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Welcome to the ISA Will-DuPage Section Community page!  Our section was founded in 1994, having originally started as a subsection of the ISA Chicago Section. The success we've experienced over the past 25 years is due to a number of contributing factors. We are fortunate to have a dedicated staff of board members who volunteer their personal time to make this section a success, the support of our local vendors who provide a great deal of the technical content for our section meetings, and the support of our members and guests who regularly attend our meetings and events.

To learn more about the ISA Will-DuPage Section, our activities, section meetings, and upcoming events please visit our website at www.isawilldupage.org

ISA Will-DuPage LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/isa-will-dupage


Announcements

  • September Technical Meeting

    Real Time Monitoring of Color

    A survey of applications within the Chemical/PetroChemical, Food/Beverage, Drinking Water and Fuel Transportation industries.


    Join us September 27th as we learn from Mike Ponstingl Custom Sensors & Technology about real time monitoring of color.

    There are several process industry applications that utilize the absorption of a particular chromophore within a process stream to indicate presence/absence, concentration and process control. Here we want to describe a simple and economic approach to monitoring the color of liquids across a broad range of process industries that have direct cost benefit to the respective end users. We will define color as the absorbance of light over a broad spectrum of energy and give examples within each industry.

    Virtual Event!

    We will be hosting this month’s meeting virtually. Event login will be available after registration.

  • Will-DuPage 2022 Golf Outing

    Join us June 12, 2022, for the ISA Will-DuPage 30th Annual Golf Outing at Morris Country Club! 

    ​$100 per Person

    Includes Green Fees, Power Cart, Lunch, Dinner, Drink Tickets and Prizes.

    We are looking for Sponsors to offset the cost of the outing. A Gold Sponsorship will cost $100 and provides a Hole Sponsorship with a sign with the Company Name displayed at one of the holes. A Platinum Sponsorship will cost $200 and provides a Hole Sponsorship with a sign with the Company Name displayed at one of the holes and Challenge Sponsorship (closest to pin, longest drive, longest putt). All profits from the Challenge Hole Sponsorship will go directly to the Joliet Junior College Ed Meyers Fund. Lastly, we appreciate any prize donations.

    Your support and participation are needed to make this the best outing possible.

    Last day to register is Monday, June 20th or until the outing is sold out!

    Print the ISA Golf 2022 Flyer HERE!

  • In-Person AND Virtual ISA Will-DuPage Technical Meeting April 2022

    This is one type of headache that a large dose of Advil won’t solve. Utilities, oil & gas, manufacturing, and many more industries are faced with changing and demanding regulations that increase the pressure to protect a business’s resources and reputation. Fines, penalties, job losses, etc. are consequences for failing to meet these standards. Federal and state regulations have caused stakeholders to question existing application development processes within their companies and seek alternative approaches to the conventional way. In this presentation, we will review common things to consider when building a dashboard and how modern technology such as modularity and composability can help organizations adapt and be resilient to changing demands. Note: This presentation will focus more on utilities, but we have a regulatory expert in attendance who is available to answer specific questions in a variety of industries.

    Vandhana Rabindranath leads Business Development for Entando in North America. Her unofficial title is “Digital Trailblazer.” Starting off her career as an environmental technician at a wastewater plant, it wasn’t long before she rediscovered her passion for sales & marketing and went in that direction. She has 10 years of industrial automation sales experience in energy, utility, pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage, and oil & gas industries. Vandhana is President of the Will-DuPage section for International Society of Automation (ISA). She is also involved in the Women’s Energy Network, Rahab’s Daughters, and Polished Pebbles. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Outside of her career, Vandhana enjoys running, tropical destinations, reading, coffee shops, making new friends, volunteering at church, and entrepreneurial ventures.

    Chris Lamoureux is the Chief Operating Officer at Veriday out of Canada. His passion for helping clients with regulatory concerns has helped him to be a recognized expert in digital transformation and program management. He has over 30 years of digital transformation experience across manufacturing, utilities, banking, wealth, retail, telecommunications and public sectors. Chris is an avid golfer and just recently started taking up skiing!

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