AWWA deputy executive director to lead global ISA

Rob Renner, deputy executive director of the American Water Works Association since 1996, has been named the next executive director of the Instrumentation, System and Automation Society.


DENVER, April 1, 2004 -- Rob Renner, deputy executive director of the American Water Works Association since 1996, has been named the next executive director of the Instrumentation, System and Automation Society. He will end his AWWA service following the Annual Conference and Exposition in June.

"AWWA has benefited from Rob's service first as a volunteer and then as a key member of the staff and we are sorry to see him go," said Jack Hoffbuhr, AWWA executive director. "He will make an excellent executive director."

Renner joined AWWA's staff after more than 20 years of hands-on and consulting experience in helping utilities optimize treatment plant performance and assisting with management and administrative issues. He had been active in AWWA since becoming a member in 1976, having conducted conference seminars, made presentations at AWWA satellite teleconferences, and served in several volunteer capacities.

Headquartered in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, ISA is a global, nonprofit, educational organization with 38,000 members. Founded in 1945, ISA fosters advancements in theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and automation; publishes magazines, books, and standards; and offers training and professional development programs.

"My involvement with AWWA has given me continual opportunities to work with outstanding water professionals volunteers and staff," Renner said. "I have known ISA for some 24 years and have great respect for what the Society has accomplished. ISA's history and strength present many opportunities, and I am looking forward to taking responsibility for moving the Society forward."

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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