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Recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the industry and/or profession to advance automation.


The individual's vision has fostered a paradigm shift that has advanced automation, or their leadership has created and/or promoted initiatives that have had a sustained impact on the profession, and the contributions and innovations have enhanced social value.

Nomination Process

Candidates are identified, evaluated, and recommended by a subcommittee of the H&A Committee. When deemed appropriate by the subcommittee, candidates may be recommended to be granted Honorary Membership in conjunction with receipt of the award.

Administration and Judging

Recommendation of the H&A Committee is submitted to the Executive Board for approval.

Past Honorees

2021 Jack Nehlig
2019 Thomas J. Burke
2018 Don Bartusiak
2017 Judith F. Marks
2016 Kathy Shell
2013 Eric J. Byres
2012 Paul J. Galeski 



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