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Brent Shumaker of AMS Named Fellow of International Society of Automation
Dan Forrest-Bank
Monday, July 24, 2017
Brent D. Shumaker, Senior Engineering Manager at Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS), was recently elevated to the grade of Fellow by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Elevation to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow is granted to ISA Senior Members in recognition of their outstanding achievements in scientific or engineering fields as recognized by ISA peers. Mr. Shumaker was awarded ISA Fellow in the Power Industry Division for his significant contributions to the development and implementation of online technologies to assess the health and remaining useful life of critical components in nuclear power plants.
AMS is an award-winning nuclear technology consulting and testing firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee (USA), where Mr. Shumaker has worked as a full-time engineer since 2001. A Certified LabVIEW Developer, he is co-author of 6 U.S. patents, and is the author or co-author of more than 50 journal articles and industry publications, including standards for the International Society of Automation (ISA) and reports for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Mr. Shumaker has participated in numerous industry conferences and international activities for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and was recently elected as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Human Factors Instrumentation and Controls Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
Mr. Shumaker will be presented with the ISA Fellow award at the 55th ISA Honors & Awards Gala, an annual event honoring individuals for their contributions to and advancement of automation across all industries. This year’s gala will be held on October 29, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, Florida.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
Established in 1977 and headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, with representatives in Austria, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, AMS is the nuclear industry’s first choice for instrumentation and control (I&C) system testing equipment, training, and services. A recognized market leader in testing and verifying the performance of process I&C systems in almost all of the nuclear power plants operating in the United States as well as many in Europe and Asia, AMS maintains a worldwide list of clientele and collaborates with a number of national and international organizations such as the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, Department of Defense, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Electrotechnical Commission, and the International Society of Automation. The AMS technology campus spans over 100,000 square feet of office, laboratory, testing, training, and expansion space. The company is staffed by a core group of engineers and scientists with B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees in nuclear, electrical, mechanical, chemical, computer, and material engineering.


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