The Writings of our columnists and editorial staff

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Editor in Chief

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Publisher/VP Content

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Executive Editor

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Senior Technical Editor


John Rezabek

Process Control Specialist



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Ian Verhappen

Automation Professional

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Columnist and Control Consultant

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"Ask The Experts" is moderated on by noted process control authority and Control Columnist Béla Lipták. Lipták either answers the questions himself, or brings in one or more experts from his cadre of co-authors that worked with him on the Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answers to your questions here.

Nancy Bartels

Former Managing Editor

Other Voices

Articles contributed by industry experts and staff writers from our sister publications.

FDT Connections

Contributed articles by The FDT Group.

Magazine Exclusive

We can only fit so much in our print issue, but online we can offer you so much more.

Technology Roundups

Control editors have done the research for you. We've boiled down all the marketing hoopla from product information descriptions and turned them into something useful. Check out our collection of product roundups compiled here at and find the software, hardware, machine components and devices you need quickly and easily.

Blogs & Cartoons, Columnists & Contributors

Control Talk Blog

The Control Talk Blog provides guidance from a user's viewpoint on the design of automation systems, equipment, and piping for process control improvement. Details are offered on the selection and installation of PID controllers, control valves, variable speed drives, and measurements to maximize loop performance. The goal is an advancement of the profession by sharing conceptual principle based knowledge.

Off-site Insights Blog

Off-site Insights Blog by Digital Engagement Manager Amanda Del Buono offers a break from our normal process automation control coverage to take a look at how the technology you use at work is utilized in unique and innovative ways across other industries and throughout our everyday world.

Unfettered Blog

Control Systems Cybersecurity Expert Joseph M. Weiss is an international authority on cybersecurity, control systems and system security. Weiss weighs in on cybersecurity, science and technology, security emerging threats and more.

In and Out of Control Blog

Managing Editor Nancy Bartels explores some of the latest happenings in the larger world of engineering science. In and Out of Control takes a look at the worlds of process and factory automation and beyond to see how engineering has had its fingers in many of the most important developments in the world, both in the past and the present.

Controlling Interests Editors' Blog

Control's editors weigh in with timely insights and tidbits on goings-on in the process automation world, mostly news and technology but also interesting perspectives gleaned from our daily conversations with end users and the challenges of the craft.

The Great Kanduski Blog: Best Practices in Industrial Networking

Ian Verhappen, a.k.a "The Great Kanduski," has 25+ years experience in instrumentation, controls and automation. He joins the editors of Control, Control Design and Industrial Networking to offer his perspectives and experiences on networks (including IP based ones), fieldbuses, wireless, and anything that has to do with field level devices (including process analysers).

Out of Control Cartoons

Ted Williams, Control's resident cartoonist, sketches the light side of the trials and tribulations of life as a process engineer.