the manufacturing process, and therefore ISA-88 modular code principles can be applied to Continuous and Discrete manufacturing as well to optimize production.


Speaker Bio:

Divya Venkataraman, GICSP


Divya Venkataraman has been in the Industrial Automation industry since 2011, when she first started at Rockwell Automation in Motion Control. Divya has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

 She currently supports customers and distributor partners in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas with their efforts to accelerate adoption of standards-based, modern, Batch and Distributed Control System technologies. This is inclusive of working with process growth business planning, delivery selection strategy, and business unit collaboration. Prior to this function, Divya served as the Global Product Manager in the Network Infrastructure & Security business, during which time she gained her Cisco CCNA and GICSP certifications. In her role, she led collaborative efforts within Rockwell Automation, and with Strategic Alliance partner, Cisco, for requirements definition, prioritization, product development and maintenance of long-term strategy to ensure Rockwell Automation is positioned to provide sustainable, and competitive market-leading offerings in Network Infrastructure & Security space.  Divya has been a member of ISA and the Cleveland Section since 2017.



Dale E. Reed, CAP

Dale Reed is a control systems professional with over 35 years of industry experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY, 1980).  After employment with Diamond Shamrock Corporation corporate process control engineering and Bailey Controls Company proposal engineering, Dale joined Allen-Bradley Company (now Rockwell Automation) in 1984.  Following a long career of control systems contract project work, he now serves as Principal Engineer in the PlantPAx System Engineering group within the Systems and Solutions Business unit of Rockwell Automation, leading the development of the Library of Process Objects for the PlantPAx Distributed Control System.  He presents regularly at Rockwell Automation technical training events.

Dale has been a member of ISA and the Cleveland Section since 1980 and was recently named a senior life member.  He serves on the ISA 18, ISA 101 and ISA 106 standards committees and as an Administrative Director on the ISA Standards and Practices (S&P) Board.  Recently becoming more active in the section, he has served as section S&P Chair for six years and has served terms as section Secretary, President, and Delegate.  Dale obtained his ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification in 2005.


Social                             5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner                            6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Technical Program           7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Rockwell Automation, 1 Allen-Bradley Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH  44124 (use rear Atrium entrance)


Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls w/ Butter, Broccoli Salad, Chargrilled Salmon w/ Sweet & Spicy Red Chile Glaze & Pineapple Salsa, Classic Chicken Piccata, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Oven Roasted Asparagus, Fresh Baked Cookies & Dessert Bars, Bottled Water & Canned Sodas


Program: $5 in support of ISA Cleveland Section Educational Programs; waived for full time students
Dinner:  $25 for ISA and CTSC-member society Members; $30 for guests; $10 for full time students

Note: Starting this year, we will accept major credit cards at the meeting.



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No later that Friday Sep 7, 2018

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