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This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

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Steve Mustard

Steve Mustard

Steve Mustard is an independent automation consultant and a subject matter expert of the International Society of Automation (ISA). Backed by more than 30 years of engineering experience, Mustard specializes in the development and management of real-time embedded equipment and automation systems. He serves as president of National Automation, Inc., and served as the 2021 president of ISA. Mustard is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Kansas, a UK registered Chartered Engineer, a European registered Eur Ing, an ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), a certified Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional (GICSP), and a Certified Mission Critical Professional. He also is a Fellow in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of ISA, a member of the Safety and Security Committee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a board member of the Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA), and a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Recent Posts:

Tempus Fugit

“But after a while You realize time flies And the best thing that you can do Is take whatever comes ...
Steve Mustard Dec 14, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Patience for Success

“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasow
Steve Mustard Nov 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

“The five most efficient cyber defenders are: Anticipation, Education, Detection, Reaction and Resil...
Steve Mustard Oct 15, 2021 5:30:00 AM

The Win-Win Game

“It never seemed a threat to my masculinity He only introduced me to a wider reality.” - Neil Peart
Steve Mustard Sep 14, 2021 5:30:00 AM

No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Required

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Steve Mustard Aug 17, 2021 5:30:00 AM

My Commitment to Be a Lifelong Learner

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” - Albert Einstein
Steve Mustard Jul 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM

The New Normal

“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing ...
Steve Mustard Jun 15, 2021 5:30:00 AM

The Fruits of Your Labors

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
Steve Mustard May 28, 2021 5:30:00 AM

ISA President's Column: The Odyssey

The 2021 International Society of Automation (ISA) President Steve Mustard is featured monthly on th...
Steve Mustard Apr 19, 2021 9:22:42 AM

ISA President's Column: Virtually Free

The 2021 International Society of Automation (ISA) President Steve Mustard is featured monthly on th...
Steve Mustard Mar 12, 2021 5:00:00 AM

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