ISA Honors and Awards

The ISA honors and awards program is the Society's opportunity to formally showcase and celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of its members, partners, and other automation professionals.

Congratulations to our 2020 awardees. A recognition well deserved!

2020 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Honorees


Donald Dunn
Highlands, TX, USA
WS Nelson

David Rahn
Rockville, MD, USA
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

John Sorge
Birmingham, AL, USA

Richard Van Fleet
Cumming, GA, USA
Andritz, Inc.


Celebrating Excellence

Excellence in Technical Innovation, Endowed by Honeywell UOP

Soloman Almadi
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Eastern, Saudi Arabia

Excellence in Technical Presentation

Abdulkadar Susnerwala
Air Liquide, Houston, TX USA

Excellence in Education

Himanshu Patel
Institute of Technology, Nirma University
Ahmedabad, GJ, India

Mentoring Excellence

Greg McMillan
Emerson, Austin, TX, USA

Excellence in Enduring Service

Catherine Andrews
Hile Controls of Alabama, Pelham, AL, USA

James Haw
La Porte, TX, USA

Ian Verhappen
Industrial Automation Networks, Calgary, AB, Canada

Clifford Wuertz
Cypress, TX, USA

Division Excellence

Analysis Division

Division Leader Excellence

Edward Naranjo
Process Measurement and Control Division
Honeywell, Eagan, MN, USA

Section Excellence

Bangalore Section

Section Leader Excellence

Dattatray Sawant
Maharashtra Section
Mumbai, MH, India

Standards Excellence

Donald Dunn
Highlands, TX, USA

Volunteer Leader of the Year

Cheri Haarmeyer
Pearland, TX, USA


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Why I Nominate

By Ashley Weckwerth

I have been a leader at the section and division level and now serve on the Executive Board. In my time with ISA, I have met so many members and encountered Sections and Divisions that are doing AMAZING things! They host incredible events, lead others effortlessly, help others get into the automation profession, and grow ISA. Our Society is filled with passionate people and groups whose outstanding work deserves to be recognized. This is where WE have to step up and use the easy web portal to submit nominations for all those above-and-beyond members, sections and divisions. There are awards for people just beginning their ISA journey and for those who have loved and served in this Society for decades. And perhaps my favorite awards – those for outstanding sections and divisions! But seriously, none of this recognition can happen unless YOU point them out and say, “Look what they have done.” Don’t expect others to do it; YOU be the one to lift another person up. Submit the form. It does not take a lot of your time. Let’s Celebrate Excellence.