Patrick Gouhin to join ISA as Executive Director

By Plant Engineering Staff December 12, 2005

Don Zee, President of ISA, announced that Patrick Gouhin has been hired as Executive Director. At a special meeting of ISA’s Executive Board, the Board accepted Gouhin’s nomination from its Search Committee and appointed him to the position. Gouhin will join ISA on Jan. 3, 2006.

“Pat’s experience and aptitude make him an excellent choice to help our organization in this exciting period of renewal,” said 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.”

Gouhin is currently Chief Operating Officer with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). 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.”