Biography


Eric C. Cosman
Engineering Solutions IT Consultant
The Dow Chemical Company

Eric C. Cosman is a Consulting Engineer with The Dow Chemical Company, specializing in the application of Information Technology to all areas of Manufacturing and Engineering. His responsibilities include the definition of policies and practices, system and technical architecture, and technology management and integration planning processes for manufacturing and engineering systems globally. With over thirty years of experience, Eric has held positions in both Canada and the United States in areas including Process Engineering, Process Systems Software Development, Telecommunications, IT Operations, Architecture Definition and Consulting.

Eric has represented Dow and the chemical sector on various standards committees, industry focus groups and advisory panels. He has written and spoken on topics such as technology lifecycle management and the use of standards as a basis for a manufacturing information systems architecture in support of operational excellence.

Eric is an industry leader in the area of industrial systems cyber security, with a specific emphasis of the implications for manufacturing operations. He is a founding member and the current co-chairman of the ISA99 committee on industrial automation and control systems security and the Vice President of standards and practices at the International Society for Automation (ISA). He has been a member of the Steering Team for the Chemical Sector Cyber Security program which is associated with the American Chemistry Council, and represents the chemical sector coordinating council in the Industry Control Systems Joint working group with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was one of the authors of the Chemical Sector Cyber Security strategy for the U.S., originally published in 2002 and updated in 2006.