From Don Zee
Dear ISA Member,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Gouhin as ISA’s Executive Director. At a special meeting of ISA’s Executive Board today, the Board accepted Pat’s nomination from the Search Committee and appointed him to the position. Pat will join the ISA staff on 3 January 2006.
Pat currently is the Chief Operating Officer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In his 15-year tenure with AIAA, he was responsible for developing organizational strategies; launching numerous new ventures; enhancing the effectiveness of publishing, training, and student programs; and conceiving strategic marketing and communications programs.
Pat has a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from The Ohio State University and a master’s in engineering management from George Washington University.
Pat’s extensive experience and successes in engineering association leadership, coupled with his educational background, made him a clear choice for this position. His work as a “change agent” at AIAA in a variety of situations is ideal for what we face in our exciting initiatives to re-establish our position in the automation community. Your Board and I sincerely believe that Pat can work effectively with our leadership, members, customers, and staff to lead the organization to new successes in setting the standard for automation.
I want to thank the Search Committee members for their contributions and commitment that resulted in the selection of Pat.
These are exciting times for our organization and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Pat, his wife Terry, and children Nicole and Michelle into our ISA family.
Don W. Zee
Congratulations to ISA, and here’s hoping Pat can act as the “CHANGE AGENT” ISA needs.
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