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aeSolutions Announces Paul Gruhn Appointed as Co-Chair to the ISA84 Committee


Paul Gruhn

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Greenville, South Carolina, USA – August 30, 2016 – aeSolutions is pleased to announce the recent co-chair appointment of Paul Gruhn to the ISA84 Committee. The ISA84 Committee develops standards and technical reports for use in applying Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Systems (E/E/PES) in process safety applications.

As co-chair, Gruhn will help build consensus among participants on ISA84 standards interpretations and modifications, ensure that the committee operates within its scope and purpose, and set goals and deadlines for the committee.

“The ISA organization aligns well with our mission to continuously improve the process safety performance of industry. The ISA84 standards are foundational to our integrated business model and the lifecycle solutions we deliver,” stated aeSolutions CEO Kathy Shell. “We are thrilled that Paul will be furthering ISA’s efforts in a leadership position on the ISA84 Committee.  He has the full backing of our entire organization, myself and our founders, Mike Scott and Ken O'Malley.”

Paul Gruhn is a Global Functional Safety Consultant with aeSolutions in Houston, Texas. Paul is an ISA Life Fellow, a member of the ISA 84 standards committee for 26 years, the developer and instructor of ISA courses on safety systems, the author of two ISA textbooks, many articles, and the developer of the first commercial safety system software modeling program. Paul has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, and both a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and an ISA 84 Safety Instrumented Systems Expert.


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