Grantek’s Sam Russem Named Director-Elect for the ISA’s Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division
May 2, 2023
Sam Russem, Senior Director of Smart Manufacturing Solutions at Grantek has been named Director-Elect for the International Society of Automation (ISA) Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division. In this leadership role, Sam will help guide ISA as the organization continues to be a globally trusted provider of foundational standards-based technical resources for the automation industry. ISA strives to build a better world through automation.
The Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (also known as FPID) is organized within the Industry and Sciences Department of ISA. The Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division is the Division for sharing and understanding the latest technology for sensor, instrument, equipment, automation, computer-system, and software application for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains.
Sam leads Grantek’s Smart Manufacturing Solutions team. The Smart Manufacturing Solutions team is critical to the success of Grantek’s Strategic Business Development group, and Sam’s experience across various aspects of Grantek’s business make him an ideal choice to lead this initiative. Sam has been with Grantek for over 14 years, he is currently Grantek’s Senior Director of Smart Manufacturing Solutions. In 2021, Sam was named an Engineering Leader Under 40 by Control Engineering Magazine.
ISA (isa.org) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization 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.
For over 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek is a system integrator and solution provider with a specialization in Smart Manufacturing solutions, Manufacturing Automation solutions, Industrial IT/Cybersecurity solutions and Manufacturing Consulting services.