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Dublin, CA
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Mr. Prabhu Soundarrajan


I have been a servant leader for ISA for 20 years. I was awarded ISA Young Innovator in 2013 and served as Division Director Chemical and Petroleum Division from 2012-2015.  I have served in multiple sections from 2006 - 2020 including ISA Northern California, Southern California and worked closely with Houston, Chile, India (Pune, Bangalore, Chennai), and several others. I was Vice President of Industry and Sciences (I&S) from 2016-2017 where I ideated the Smart Manufacturing and IIOT division and organized several industry symposia by driving ONE ISA message to drive section / division collaboration. I was Technical Assembly chair in 2019 and lead IR&A executive board group in 2020 -2021.  I have been part of the awesome ISA Executive Board for six years (2018-2023). I plan to bring these experiences to shape the future of ISA to serve our members and profession.  

My passion is to help organizations, CEO's, boards create enterprise, shareholder value through Innovation, Technology, Automation, Digital Transformation, and Sustainability.

I am an award winning, entrepreneurial executive with proven track record in Fortune 100, Private Equity, and Start-ups. As Corporate Vice-President of Innovation and Technology at Republic Services, I help transform the company from waste services to environmental services driving next generation innovation in plastics circularity, decarbonization, organic circularity. I work closely with executive management to champion this transformation through Innovation.

I excel in creating shared, purposeful value (make money while doing good) and deeply committed to sustainable innovation to unlock new value for corporations, society, and our world. I have an authentic and inspirational leadership style that generates trust, loyalty, respect and results.


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Division Affiliation


UCLA Anderson Business School
Los Angeles, California, United States
Entrepreneurship, General Management
2007 To 2009
Dissertation: Youtube to Google TV - A Case sudy for TV Ad Dollars Sep 2009 – Dec 2009 Project descriptionThis was my thesis for the executive management program at UCLA Anderson business school. We recommended strategies that will help Google move into the TV sets with its Youtube success and maximize profitability.
Advisor: Alfred Osborne

University of Akron
Akron, Ohio, United States
Masters, 2003
Nanotechnology, Polymers
2001 To 2003
Dissertation: Carbon Nanotube based sensors
Advisor: Liming Dai


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Level of Education

Master’s/Graduate Degree or Above

Professional Associations

2004 - 2019

Topics of Interest and Expertise

  • Building Automation
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • Operations and Management
  • Process Safety
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Workforce Development

Job History

Republic Services
Vice President

Vice President and General Manager

Honors and Awards

ISA Young Innovator

Most Improved Division Award (Chemical and Petroleum)
ISA Divisions
2014, 2015