When:  May 29, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM (ET)
Where:   Vincent’s of Greentree, 333 Mansfield Ave,, Pittsburgh, PA, 15225-1496, US
Community:   Pittsburgh

When & Where

Vincent’s of Greentree
333 Mansfield Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15225-1496

May 29, 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)


The Pittsburgh ISA Section Presents:

  "AI in the Industrial Marketplace"


In this presentation we'll answer the following questions:

  1. What is AI/ML in the industrial marketplace?

  2. Why do we care about AI?

  3. Do we need it?

  4. Use case: a power production case history on a CCGT plant.

Speaker; Buddy Lee, Mesa Associates, Subject Matter Expert

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, 12:30pm-lunch provided

Where: Vincent’s of Greentree, 333 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Hosted By: Ectobox (providing lunch)

RSVP: Please Register through ISA Connect

Alt. RSVP to ISA.Pittsburgh.section@gmail.com

Speaker Background:

Name: Buddy Lee

Company: Mesa Associates

Position: Subject Matter Expert

Biography-After graduating the University of Tennessee with a BSEE in 1987, Buddy was hired as a General Engineer at the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge. In January of 1989, he joined CSI as an Applications Engineer. Buddy formed MAARS, Inc. in 1996, where he developed online, permanently mounted vibration and process monitoring systems. Buddy is a co-holder on US Patent # 6,276,213, awarded in 2001, for an Analog Devices 5B module redesigned to add vibration capability and mount on an Opto-22 backplane.

Windrock, Inc., purchased MAARS in early 2007, and Buddy became the Sales Manager for reciprocating compressor monitoring systems. In 2009, AESSEAL (pump mechanical seals manufacturer) hired Buddy as the National Accounts Manager. Buddy performed consulting work at customer sites from 2013-2017 while completing an MBA at the University of Tennessee. In early 2018 Buddy joined Emerson as an Instructor and in 2021 completed a Master of Science degree in Reliability Engineering (with a minor in Statistics). In October 2022, Buddy joined Mesa Associates, Inc. as an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Subject Matter Expert.


  1. Boating with my bride of 35 years, Lisa and our kids.

  2. Flying – Cessna 172

  3. Paying bills to support my hobbies!


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