Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (17 January 2013)--The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces Terrence G. Ives as its 2013 President. Ives will work with ISA leaders during the year to continue moving the Society toward meeting its strategic goals.
Ives, a long-time ISA member and leader, is president and owner of Ives Equipment Corporation in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the third generation president and owner of the Ives family business, a process control manufacturing representative and stocking distributor serving the industries of eastern and central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Southern New Jersey and Virginia.
Ives also is the third member of the Ives family to serve as president of ISA. His father, C. Blair Ives, Jr., was president of ISA in 1994. His uncle, Robert P. Ives, served as president of ISA in 2003.
Ives has held the following high-level ISA positions: Society Treasurer, Executive Board Parliamentarian, Finance Committee Chair, Investment Committee Chair, District 2 Vice President, and Philadelphia Section President and Exhibit Chairman.
“In today’s complex, global business environment, it is absolutely essential that industry leaders and automation and control professionals connect with one another to stay current on technical challenges and market trends, share best practices, collaborate on innovation, and exchange insights and ideas,” says Ives. “ISA, through its unmatched combination of standards development, education, training, certification, conferences, and networking opportunities, is uniquely positioned to help automation and control professionals advance their careers while helping manufacturers and other organizations improve operational reliability, profitability, safety and security.”
Ives Equipment Corp., founded in 1954, provides a diverse range of process control equipment, including valves, regulators, wireless products, flow products, pressure gauges, control products, level instrumentation, sanitary products, temperature instruments, analytical products, electric heat trace and bio-pharmaceutical products.
Ives received a bachelor of science degree in industrial systems engineering from Ohio University. He is an active member of the Philadelphia chapters of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the World Presidents’ Organization. Ives also serves as a volunteer committee officer for a Philadelphia-area Boy Scout Troop, helping to direct the troop’s $500,000 capital campaign and investment portfolio.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).