Founded in 1945, The International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 28,000 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 the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals.


Become the standard for automation globally by certifying industry professionals; providing education and training; publishing books and technical articles; hosting conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals; and developing standards for industry.


A predominant use of ISA standards in the global automation field. To maximize this core competence as leverage for other competences. Develop and deliver a wide variety of high-value information products and services to the global community.



Mr. Pieter H.W. van der Klooster – Director International Business Development EMEA



To expand and contain ISA’s presence in EMEA, there is an office located in the Netherlands. This office is managed by an ISA staf member; Mr. Pieter van der Klooster. The focus of his office is to Support the ISA Sections, to help the hundreds of ISA volunteers in EMEA, to represent ISA on several occasions, to organize workshops and events and to sell open enrollment and in company training.

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