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Governing Board

 

 
Chairman
Deiderik Mols, Honeywell
 

Diederik Mols is Chairman of the Governance Board at the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute since October 2017. Prior to that he served two years as Vice-Chairman. Diederik also is an active team member of the WCI EMEA Marketing Team. Diederik got involved with Industrial Wireless back in 2009 in a business development role for the EMEA region. Currently Diederik is leading the Industrial Wireless business development efforts at Honeywell Process Solutions in a Global capacity.

Diederik started his career as an officer in the Dutch Navy and over the years he gained solid business skills with a number of multi-national organizations in various roles across Engineering, Sales, Marketing and General Management. Diederik holds Degrees from the Royal Dutch Naval Academy and the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
 
 

Vice-Chairman
Seiichirou Takahashi, Yokogawa

Mr. Seiichiro Takahashi is General Manager at Dept. 2, Technology Marketing Division at Yokogawa Electric Corporation.  He is responsible for technology standardization and marketing strategy focusing on field network technology including wireless.
Seiichiro has more than 30 years of experience in the process automation industry which includes leadership of development and design projects regarding various kinds of field instrumentation and communication technology such as field network technologies (FOUDANTION Fieldbus, Profibus and HART etc.).

Furthermore, he is a member of Strategic Technology Committee of FieldComm Group and Vice chairperson of FieldComm Group Japan.
 
 
AP-Marketing Team Lead
Toshi Hasegawa, Yokogawa

Toshi has been working for Yokogawa Electric Corporation for 26 years, and he has worked for development of Distributed Control Systems (DCS). His current activity is mainly on standardization and marketing of industrial wireless network. He is a voting member of ISA SP100 Wireless System for Automation. And he is a district leader of the ISA100 Wireless Compliance institute (WCI) Asia Pacific.

 
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EMEA-Marketing Team Lead
Adne Bear-Olsen, Draeger

 

Ådne is esponsible for driving wireless adaptation in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Worked with introducing several new technologies to the Oil & Gas marked. Supplied and delivered the first fully integrated wireless gas detection system in the world. Offshore Norway. Worked my way from Sales manager, to sales director and finally Division director for detection in Origo Solutions AS. Then I was recruited to Global sales director for Consilium Oil & Gas responsible for establishing Consilium as a Global supplier of SIL2 detection system in the Oil & Gas marked. Now I am back to Draeger GasSecure to drive the fire & gas detection solution business development.
 

 

ISA100 Wireless Staff

 

 
Managing Director
Andre Ristaino

 

Mr. Ristaino is Managing Director of the ISA Automation Standards Compliance Institute based in RTP, North Carolina. He provides staff leadership for ISA’s conformance certification programs, including the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. 

Prior to ISA, Mr. Ristaino held positions at NEMA, Renaissance Worldwide, and Deloitte & Touche Consulting’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group where he was a recognized leader in system lifecycle methodologies. Industries served include state and local government, utilities, USAF-LC, discrete manufacturing, and pharmaceutical and FDA-regulated manufacturing sites. 

Mr. Ristaino earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Computer Systems Applications from the American University in Washington DC with a focus on expert systems and artificial intelligence. Mr. Ristaino holds an APICS CPIM certification. 
 
 

Technical Director, Liason D to IEC 62734 Committee
Jay Werb

 

Jay Werb is the Technical Director of the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, where he
 manages the organization’s compliance and other technical programs. He is also editor of the IEC62734 standard that underlies ISA100 Wireless, and author of the mesh networking protocol specification. Jay has extensive experience in the computer field, with the last 25 years focused on wireless. He has been the technical founder of multiple technology companies and the inventor of over a dozen patented designs. Jay has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Management, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
 

 
Marketing and Operations Manager
Michael Brazda

 

I love good branding.

It pulls you in and forges an instant connection. This is not a rational experience because its true power lives on the unconscious level. To wield this power, a brand must get inside the minds of its audience, learn their values, their desires, their language, and be willing to genuinely help them meet their goals.

I have worked with technology companies to help them:

-Understand their audience
-Create persuasive and magnetic brand positioning
-Develop communication strategies and content that empowers their audiences

A good brand shines.

Michael holds Bachelors of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and FIlms and Television Writing from Boston University.
 
 

 
Project Manager
Daniel Sexton

 

Daniel Sexton was the co-chair of the ISA100.11a committee during the drafting of the standard through its ratification by ANSI. He spent 37 years with General Electric doing research in wireless and wires communications for industrial applications both for GE Corporate Research and GE Industrial Controls. He has published 33 patents and has a BSEE and MSEE from Virginia Tech.