• 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 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. Current members of the ISA Honors & Awards Committee and ISA Executive Board are not eligible for nomination.

    Administration and Judging

    Recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee is submitted to the Executive Board for approval.

    Past Honorees

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