Professional Associations

Professional Associations

POND Technical stays engaged in the local community through the following organizations and efforts.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE):

Many employees at POND Technical are Members of ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, which is an independent organization led by the world’s top pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals providing an inviting and neutral environment for experts, technologists, regulators, consultants and students to exchange ideas and practical experience. Founded in 1980, ISPE is now world’s largest not-for-profit association serving over 24,000 Members in 90 different countries. ISPE’s core purpose is to prepare technical professionals to lead global change and innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing sciences and technology. As a vibrant community, ISPE’s Members work together to improve the industry, while helping to develop innovative professionals globally in an effort to achieve technical and operational excellence in the pharmaceutical industry. To learn more, visit


Northeast Gas Association (NGA):

The NGA is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, operations, planning, and increasing public awareness of natural gas in the Northeast U.S. NGA represents natural gas distribution companies, transmission companies, liquefied natural gas importers, and associate member companies. These companies provide natural gas to over 9.5 million customers in eight states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont). Established on January 1, 2003, its predecessor organizations were The New England Gas Association (founded in 1926) and the New York Gas Group (founded in 1973). To learn more, please visit


Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI):

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost effective ways of doing business. Founded in 1915, TAPPI has grown into the world’s largest professional association serving the pulp, paper, converting and packaging industries. TAPPI’s members look to the association for information, education, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. For over 90 years, TAPPI has been a resource and a solution for the entire industry, helping members and countless individuals and companies throughout the global pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industry advance to a higher level of performance. To learn more, please visit


International Society of Automation (ISA):

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation 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 ( To learn more, please visit


Project Management Institute (PMI):

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries. Our worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by our globally recognized standards and credentials, our extensive research program, and our professional development opportunities. These products and services are the basis of greater recognition and acceptance of project management’s successful role in governments, organizations, academia and industries. To learn more, please visit


Fieldbus Foundation:

From its inception Fieldbus Foundation, a not-for-profit trade consortium representing the major process automation industry suppliers and end users worldwide, has taken a leadership role in the development of fieldbus digital communications and integrated system architecture based on regional and international standards. The foundation’s history is one of growth and achievement, as fieldbus-based control solutions have gained widespread acceptance in the global automation marketplace. To learn more, please visit


HART Foundation:

The HART Communication Foundation is an international, not-for-profit membership organization, is the technology owner and standards setting body for the HART Communication Protocol, the global standard for smart instrument communication. Established in 1993, the Foundation is the central authority on the HART Protocol providing worldwide support for application of HART technology and ensuring that the technology is openly available for the benefit of the industry. The Foundation manages and controls the HART standards including new technology developments and enhancements that benefit and support the needs of the industry. To learn more, please visit