ISA appoints new executive director

Research Triangle Park, NC—Robert C. Renner has been named executive director of ISA—the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society. Lowell McCaw, ISA’s president, made the announcement following a special March 22 meeting of ISA’s board of directors.


Research Triangle Park, NC— Robert C. Renner has been named executive director of ISA —the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society. Lowell McCaw, ISA’s president, made the announcement following a special March 22 meeting of ISA’s board of directors. Renner is ex-pected to join ISA within 90 days.

“Rob’s leadership skills and understanding of what it takes to run a successful technical society made him a great choice for this position,” says McCaw. “We feel very confident in his ability to work with our leadership, customers and staff to enhance all aspects of our operations.”

Renner adds that, “I’ve known ISA for some 24 years, and have great respect for what the society has accomplished. ISA’s history and strength present many opportunities, and I’m looking forward to taking responsibility for moving the society forward.”

Renner has served as deputy executive director of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) since 1996. Before joining AWWA, he spent more than 20 years serving in a variety of engineering and management positions, helping utilities optimize treatment plant performance. Renner holds a M.S. in sanitary engineering and a B.S. in civil engineering from South Dakota State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Minnesota. Renner presently lives in Denver with his wife and two daughters.

“In Rob, we’ve found an outstanding individual that will be a catalyst for the ISA’s long-term success,” says Bob Bailliet, chairman of ISA’s search committee. “I’m certain his contributions to ISA will be a testament to the good work of our committee.”

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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