The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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The UOP Technology Award, established 1973, recognized 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. The award was endowed by UOP, Des Plaines, Illinois, a Platinum Patron of ISA's Honors & Awards Program.
The Kermit M. Fischer Environmental Award recognized an outstanding achievement in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an application of instrumentation and/or automatic control in the field of environmental science, including applications for the enhancement or preservation of the environment. The award was in memory of Kermit Fischer.
The ISA Analysis Division Luft Award recognized outstanding contributions in the analytical technology field. The award was named after the recognized inventor of the first process analyzer, Dr. Karl F. Luft, on the 75th anniversary of this technology in 2008 and was endowed by the ISA Analysis Division, a Platinum Patron of ISA's Honors & Awards Program.
2009 J.M. Clemons
2010 R.S. Saltzman
2011 J.G. Converse
The E.G. Bailey Award, established in 1985, recognized excellence in the design, development or application of instrumentation, systems, and automation in the utilities or process control industries. The award was in honor of E. G. Bailey, an Honorary Member of ISA.
The Douglas H. Annin Award recognized 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. The award was in honor of Douglas H. Annin, a pioneer in modern-day control valve actuation and control valve body design.
The Albert F. Sperry Founder Award was the Society's outstanding achievement award and recognized an outstanding technical, educational or philosophical contribution to the science and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation. The award was named for Albert F. Sperry who was internationally recognized for his contributions to the advancement and development of instrumentation as an innovator, a business executive and a Society leader. He served as the first ISA President and was elected an Honorary Member of ISA in 1956.
The Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award recognized a significant technological contribution to the conception and implementation of a new principle of instrument design, development or application. The award was given in honor of Dr. Arnold O. Beckman who is internationally recognized for his outstanding contributions as a scientist, educator, executive, humanitarian and civic leader. He served as President of the Society in 1952 and was elected an Honorary Member in 1959.
The Life Achievement Award recognizes individuals with a history of sustained dedication to the instrumentation, systems, and automation community. This is a discretionary award of the Society and thus is not presented annually.
Recognizes individuals, members or non-members, whose support of and/or contributions to the advancement of the automation profession deserve special recognition. Honorary Member is the highest honor bestowed by the Society. An Honorary Member has the rights and privileges of a senior member.
Honorary Membership is conferred at the discretion of the Honors and Award Committee. There is no limit to the number of individuals who may granted Honorary Membership. The recognition includes a plaque to be presented to each recipient during the annual honors and awards program.
Candidates are identified, evaluated, and recommended by a subcommittee of the Honors and Awards Committee. The Honors and Awards Committee will review recommendations of the subcommittee and select a candidate to be submitted to the Executive Board for approval.
The following is a list of those individuals whom the Society has conveyed the honor of ISA Honorary Member.