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ISA Honors & Awards Gala Award Winners Announced
Research Triangle Park, NC (21 August 2007) - ISA is proud to announce the Honors and Awards Gala 2007 honorees, and extends congratulations and thanks to these extraordinary individuals. The ISA Honors and Awards Gala will be held in conjunction with ISA EXPO at the Hyatt Regency Houston, Houston, Texas, on 1 October 2007. This prestigious black-tie event will honor the following individuals for their contributions to and advancement of the automation industry.
2007 Honors & Awards Recipients:
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Citation: For his lifetime commitment to advancing measurement science, standards, and technology that promote innovation, enhance industrial competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.
Life Achievement Award
K. Arvid Johanson
Retired (Union Carbide Corporation), Richmond, Texas, USA
Citation: In recognition of sustained dedication to ISA and the instrumentation, systems, and automation community through his technical knowledge, publications, and leadership skills.
Romel S. Bhullar
Orange County Section, Fluor Corporation, Carlsbad, California, USA In recognition of the development and implementation of advanced control strategies.
Dale P. Evely
Birmingham Section, Southern Company Services, Inc., Moody, Alabama, USA In recognition of the development of control strategies for coal-fired selective catalytic reduction systems.
Edward M. Marszal
Columbus Section, Kenexis, Columbus, Ohio, USA In recognition of advancement of Safety Instrumented Systems.
Donald P. Mayeaux
Baton Rouge Section, A Plus Corporation, Gonzales, Louisiana, USA In recognition of contributions in the field of process analytical sampling systems.
David W. Spitzer
New York Section, Spitzer and Boyes LLC, Chestnut Ridge, New York, USA In recognition of contributions to flow measurement and variable speed drives for process control.
Harold L. Wade, Ph.D.
Houston Section, Wade Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA In recognition of advancements in control loop simulation.
Allan J. Zadiraka
ISA Power Industry Division, The Babcock & Wilcox Co, Barberton, Ohio, USA In recognition of the development of instrumentation and control for low emission boiler systems.
Douglas H. Annin Award
Gary K. Law
Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, USA
Citation: For design and development of a safety instrumented system logic solver that is built into a basic process control system input/output card.
Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award
C.D. Feng, Ph.D.
Emerson Process Management, Rosemount Analytical, Inc., Liquid Division, Irvine, California, USA
Citation: For the research and development of advanced electrochemical sensing and instrumentation.
Donald P. Eckman Education Award
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Ph.D.
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
Citation: For outstanding contributions to education and training in the science, engineering and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation.
Albert F. Sperry Founder Award
Howard P. Zinschlag
Retired (MEMC Electronic Material, Inc.), Chesterfield, Missouri, USA
Citation: For outstanding technical contributions and leadership in the silicon industry and, in particular, for his pioneering computer automation of silicon crystal pullers for the growth of single crystal silicon ingots for the semiconductor industry.
UOP Technology Award
Donald P. Mayeaux
A Plus Corporation, Gonzales, Louisiana, USA
Citation: For significant contributions, including more than 20 patents, to meet the sample conditioning system needs of the analytical instruments industry.
Golden Achievement Award
Eoin Ó Riain
Ireland Section, Read-out Publications, Conamara, Co Galway, Ireland John C. Querido Orange County Section, Jontec Systems, Inc., Laguna Hills, California, USA Marjorie A. Widmeyer Northern California Section, Consultant, Poulsbo, Washington, USA
Distinguished Society Service
Gary L. Campbell, CCST, III
Central Arizona Section, Waston Laboratories, Inc., Phoenix Arizona, USA William H. Comer ISA Aerospace Industries and Test Measurement Divisions, Micro Craft & Calspan, Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA Eamon Creech Ireland Section, Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd., Little Island, Co Cork, Ireland Ronald V. Migliorini England Section, Emerson Process Management, West Sussex, UK Charles W. Morris Birmingham Section, Control and Power, Birmingham, Alabama, USA Brian T. Smith Sarnia Section, NOVA Chemicals, Sarnia, Ontaria, Canada Steven J. Valdez New Jersey Section, Eastern Controls, Inc., Paramus, New Jersey, USA
Emerging Leader Award
Aubri C. Barnett Buchanan
Aerospace Industries Division, NASA Stennis Space Center/University of Southern Mississippi, Hattisburg, Mississippi, USA Dawn MacKerron Boston Section, Applied Motion Solutions, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA David J. Robinson Edmonton Section, Samson Controls, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada Shari Worthington ISA Management Division, Telesian Technology, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Excellence in Documentation Award
Co-authors of the paper "Improving PID Control with Unreliable Communications," published in ISA 2006 Technology Updates:
Terry L. Blevins, Mark J. Nixon, and Willy K. Wojsznis - Bluebonnet Section, Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, USA Deji Chen - Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, USA Aloysius K. Mok and Jianping Song - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Standards & Practices Award
Eric C. Cosman
Northeastern Michigan Section, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Michigan, USA
Don W. Thompson Award
Elhami T. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Los Angeles Section, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, USA
Corporate Sponsorship and Support Award
Small Company Category: Willer Engineering Limited, North York, Ontario, Canada Large Company Category: Spartan Controls Limited, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Outstanding Division Award
Automation & Technology Department:
Industries & Sciences Department:
Power Industry Division
Section Performance Award
Orange County Section
For more information about the 2007 ISA Honors and Awards Gala, please visit www.isa.org/gala2007. Gala tickets and reserved tables are available for purchase. Tickets are $70 per person, $560 per table of eight. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and seating is limited. Call (919) 549- 8411 to purchase tickets.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Details are available online or by contacting Debbie Eby at (919) 990-9241.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) 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 the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).