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Connect Live with Your Executive Board

Connect Live with Eric Cosman, 2020 President, and Paul Gruhn, 2019 President, to discuss the governance recommendations.

You are invited to submit questions to the presenters in advance here, or by emailing questions to

Webinar Schedule
Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 9:30 a .m. ET

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: Free!


Eric Cosman
2020 ISA President

Eric C. Cosman is a chemical engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the process industries. He is the founder and principal consultant at OIT Concepts, LLC. Eric contributes to—and has held leadership positions in—various standards committees and industry focus groups. He is a member of Control Magazine’s Process Automation Hall of Fame as well as an ISA Life Fellow. Eric has served as ISA’s vice president of standards and practices, and he is a member of the ISA Executive Board. He was a founding member of a chemical sector cybersecurity program team focused on industrial control systems cybersecurity, and he was also one of the authors of the chemical sector cybersecurity strategy for the U.S. Eric is a founding member of the ISA99 Committee on Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Security, where he currently serves as the co-chair, in addition to serving as the co-chair of the MESA Cybersecurity working group. Eric speaks and writes on topics ranging from automation cybersecurity to systems architecture development and industrial transformation, and he is the author of the cybersecurity chapter of the ISA Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge (3rd edition).

Paul Gruhn
2019 ISA President

Paul Gruhn PE, CFSE, ISA Life Fellow, is a global functional safety consultant with aeSolutions, a process safety, cybersecurity, and automation consulting firm. He has served in ISA leadership roles for 30 years at the section, division and department levels. Gruhn has played a pivotal role in developing ISA safety standards, training courses, and publications. A long-time member of the ISA 84 Standard Committee on safety instrumented systems, he is now the co-chair. Gruhn continues to develop and teach ISA courses on safety systems. He has written two ISA textbooks, numerous chapters in other books, and dozens of published articles. Gruhn earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, and he is both a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and an ISA 84 Safety Instrumented Systems Expert.