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ISA Annual Report 2022

Positioned for Growth

ISA experienced a tremendously successful 2022 with growth across all areas of the organization.

More members joined our community.

More automation professionals were trained and credentialed.

More governments and organizations recognized our industry-leading standards and conformance programs.

And more media outlets covered our activities.  

Today, more than ever, we can proudly say that ISA is the leading professional society for automation and industrial cybersecurity—a society that is positioned for growth

Letter from the President 

To the Automation Community 

The last several years have brought many challenges to us all, personally and professionally. ISA as a society needed to refocus, pivot, grow, and change.

I am proud to say that we have emerged today a stronger organization… a more focused organization… and an organization poised to continue to grow in service of the automation community. ​ 

A highlight of my year has been to see so many of your faces in person—whether at our ISA Automation and Leadership Conference or on my travels to meet with different sections throughout the world. One of my most important roles as Society President is to stay close to our members and listen to their feedback. Your perception is often the reality and not what we as leaders consider the reality. My predecessors could not travel and visit our members due to the pandemic. This year I was lucky enough to be able to meet our members in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. This was one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of being ISA President, and I was grateful to meet so many of our members, including young professionals and students, all over the world. Thank you all for the hospitality and for sharing your work with me. ​ 

Every ISA member has a part to play in our Society’s success, and we are so grateful for your collaboration with one another, with the Executive Board, and with staff. We appreciate all of the contributions you have made to the fantastic year we have had in 2022. 

All of the efforts you will read about in this report have led us to revenue growth—greatly surpassing our expectations against the 2022 budget. ISA is a tax-exempt organization, but the more we can do to grow our revenue-generating efforts, the more value and services we can provide back to the global automation community as your professional society and in support of our mission.  

I see a brilliant future for ISA—a future that is rooted in strength and community, a future that is positioned for growth and innovation, and a future where we can all—together—create a better world through automation.  

On behalf of the Executive Board, I thank all ISA members for your partnership and support. It has been a pleasure serving as your ISA President. 


Carlos Mandolesi 
2022 ISA President 

Together Again 



ISA opened its new headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, USA, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August 2022. 

And in November, we came together as a community for the ISA Automation and Leadership Conference—our first in-person event since the pandemic. Hundreds of you attended in person—and hundreds more virtually. 

Executive Board 2022 


Carlos Mandolesi
Trinity College Dublin


President-elect Secretary
Marty Bince
EECOL Electric


Past President
Steve Mustard, P.E., Eur Ing, C.Eng, CAP, FIET, GICSP, CMCP
National Automation, Inc.


Scott Reynolds
Johns Manville


Executive Director
Claire Fallon


Ardis Bartle
Apex Measurement 
and Controls LLC

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R. Donald Bartusiak, PhD 
Collaborative Systems Integration


Ken Belteau
Belith Consulting Services


Dr. Paulina Chan
Global Mutual Innovation Consortium


Jim Garrison, P.E., CAP, CFSE


Vivek Gupta
DCM Shriram Ltd


Eddie Habibi
Zenzero Investments

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Maxym Lachance, P.Eng
BBA inc

claudio markarovsky

Claudio Makarovsky


J. Parsons, P.E.


Rajesh Rathi
Control Infotech Inc.

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Debashis Sadhukhan
NASA Glenn Research Center

jagdish shukia

Jagdish Shukla
Servilink Systems Ltd.

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Prabhu Soundarrajan


Ashley Weckwerth, P.E.
Burns & McDonnell

Summary of Major Accomplishments 

ISA Strategic Objectives for 2022 included: 

Industry Reach and Awareness 

Establish and advance ISA’s relevance and credibility as the home of automation by anticipating industry needs, collaborating with stakeholders, and developing and delivering pertinent technical content. 

Leadership Development 

Create opportunities for members to improve critical leadership skills, to build a network of industry professionals, and to develop the next generation of automation professionals.   

Technical Education and Certification 

Become the recognized leader in automation and control education, providing training, certifications, and publications to prepare the workforce to address technology changes and industry challenges in the most flexible and relevant ways. 


Grow membership by enhancing member value and expanding engagement opportunities. 


Vision, Mission, and Values 

New Year, New Mission 

During our Executive Summit in August, the Executive Board and staff leaders considered whether the ISA vision, mission, and values still reflected the organization’s direction and goals. ​

​We found that the vision—Create a better world through automation—should remain as it is. It does a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of our work. ​

​The mission, we found, needed a little tweaking. For some time, our mission had been:​ 

“Advance technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence.”​ 

​The new version reads: “Empowering the global automation community through standards and knowledge sharing.”​ 

We believe this revision better captures our goals and direction. Not just to connect the automation community, but to empower the automation community. Rather than technical competence and operational excellence, our focus is on standards and knowledge sharing. We feel this revised mission is better suited to describe the reason why ISA exists, who we serve, and how we do it better than anyone else. 

Our values remain unchanged:  

  • Excellence—We provide industry leading unbiased content developed and vetted by a community of experts 
  • Integrity—We act with honesty, integrity, and trust—respecting others in all that we do 
  • Diversity and Inclusion—We are committed to being a global, diverse, and inclusive organization 
  • Collaboration—We seek out opportunities to work together for the benefit of the Society, its members, and our profession 
  • Professionalism—We uphold the highest standards of competence and skill in everything we do 

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Knowledge Sharing


Setting the Standard for Automation™

For more than 75 years, ISA has developed standards that represent leading industrial automation and cybersecurity practices. As an ANSI- accredited standards developer, ISA is committed to an open, consensus-based process. 



3,500+ Volunteers

40 Countries represented    

14 Standards committees    

138 Published standards    

20 Recommended practices    

63 Technical reports 


Published This Year:

  • ISA.5.1, Instrumentation Symbols and Identification  
  • ISA-TR18.2.5, Alarm System Monitoring, Assessment, and Auditing
  • ISA-TR84.00.02, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification of Safety Instrumented Functions  
  • ISA-TR88.00.02, Machine and Unit States: An implementation example of ISA-88.00.01  
  • ISA-96.06.01, Guidelines for the Specification of Self-Contained Electro-Hydraulic Valve Actuators
  • ISA-TR96.05.02, In-Situ Proof Testing of Automated Valves
  • ISA-TR101.01, HMI Philosophy 

New Topics This Year: 

  • Digitalization of Alarm Management – ISA18
  • Use of Digital Information Management Needed to Effectively Manage Functional Safety – ISA84
  • Security Profiles for Electric Energy OT Control Systems – ISA99


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Number of Trainees: 8,343

31% North America
15% Asia & Pacific
22% Europe
4% Latin America & Caribbean  
9% Middle East and Africa
19% Unknown



New This Year


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Credentials: Certifications and Certificate Programs

Credential Name Current Holders New in 2022
CAP-Logo-300px Certified Automation Professional (CAP®) 622 11
CAP-Assoc-logo Certified Automation Professional Associate 57 2
CCST-Logo-300px Certified Control System Technician® (CCST ®) Level 1 1,305 75
CCST-Specialist-Logo-300px Certified Control System Technician (CCST) Level 2—Specialist 401 16
CCST-Master-Logo-300px Certified Control System Technician (CCST) Level 3—Master 335 3
CST-Associate-Logo-125px Control Systems Technician Associate 134 1
Automation-Project-Management-Specialist-web125 Automation Project Management Specialist 20 13
SIS-1 Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Fundamentals Specialist 207 27
SIS-2 Certificate 2: ISA/IEC 61511 SIL Selection Specialist 54 12
SIS-3 Certificate 3: ISA/IEC 61511 SIL Verification Specialist 39 7
SIS-expert ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Expert 104 40
ISA Cybersecurity Certificate Badges-05 Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist 1,785 482
cybersecurity-risk-badge Certificate 2: ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Specialist 791 252
cybersecurity-design-badge Certificate 3: ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Design Specialist 500 201
cybersecurity-maintenance-badge Certificate 4: ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Maintenance Specialist 419 169
Cybersecurity-Expert-Badge_200px ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Expert 460 166


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ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA)


The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) is a collaborative forum to advance OT cybersecurity awareness, education, readiness, standardization, and knowledge sharing. 

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance is made up of 50+ member companies and industry groups, representing more than $1.3 trillion in aggregate revenue across more than 2,400 combined worldwide locations. Automation and cybersecurity provider members serve 31 different industries, underscoring the broad applicability of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards.   

Major accomplishments in 2022 include:  

  • New York state legislators to include cybersecurity requirements based on ISA/IEC 62443 to the Critical Infrastructure Standards and Procedures (CRISP) Act  
  • Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published Cross-Sector Performance Goals (CPG) document that references ISA/IEC 62443 
  • ISA/IEC 62443 and ISASecure® are now referenced in the latest edition of the National Electric Code published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Malaysia has agreed to adopt ISA/IEC 62443 as a national standard
  • ISAGCA leadership testified before US Congress about the program’s ICS4ICS effort: the Incident Command System for Industrial Control Systems 

Read the full 2022 year in review for ISAGCA here.

ISAGCA Members include:  

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In addition to ISAGCA and ICS4ICS described above, three additional consortia offer research and conformity assessment services in the fields of cybersecurity and wireless interoperability. 


ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity certification of COTS products, supplier development processes and automation at asset owner operating sites.

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ISA100 Wireless

Assured interoperability for wireless products conforming to the ISA100.11a (IEC 62734) international wireless standard.

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Research and development on automation and cybersecurity for the oil and gas industry. 

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Thought Leadership

ISA and its community of subject matter experts are the leading voices in industrial automation and cybersecurity.

Whether it’s through events, books, e-magazines, or industry media, ISA presents thoughtful commentary and technical guidance.  


Total registrations:

US audience:
2,545 (23%) 

International audience:
8,432 (77%) 

2022 events and webinars were held both virtually and in person, with locations all over the world:


Net Zero Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia, 20 October​
  • Registrations: 750​

Cybersecurity Standards Implementation Conference (CSIC)

  • United States, 26 October​
  • Virtual registrations: 737
  • In-person registrations: 16 in person​
  • Registrations: 374​

IIoT and Smart Manufacturing


  • United States, 30 March​
  • Registrations: 1,045

IoT Solutions  World Congress

  • Barcelona, 10–12 May​
  • Registrations: 1,328​


  • Registrations: 1,328

Digital ​ Transformation​

Digital Transformation Virtual Conference—Brazil

  • Date: 29 March​
  • Registrations: 1,017​ 

Digital Transformation Conference—US

  • Dates: 28 May & 13 October​
  • In-person Registrations: 42
  • Virtual Registrations: 424

Digital Transformation Virtual Conference—Malaysia

  • Date: 5 October​
  • Registrations: 856
  • Training Registrations: 19


  • Registrations: 221​ 

Automation & Leadership  Conference​ (ALC)

  • Location: United States​
  • Dates: 7-9 November​
  • Training​ Registrations: 5
  • Virtual Registrations: 621
  • In-Person​ Registrations: 228
  • Webinar Registrations: 2,601​ (topic: process) 

40+ entities have sponsored ISA events including:  

  • 1898 & Co. (part of Burns & McDonnell) 
  • ABB 
  • Abyss Solutions 
  • AVF Solutions - Swagelok 
  • Claroty 
  • Coalition for Open Process Automation 
  • Copia Automation Inc. 
  • Dragos, Inc. 
  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company 
  • Finite State IO 
  • Fortinet, Inc. 
  • Foxboro 
  • HighByte, Inc. 
  • HIMA 
  • HiveMQ 
  • Intel Corporation 
  • mCloud Technologies Corp 
  • Meerza Resources 
  • Nozomi Networks 
  • Opto 22 
  • Patterson-UTI 
  • Phoenix Contact Inc. 
  • Inc
  • Stahl, Inc.
  • Red Lion Controls, Inc.
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Schneider Electric U.S.
  • Sedia Teguh
  • Siemens
  • SignalFire Wireless Telemetry
  • Verve Industrial Protection
  • Wood
  • Yokogawa 


By the Numbers  

288 In-person Registrants

621 Virtual Registrants

43 Speakers

20 Sponsors

2 Training Sessions


ALC: An Award-winning Event  

The ISA Automation & Leadership Conference is the first-place winner in two categories at the annual vFairs Eventeer Awards: Best in Class Hybrid Event and Best Use of Mobile App. The event was also a runner up in the Best Use of Gamification category.  





InTech Magazine

6 Issues (print and digital) 
58 Original articles 
50,000 Subscribers 
4 InTech FOCUS ebooks 

InTech Webpages  

186,621 Users 
441,663 Page Views 

InTech Plus

25 Newsletters  
120,000 Subscribers

Topic and Number of Newsletters 

26 Issues: Automation Insights 
16 Issues: Factory Automation 
15 Issues: Process Automation 
11 Issues: Connectivity & Cybersecurity
16 Issues: IIoT & Smart Manufacturing

Website Data 

1,347,773 Users 
3,198,069 Page views 
132,000 Subscribers 
2,700+ News, products, and features stories published 


  • AUTOMATION 2022: IIoT & Industry 4.0 – February 
  • AUTOMATION 2022: Cybersecurity & Connectivity – April 
  • AUTOMATION 2022: IIoT & Industry 4.0 – June 
  • AUTOMATION 2022: Industrial Automation Trends – August 
  • AUTOMATION 2022: Cybersecurity & Connectivity – October
  • AUTOMATION 2022: IIoT & Industry 4.0 – December 

Webinars Topics & Registrations 

1,027 Registrants: Cybersecurity 
593 Registrants: IIoT & Smart Manufacturing 
576 Registrants: Process Automation

Media and PR

26 Total media placements in 2022  
85% Year over year increase in placements
5,473 Total media mentions of ISA and ISA/IEC 62443 in 2022, including the following publications and media outlets: 
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Professional Members: 13,813
11% increase over 2021

Region 2022 2021 Increase/
North America 70.34%  69.96% 0.38% 
Latin America and the Caribbean 3.63%  3.67%  -0.05% 
Middle East and Africa 5.22%  5.11%  0.11% 
Europe 7.99%  9.30%  -1.30% 
Asia and the Pacific 12.82% 11.96%  0.86% 

Student Members: 2,643
9.85% increase over 2021 

Region 2022 2021 Increase/
North America 32.95% 32.75% 0.20%
Latin America and the Caribbean 11.01% 4.53% 6.48%
Middle East and Africa 3.29% 6.77%  -3.48% 
Europe 9.61% 12.51%  -2.90% 
Asia and the Pacific 43.13% 43.43% -0.30% 

Sections and Divisions

Technical Divisions  

On average, each division hosted 6 ISA Connect Live and 3 OnPoint programs  

  • Connect Live Definition: Technical discussion and networking in a live, virtual setting
  • OnPoint Definition: Division-led technical presentations delivering on-topic, on-time, on-demand content to ISA members
  • Visit the OnPoint in File library 

11 Average number of volunteer leaders involved in each division

2,754 Average number of members per division


Collaboration with Divisions 

The Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division worked with ISA staff to create the first-ever “division lead” issue of InTech in August. It was a great opportunity for members and staff to collaborate to provide a holistic view of what’s happening in smart manufacturing. And in October, the Mining and Metals Division wrote the InTech cover story.  


Geographic Sections  

108 Sections in 31 countries  

80 Student sections  

9 is the average number of volunteers operating a section

85% of sections had 3 or more activities for members to engage 


Young Professionals  

ISA Young Professionals (YP) is an inclusive community where young professionals under the age of 35 can make an impact and influence the future of automation. The Young Professionals held 6 ISA Connect Live programs, and met in person at the first dedicated YP reception at the Automation and Leadership Conference.  

1,566 Number of members designated as Young Professional

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Celebrating Excellence Recognitions 

  • Excellence in Technical Innovation 
    Uday Sheorey | Nagpur, MH, IN 
  • Excellence in Corporate Technical Innovation 
    BBA Canada | Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC, CN 
  • Excellence in Technical Presentation  
    Brad Carlberg | BSC Engineering | Hoodsport, WA, US 
  • Excellence in Education 
    Cesar de Prada Moraga | Universidad De Valladolid College | Valladolid, SP, ES 
  • Mentoring Excellence 
    Richard Tunstall | Lee College | Baytown, TX, US 
  • Excellence in Enduring Service 
    Mary Cannon | Houston, TX, US 
    Philip Evans | Shaw| Calgary, AB, CN 
  • Excellence in Society Service 
    Jose Salinas | Mexico City, MX 
  • Division Excellence 
    Water and Wastewater Industries Division 
  • Division Leader Excellence 
    Simon Lucchini | Shaw | Calgary, AB, CN 
  • Section Excellence
    Spain Section 
  • Section Leader Excellence
    H.S. Pansare | Logicon Technosolutions Pvt Ltd. | Pune, MH, IN 
  • Standards Excellence
    Angela Summers | SIS Tech Solutions | Houston, TX, US 
  • Volunteer Leader of the Year
    Bradley Churchman | Katy, TX, US 

Education Scholarship 

57,000 USD Total amount awarded

19 Total number of recipients awarded 

Region of Recipients: 

  • 2-Year Undergraduates  
    • (2) North America
  • 4-Year Undergraduates 
    • (10) Asia and the Pacific
    • (1) North America
  • Graduate/Masters
    • (1) Asia and the Pacific
    • (1) Europe
    • (4) North America 
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Social Media

Followers by Social Media Platform: 

373,257 on Facebook

120,215 on LinkedIn 

10,280 on Instagram   

24,744 on Twitter

5,276 on Pinterest 

12,900 on YouTube   

1,413 on TikTok

International Automation Professionals Day – 28 April

In 2022, we came up with a great new idea to celebrate a holiday of our own invention… International Automation Professionals Day!

ISA chose the 28th of April for this celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the organization’s founding on 28 April 1945.

We asked you to show your pride and post videos and photos of yourself working as an automation professional, wearing ISA apparel, and interacting with others in our community. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with well over 200 posts on social media from members all over the world.

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ISA Connect

Connect Resized

A new version of ISA Connect—our exclusive, members-only community—was launched in 2022, with a much-improved user experience and new homepages for division activities. ISA Connect is your space to engage in technical discussions, build your professional network, and enhance your personal profile.

User Activity: 

39,942 Total user logins
7,339Unique users logged in 
1,272 Total discussion posts   
394 Number of unique contributors

Top 10 content tags: 
  • Instrumentation 
  • Oil and Gas 
  • Connectivity and Cybersecurity 
  • Operations and Management 
  • Process Safety 
  • Power and Energy 
  • Smart Manufacturing 
  • Continuous and Batch Processing 
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) 
  • Chemical 
ISA Connect available on mobile  

Financials (Unaudited)

2022 Operational Net

Actual USD 49,335
Budget USD -2,260,777
Revenue USD 15,352,964
Expenses USD 15,303,629


Current Assets USD 9,708,969
Marketable Securities USD 35,383,978
Fixed Assets USD 3,399,835
Subsidiary and Other Assets USD 1,410,930
Total Assets USD 49,903,712

Liabilities and Net Assets

Total Liabilities USD 10,245,355
Net Assets USD 44,485,499
YTD Surplus/(Deficit) USD (4,827,142)
Total Liabilities and Net Assets USD 49,903,712