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ISA Honors & Awards Gala Award Winners Announced
Research Triangle Park, NC (12 August 2008) We are proud to announce the 2008 ISA Honors & Awards recipients, and extend our congratulations and thanks to these extraordinary individuals. The ISA Honors & Awards Gala, which is held in conjunction with ISA EXPO, will take place at The Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas, USA, 13 October. This prestigious black-tie event will honor the following individuals for their contributions to and advancement of the automation industry.
To view this year's honorees, please click here or scroll down for a complete list.
To recognize individuals whose support of, and/or contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems, and automation are deserving of special recognition
Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D., Consultant, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
For contributions in the advancement of the arts and sciences of automation throughout a five decade career of invention, design, writing, consulting and business leadership.
Margaret Walker, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, USA
For contributions in the advancement of the arts and sciences of automation through executive leadership of a major corporation and as an advocate for process safety.
Life Achievement Award
To recognize individuals with a history of sustained dedication to the instrumentation, systems, and automation community.
F. Greg Shinskey, Consultant, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA
In recognition of a 48-year career of innovation in process control technology through invention, publication, teaching and application of control theory.
2008 Fellow Members
To recognize individuals whose support of, and/or contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems, and automation are deserving of special recognition.
Walter H. Boyes, ISA Will DuPage Section, Putman Media, Inc., Aurora, Illinois, USA
In recognition of contributions to the development and dissemination of flow measurement technology.
Robert L. Farmer, ISA Tulsa Section, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
In recognition of the development of chromatography and communication technologies.
James J. McKinley, ISA Texas City Section, Kenexis, La Marque, Texas, USA
In recognition of contributions to calibrating and validating analytical instruments using permeation devices.
Douglas H. Annin Award
To recognize an outstanding achievement in the design, application, or development of the components in an automatic control system from the input measurement through the final control element.
Joseph Steinke, CCI Rancho Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA
For profound knowledge and expertise in the design, development, and application of severe service control valves.
E.G. Bailey Award
To recognize excellence in the design, development or application in instrumentation and control systems in the utilities or process industries.
John W. Gay, Power Max Consulting Inc., Lanhan, Maryland, USA
For outstanding technical design development and implementation of control algorithms that automatically allow full, high generation capacity for large fossil fuel power plants.
Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award
To recognize a significant technological contribution to the conception and implementation of a new principle of instrument design, development or application.
Tom Thomas, ABB Process Analytic Division, Lewisburg, Virginia, USA
For innovative developments and continuous improvements of process analyzers utilized for online analysis.
Albert F. Sperry Founder Award
To recognize an outstanding technical, educational or philosophical contribution to the science and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation.
Robert L. Moore, Ph.D., Vigilistics, Inc., Tustin, California, USA
For outstanding technical contributions and leadership in artificial intelligence and expert systems in process and control systems.
UOP Technology Award
To recognize an outstanding achievement in the conception, design, or implementation of instrumentation and/or process control in an area of activity covered by the scope of the Society's Automation & Technology Department.
Stephen W. Allison, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
For the conception, design, and implementation of thermographics phosphors for determining structural temperatures in turbine engines and other harsh environments.
Service Awards and Other Awards
Golden Achievement Award
To recognize Members who have a minimum of 25 years of continuous ISA membership, continuing active service and contributions to organizational units of the Society, and epitomizes to the membership the ideals of the Society.
Randall J. Dennie, ISA Sarnia Section, Denntech Service, Inc., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Alan W. McMurry, ISA Southern San Joaquin Valley Section, Alan McMurry Consultant, Bakersfield, California, USA
Piergiuseppe Zani, ISA Italy Section, Aero Products International, Trezzano Sul Naviglio, Italy
Distinguished Society Service Award
To recognize dedicated ISA Members, who through long service, have contributed to the Society and its organizational units.
Roger N. Blais, Ph.D.
ISA Test Measurement Division, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
John R. Campbell
ISA Houston Section, ConocoPhillips, Houston, Texas, USA
Leland H. DeGraaf
ISA Omaha Section, Process Measurement Co., Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Dino J. DeSalvo
ISA Will DuPage Section, Lyondell Chemical, Morris, Illinois, USA
Michael B. Fedensyzen
ISA Boston Section, R G Vanderweil Engineers, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
H. Bruce Land, III
ISA Aerospace Industries & Test Measurement Divisions, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA
Ira E. Miller
ISA Southern San Joaquin Valley, Blair Martin Company Inc., Bakersfield, California, USA
Terrence V. Molloy
ISA Northern California Section, CMES, Inc., Novato, California, USA
Robert S. Saltzman
ISA Wilmington Section, Saltzman Associates, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Sheldon A. Weatherby
ISA Edmonton Section, Spartan Controls Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Emerging Leader Award
To recognize ISA Members who have made significant contributions to organizational units of the Society and its Members and have not more than ten (10) years of accumulated membership. Years of student membership are not included in the limitation.
ISA St. Louis Section, Mead O'Brien, Glen Carbon, Illinois, USA
Anatoly Ovodenko, Ph.D.
ISA St. Petersburg Section, St. Petersburg University of Aerospace Instrumentation, St. Petersburg, Russia
Excellence in Documentation Award
To recognize and encourage the presentation of significant information in instrumentation, systems, and automation.
Jeffrey E. Arbogast, Ph.D., Non-Member, Air Liquide, Newark, Delaware, USA
Brett Beauregard, Non-Member, Control Stations, Inc., Tolland, Connecticut, USA
Douglas J. Cooper, Ph.D., ISA Connecticut Valley Section, University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut, USA
For the paper "Controller Tuning for Performance and Robust Stability," published in ISA 2007 Technology Updates.
Donald P. Eckman Education Award
To recognize an outstanding contribution toward education and training in the science, engineering, and technology of instrumentation.
Harold L. Wade, Ph.D., Wade Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA
For outstanding contributions to education and training in the science, engineering and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation.
Don W. Thompson Award
To recognize exemplary efforts and achievements to encourage and support student activity and to mentor students.
Orazio Mirabella, University di Catania, Catania, Italy
For exemplary efforts and achievements to encourage and support student activities and to mentor students.
Corporate Sponsorship and Recognition Award
To recognize companies that provide significant support for ISA and assist the Society in achieving its goals and objectives.
Small Company Category: Summit Controls, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Medium Company Category: Clark, Richardson, and Biskup, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Large Company Category: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Outstanding Division Award
To recognize a Division of the Automation & Technology and Industries & Sciences Departments of ISA for outstanding activities and definitive reporting during the year.
Section Performance Award
To recognize ISA Sections for achievements or for outstanding accomplishments in a particular area of Section activity.
For garnering the most points among the small Gold Sections.
St. Louis Section
For garnering the most points among the medium Gold Sections.
For garnering the most points among the large Gold Sections.
For development of an innovative sponsorship program.
Espirito Santo Section
For development of a mechanism which significantly increased membership.
For serving as joint organizers of the PHARMATEX 2007 conference.
For more information about the 2008 ISA Honors & Awards Gala, please visit www.isa.org/gala2008. 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 your ticket today!
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For information about sponsorship packages, visit www.isa.org/honors or contact 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).