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Movers and Shakers


Movers and Shakers highlights the career advancements and accomplishments of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced two appointments. Ed Manns has joined the Society as managing director, external affairs. For this position, Manns will oversee corporate engagement and advocacy activities.

Previously, Manns has held positions at the SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). He has also served as a leader in the standardization community, with several terms on the ANSI Board of Directors.

“Ed Manns brings significant depth of expertise to ISA across many functional areas. Because he has held leadership positions at a number of different standards developing organizations (SDOs), trade associations, and professional societies, he understands how to position ISA for maximum impact and growth with public- and private-sector stakeholders,” said Claire Fallon, executive director of ISA. “He undoubtedly will have a tremendous impact on ISA.”

ISA has also announced the promotion of Andrea Holovach to managing director, governance and membership. In her expanded role, Holovach will be increasing her part in providing parliamentary guidance, working more closely with outside legal counsel, leading revisions to policies, and assuming the role of oversight of Conduct Review Committees. 

Prior to her work with ISA, Holovach worked for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, serving as senior manager of regions, sections, and student chapters.


The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Kenneth R. Bradbury as the new editor-in-chief of NGWA’s flagship publication, Groundwater.

A professional hydrogeologist, Bradbury has more than 40 years of experience working in the groundwater industry, and his research and publications have covered various elements of groundwater science. Among his research topics, Bradbury has investigated virus transport in groundwater, groundwater flow in fractured rocks, and aquitard hydrogeology, among other topics.

He has served as Wisconsin’s state geologist director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. In 2023, Bradbury received the inaugural Schwartz Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Education from the Geological Society of America.

“The National Ground Water Association is thrilled to have Ken take over as the next editor-in-chief of Groundwater,” said Thad Plumley, NGWA director of publications. “Ken follows in a long line of outstanding editors who have made Groundwater the top scientific journal in the world focusing exclusively on groundwater. I’m excited to see where the publication goes with Ken.”

“I’m honored to be named the new editor-in-chief for Groundwater,” said Bradbury. “Groundwater continues to prove itself as an indispensable resource in our field and I’m excited to work alongside our talented team to keep publishing meaningful and impactful research.”

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