• Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award Honorees recognized at the annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala

    2017 Honors and Awards Gala

     

    ISA is proud to announce ISA members elevated to the distinguished grade of Fellow and the Celebrating Excellence award honorees for 2019.

    Elevation to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow were granted to Senior Members in recognition of their exceptional engineering scientific contributions to the field of automation. ISA’s Celebrating Excellence Awards honors companies and individuals, both members and non-members, for significant contributions in leadership, technical innovation, and contributions to education that have advanced the automation profession.

    Award presentations will be made at the annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala on 26 October at Paradise Point, San Diego, California, USA.

    2019 ISA Fellows

    Elevation to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow is granted to ISA Senior Members in recognition of outstanding achievements in scientific or engineering fields as recognized by ISA peers.

    Dr. Kelvin Erickson
    St. Louis Section, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA

    For furthering the creation of an industrial automation program for engineers.


    Edward J. Farmer
    Northern California Section, EFA Technologies, Sacramento, California, USA
    For furthering revolutionary developments in the pipeline leak detection method systems.


    2019 Celebrating Excellence Honors & Awards Program

    Excellence in Leadership

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



    Thomas J. Burke
    OPC Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    For leadership and initiative in driving the OPC UA communication standard's development, application and global awareness and through it, making a powerful impact on interoperability of automation systems.
     

    Excellence in Technical Innovation, Endowed by Honeywell UOP

    Recognizes an individual who has played a critical role in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an innovative product, process, and/or service.



    Jayesh Barve
    GE Global Research Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    For contributions to R&D projects related to the next generation of technology.

     
    Excellence in Technical Presentation

    Recognizes the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, article, presentation, or document published and/or presented on behalf of ISA that introduces a new technology or explains an existing automation process.
     
      

    Brian Mast
    Copper Bell Consulting LLC, Seattle, Washington, USA
    For Presentation on “Summary of the King County, Washington, West Point WWTP Flood of 2017”

     
    Excellence in Education

    Recognizes an individual who has developed and/or enhanced established educational programs to advance the automation profession in educational institutions.
     
      

    Dr. Ravindra Thamma
    Connecticut Valley Section
    Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    For establishing a robust Robotics Mechatronics and Engineering Technology ABET accredited program at Central Connecticut State University.

     

     
    Mentoring Excellence

    Recognizes a member who in the previous year excelled in mentoring students and/or young professionals in automation or student sections in advancing the mission of the Society. 
     
    Mary Cannon 
    Houston Section 
    Pentair Valves & Controls, Sugar Land, Texas, USA
    For active involvement mentoring students in ISA for many years in the Houston area. 

     

    Excellence in Enduring Service

    Recognizes dedicated volunteer service to the Society at the grassroots level. May be presented to multiple (up to five) honorees.
     
    Luay Al-Awami
    Saudi Arabia Section
    Saudi Aramco, Qatif, Eastern, Saudi Arabia
    For years of dedicated service and leadership to the Society and the ISA Saudi Arabia Section.

      

    Excellence in Society Service

    Recognizes distinguished and dedicated volunteer service to the Society.
     
    Jerry Clemons
    Charleston Section
    ABB Process Analytics, Lewisburg, West Virginia, USA
      
    For dedicated service and long-term support, activity and accomplishments across every aspect of the Society.
     
      

    Division Excellence
    Recognizes an ISA Division for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    The Division Excellence Award recipient was revealed at the Gala. The top three nominees and award recipient are:
     
    Analysis Division
    For a long tradition of organizing an international technical conference with continued growth in attendees and exhibitors.

    Construction and Design Industries Division
    For organizing successful speaking tracks at the 2018 ISA@Montreal Conference.

    Water & Wastewater Industries Division
    For successfully hosting the 2018 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium in the Washington, DC area. 

     
    Division Leader Excellence

    Recognizes an ISA Division leader for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Yogesh Balajee

     Automatic Controls and Robotics Division
    Puratos USA, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

    For instrumental work in reviving the Automatic Controls and Robotics Division.

     
    Section Excellence

    Recognizes an ISA Section for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    The Section Excellence Award recipient was revealed at the Gala. The top three nominees and award recipient are:
     
    Calgary
    For engaging members and non-members at the technical meetings, tours, events and participating in student ISA sponsored events.
     
    Houston Section
    For offering more networking opportunities, expanding education initiatives and hosting work class program meetings to update members and engage the incoming generation.

    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Student Section
    For successfully executing the International Instrumentation Student Games and implementing a superior leader succession plan including transition into the professional section.

     

    Section Leader Excellence

    Recognizes an ISA Section leader for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society. 
       
    Soloman Almadi  
    Saudi Arabia Section
    Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


    Standards Excellence

    Recognizes an ISA standards committee member for exceptional efforts in organization, development and/or administration to further the development of ISA standards and for services to advance the mission of the Society.
     
     

    Ted Trost
    Standards Committee
    Cargill, Hopkins, MN, USA

    For contributions and understanding of the topics covered by ISA99 WG6. 

     

    Volunteer Leader of the Year

    Recognizes the volunteer who the previous year has provided the most outstanding service to advance the mission of the Society unmatched by other leaders.

    Don Dickinson 
    Tar Heel Capitol Area Section
    Phoenix Contact, Cary, North Carolina, USA