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Please join us in welcoming Robert E. Sherman and Gary Rathwell as our December speakers addressing a timely and important subject - Cybersecurity.
Date: December 8, 2020
Time: Brown Bag Session 11:30AM to 12:30 PM PDT
Happy Hour Session: 6:00PM to 7:00 PM PDT
Where: Virtual Meeting Come back for link to meeting
About the speakers
Robert E. Sherman
Bob has been a member of ISA for most of his professional career is:
Bob has served on ISA Standards Committees including ISA5-Documentation of Measurement & Control Instruments & Systems, ISA5.1 - Instrumentation Symbols and Identification, and ISA76 - Composition Analyzers where he had a lead role in the development of many ANSI/ISA SP76 components.
Bob has been the Process Analyzer System SME for AMOCO (now BP) - 12 years, BP-Husky - 3 years, Valero Energy - 3 years, and Site SME for CVR Energy (Wynnewood) - 2 years. He served in Senior Technical and middle management roles for several large Engineering Contractors, both in both America and Asia.
Bob has authored two major industry volumes on Process Analyzer Systems:
"Analytical Instrumentation" - part of the ISA "Practical Guide for Measurement and Control" series and "Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning System Technology" - part of the Wiley Series in Chemical Engineering.
Bob currently solves challenging Process Analyzer Applications utilizing leading-edge Process Analyzers.
Gary has been a member of ISA since 1976 and has served on standards bodies including ISA95 - Enterprise Integration, ISA108 - Intelligent Device Management and ISA99 - Cybersecurity.
He spent 6 years in oil refinery operations and optimization, 10 years in petrochemicals process control and optimization, 10 years as the Functional Leader of Control Systems and Systems Integration for a large engineering contractor, and 20 years as President of ECI Ltd, providing Enterprise Master Planning and Project Management for mega projects around the world.
Gary has also authored dozens of publications and presentations on the above topics including "A Handbook on Master Planning and Implementation", "The PERA Master Planning Guide" and the PERA Enterprise Integration Website.
The Los Angeles Section would like to recognize local individuals and companies for exceptional application of the arts and science of automation. This is a new program for the 2020/21 and nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2021..
To nominate a project,/individual or company fill out the form located at the link below and submit by March 31, 2021
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