January/February 2012
Association News

Memoriam: Hugh Wilson

1978 ISA President Hugh Wilson passed away late last year. Wilson was 85. A memorial service was held in early January. Wilson was an icon of Moore Products Co. He started in Chicago as a young sales engineer and quickly moved to branch manager. He raised his hand and said he would take over DuPont, which was a stagnant account for Moore for many years. Hugh eliminated all sales credit for himself and started visiting DuPont sites teaching control theory courses at the sites. He started U.K. operations, then Canada, South Africa, Asia Pacific, and other areas of the world. Wilson retired as vice president, International Sales/Operations. Wilson held many important roles in ISA, none more important as ISA President. In all the years he was active in ISA, he never lost sight of the fact that he worked for Moore Products, and so many of his successes in setting up international operations was a result of his networking at ISA.

Memoriam: Ernie Magison

Ernest Carroll Magison was born 15 October 1926 and died on 3 December 2011 in Tampa, Fla. He was 85. He was a published author for ISA, authoring Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations. Magison was active in standards development at ISA, IEC, and NFPA for four decades. He has authored 40 articles, as well as papers and several books. Magison worked as an electrical engineer for Honeywell for 33 years and as a professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia for 15 years concurrently. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dixie, six daughters, and two stepdaughters.