Paul Gruhn, aeSolutions Global Functional Safety Consultant, Appointed as ISA84 Co-Chair

PaulGruhnGreenville, South Carolina, USA – August 30, 2016 – aeSolutions is pleased to announce the recent co-chair appointment of Paul Gruhn to the ISA84 Committee. The ISA84 Committee develops standards and technical reports for use in applying Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Systems (E/E/PES) in process safety applications.

As co-chair, Gruhn will help build consensus among participants on ISA84 standards interpretations and modifications, ensure that the committee operates within its scope and purpose, and set goals and deadlines for the committee.

“The ISA organization aligns well with our mission to continuously improve the process safety performance of industry. The ISA84 standards are foundational to our integrated business model and the lifecycle solutions we deliver,” stated aeSolutions CEO Kathy Shell. “We are thrilled that Paul will be furthering ISA’s efforts in a leadership position on the ISA84 Committee.  He has the full backing of our entire organization, myself and our founders, Mike Scott and Ken O’Malley.”

Paul Gruhn is a Global Functional Safety Consultant with aeSolutions in Houston, Texas. Paul is an ISA Life Fellow, a member of the ISA 84 standards committee for 26 years, the developer and instructor of ISA courses on safety systems, the author of two ISA textbooks, many articles, and the developer of the first commercial safety system software modeling program. Paul has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, and both a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and an ISA 84 Safety Instrumented Systems Expert.


About aeSolutions

In business since 1998, aeSolutions ( is a process safety consulting, engineering and automation company that provides process safety lifecycle solutions and tools. They focus on helping clients close the functional safety loop and achieve their risk management objectives through process risk management, engineering automation, industrial cybersecurity, safety instrumented systems, process control system design, and related operations and integrity management systems.


About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (


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