Page updated Jan 21, 2018

    Director's Message



    Let me introduce myself, I’m Iwan van Beurden, Chief Technology Officer, Director of Product Development at exida and your incoming Director of the ISA Safety and Cybersecurity Division. I’m actively involved in the ISA 84 committee, with several of the 84 Technical Reports, as well as the 108 committee.

    There are several exciting ISA events to look forward to in 2018. To name a few:

    •  The Spring Leaders Meeting in Raleigh, NC in May
    •  The Fall Leaders Meeting in Montreal, Canada in October
    •  The PCS Symposium in November

    As Director of the division, I will be chairing the safety track at the PCS symposium, so put that one down on your calendar, it’s going to be another great one.

    Last October I was honored at the ISA Fall Leaders Meeting and got the distinguished title of ISA Fellow. The fall leaders meeting was a great experience to learn more about ISA, how our organization works and how you can get involved. There are various roles within the Safety and Cybersecurity Division (SAFE), we have 15 committees, a webmaster, a director, and a director-elect. All these roles are volunteer positions.

    We currently have 2 open positions, webmaster and director-elect. Paul Gruhn has always been very involved in many ISA activities and he has been our longstanding webmaster. As most of you will know, Paul is our future ISA president, taking over the ISA helm in 2019. In addition, as I became the director this year, the director-elect position is currently vacant.

    So, I want to ask you to step up and volunteer. If there is one thing I learned over the years, but especially at last year’s Fall Leaders Meeting, it is that the more that you put into ISA, the more you will get out of your ISA experience.

    I’m looking forward to an awesome year! Have a safe and healthy 2018.

    Iwan van Beurden
    ISA Safety and Cybersecurity Division Director