ISN Names New Chief Executive Officer Under Transition Plan

Brian Callahan will lead the Dallas-based global provider of contractor and supplier information management, succeeding ISN co-founder and former CEO Joe Eastin, who now is Executive Chairman.

ISN, the Dallas-based global provider of contractor and supplier information management, has named Brian Callahan as chief executive officer as part of a planned leadership transition.

The company said Callahan succeeds Joe Eastin, who now serves as executive chairman.

In a recent statement, the newly appointed CEO of ISN expressed deep honor and gratitude for the opportunity to lead the company, acknowledging the significant influence and mentorship of Eastin. 

“I am grateful to Joe Eastin for his leadership, mentorship, and friendship over the past 20 years and look forward to working with him in his new role as Executive Chairman,” said Callahan, calling Eastin a “remarkable person and an inspiring entrepreneur.”

Callahan noted his long-standing connection with ISN since 2004 and the company’s substantial growth and evolution during this period. “I have been extremely fortunate to work with and learn from such a talented and dedicated team of ISNers and passionate and insightful customers.”

Callahan said he’s committed to continuing the example set by Eastin to provide “the highest level of customer service today, while innovating for tomorrow.”

The new CEO served as president and chief operating officer since 2018, as COO since 2016, and as executive vice president since 2013, the company said.

Eastin co-founded ISN in 2001 to solve an industry need to track employee-level trainings and qualifications for contractors working for operators in the pipeline industry.

“Over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of working with some of the most talented, passionate, and dedicated people I have ever met,” Eastin said in a statement.
“Together, we have built a company that is not only successful, but also meaningful.”

He adds: “I am most excited about our future and am honored to continue to serve ISN as Executive Chairman. I have no doubt our CEO role is in good hands with Brian Callahan.”

Eastin called Callahan a “proven leader, a strategic thinker, and a visionary,” and noted the new CEO has been a partner and friend for more than 20 years. “I have seen him grow and excel in every role he has taken on,” he said.

With 14 offices around the world, ISN said it supports customers across more than 85 countries in various industries, including steel, mining, pharmaceuticals, paper and packaging, food, beverage, and automotive.

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