#ISAutowk 49th Honours & Awards Gala

International Society of Automation gives details of premier automation awards event!

The 49th Annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala will be held on Monday, 17 October 2011, at The Renaissance Battle House Hotel and Spa, in Mobile, Alabama, USA. It will be during Automation Week, the society and automation’s “technology and solutions event,” being held in the same city.

Awards will be presented to recognize Society service, technical accomplishments, contributions to education and individual achievements. In addition, 11 ISA members will be elevated to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow to acknowledge outstanding technical achievements as recognized by peers.

Information about the Honors & Awards Gala can be found at the event website, from which tickets may be ordered.

The 2011 Honorees include:
Honorary Member
The highest honor bestowed by ISA and is reserved to recognize special individuals for support of, and/or contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems and automation. An Honorary Member has the rights and privileges of a Senior Member.

Andrew S. Chatha
ARC Advisory Group Inc., Dedham, New Hampshire, USA
For more than 30 years in enterprise applications and automation as a successful CEO of the respected ARC; executive advisor to some of the largest companies in the world; market analyst in the automation industry; project manager, software engineer; and designer of automation systems.

Life Achievement Award
Recognizes individuals with a history of sustained dedication to the instrumentation, systems, and automation community.

W. Gerald Wilbanks, PE
Documentation & Engineering Services, Trussville, Alabama, USA
In recognition of a lifetime of dedication to technical education, professional practice, certification and credentialing; and leadership to industry, the automation community at large, and his beloved vehicle for sharing his knowledge, mentoring and leadership extension: ISA.

ISA Fellow Membership
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.

George C. Buckbee, PE
Lehigh Valley Section, ExperTune, Inc., Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA
For contributions to advanced control and optimization.

Dennis L. Coad
North Alabama Section, Aerospace Industries and Test Measurement Division; The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
For implementation of test and measurement systems used by the international space station.

Jose Manoel Fernandes, Ph.D.
Curitiba Section, Universidade Ferderal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, South America
For research and development in control systems automation and instrumentation.

Gregory J. Gervasio

Philadelphia Section, GlazoSmithKline, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA
For application of raman spectroscopy to process control.

Wayne William Manges
Oak Ridge Section, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
For visionary leadership in bringing wireless technology to the industrial marketplace.

Jerome M. Paros

Seattle Section, Paroscientific, Inc., Redmond, Washington, USA
For development of quartz crystal resonator-based sensors and contributions to measurement sciences.

Grant T. Patterson
Nashville Section, Aerospace Industries and Test Measurement Divisions; Aerospace Testing Alliance, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, USA
For the evaluation and certification of smart sensors for turbine engine testing.

Augusto Passos Pereira

Sao Paulo Section; Pepperl+Fuchs South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America
For improvements in fieldbus instruments and automation design.

Thomas L. Phinney
Central Arizona Section; Honeywell (Retired), Glendale, Arizona, USA
For contributions to networking and security in industrial automation communications.

Bac Vu
Texas Channel Section, Analysis Division; Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, Texas, USA
For numerous technical contributions to the process analytical industry.

Haibin Yu, Ph.D.
Singapore Section; Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China
For contributions to the application of fieldbus technologies to industrial processes in China.

Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award
Recognizes a significant technological contribution to the conception and implementation of a new principle of instrument design, development or application.

Martin Klein
Martin Klein Consulting, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
For the invention and development of the dual channel side scan sonar instrumentation, which has opened the world’s oceans for exploration, safe navigation and underwater recovery.

E.G. Bailey Award
Recognizes excellence in the design, development or application of instrumentation, systems and automation in the utilities or process control industries.

Ram G Dhalwani
Desein Pvt Ltd., New Dehli, Dehli, India
For passionate and persistent application of modern instrumentation and process control technology in the India power industry.

ISA Analysis Division Luft Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions in the analytical technology field. This award was endowed by the ISA Analysis Division, a Platinum Patron of ISA’s Honors & Awards program.

Jimmy G. Converse, Ph.D.
ISA Analysis Division; Retired, Whitewater, Kansas, USA
For contributions to remote discrete sampling technology which have improved safety, validation and system performance.

UOP Technology Award
Recognizes an outstanding achievement in the conception, design or implementation of instrumentation and/or process control in an area of activity covered by the scope of the Society’s Automation and Technology Department.
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Brett Beauregard
Control Station Inc., Tolland, Connecticut, USA
For development of an innovative technique for dynamic process modeling, which eliminates the requirement for steady-state operation prior to the execution of process test.

Donald P. Eckman Education Award
Recognizes an outstanding contribution toward education and training in the science, engineering and technology of instrumentation.

Leo D. Durbin, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University, Bryan, Texas, USA
For outstanding contributions to education and training in the science, engineering and technology of instrumentation, systems and automation.

Don W. Thompson Award
Recognizes exemplary efforts and achievements to encourage and support student activity and to mentor students.

Celso J. Munaro, Ph.D.
Universidade Federal Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil
For exemplary efforts and achievements to encourage and support student activities and the mentoring of students.

Excellence in Documentation Award
Recognizes and encourages the presentation of significant information in instrumentation, systems and automation.

Leif Poulsen, Ph.D.
Sweden Section; NNE Pharmaplan A/S, Soeborg, Sweden
For the paper, “Practical Experience by Deployment of MES in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” published in ISA Automation Week 2010 proceedings.

Golden Achievement Award
For long and continuous dedication to the Society and its ideals.

Charles W. Morris
Birmingham Section; Control & Power Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Distinguished Society Service

For outstanding service and contributions to the Society and its members.

William L. Campbell, PE
Los Angeles Section; Blair Martin (Retired) Pearland, Texas, USA

Erwin Icayan, PE
Central California Section; ACES Inc. Bakersfield, California, USA

V. Nagendran

South India Section; Nagman Instruments & Elex Pvt Ltd. Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Michael A. Perron
Edmonton Section; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Chris C. Sorensen, PE
Birmingham Section; Southern Company, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Larry E. Wells, PE
Birmingham Section; CCSA LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA

Maurizio Zecchini
Italy Section; Tecnimont, Milan, Italy

Emerging Leader Award
For demonstrating early leadership accomplishments benefiting the Society and its members.

David A. Hyche
Birmingham Section; Enercon Services Inc., Columbiana, Alabama, USA

Andre Michel
Montreal Section; SkillPad, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada

Dr. J. Prakash
South India Section; Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Distinguished Friends of ISA
Recognizes companies that provide significant support for ISA and assist the Society in achieving its goals and objectives.

Fluor Corporation, Southern California Division

Aliso Viejo, California, USA

Outstanding Division Award
Recognizes a division of the Automation & Technology and Industries & Sciences Departments of ISA for outstanding activities and definitive reporting during the year.

Analysis Division

Automation & Technology Department

Power Industry Division
Industries & Sciences Department

Section Performance Award
Recognizes ISA sections for achievements or for outstanding accomplishments in a particular area of section activity.

For garnering the most points among the Gold Sections.
Sarnia Section, Small Gold Section Category
Espirito Santo Section, Medium Gold Section Category
Saint Louis Section, Large Gold Section Category

For Special Accomplishment
France Section
For developing a series of French language training modules for major ISA standards.

Houston Section
For contributions in support of young automation professionals and student activities.

Orange County Section

For developing a compilation of the Section’s history demonstrating the Section’s contributions to the automation profession.

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Sé Read-out iris uaithoibríoch, ionstraim agus stiúradh na hÉireann agus an "Signpost" a áit ar an idirlín! Read-out is Ireland's journal of automation, instrumentation and control and the Instrumentation Signpost is it's web presence.
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