Gouhin named ISA executive director

By Plant Engineering Staff January 6, 2006

Patrick Gouhin has been named executive director of ISA, and began with the organization on Jan. 3. “Pat’s experience and aptitude make him an excellent choice to help our organization in this exciting period of renewal,” said ISA president Don Zee. “We are confident in his ability to work with our leadership, members, customers, and staff to lead ISA in setting the standard for automation.”

Most recently, Gouhin served as chief operating officer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In his 15-year tenure with

AIAA, he was responsible for developing organizational strategies, launching numerous new ventures, enhancing the effectiveness of publishing and training programs, and conceiving strategic marketing and communications programs.

“I have tremendous respect for the legacy of ISA and am excited about becoming involved at this time when the organization is clarifying its position in the automation community,” said Gouhin. “ISA’s future is bright because of its strong foundation of products, services, committed leaders, and industry support. I am honored to be selected as Executive Director and look forward to taking responsibility for helping the Society achieve our mission.”