• Excellence in Leadership


    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

    2018 Don Bartusiak
    2017 Judith F. Marks
    2016 Kathy Shell
    2013 Eric J. Byres
    2012 Paul J. Galeski