The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today those ISA members who have elevated to the distinguished membership grade of Fellow and the Celebrating Excellence Award honorees for 2015, including Member’s Choice honorees chosen by their peers.
Elevation to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow is granted to senior Society members in recognition of their exceptional engineering scientific contributions to the field of automation. ISA’s Celebrating Excellence Awards honor companies and individuals—both members and non-members—for significant contributions in leadership, technical innovation and contributions to education that have advanced the profession.
Award presentations will be made at the 53rd Annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala, which will be held on Sunday evening, 11 October 2015, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
2015 ISA Fellows
North Texas Section
Yokagawa, Carrollton, Texas, USA
For development of Business to Manufacturing Markup Language and the Batch Markup Language
William V. Fitzgerald
Process Measurement & Control Division
Fisher Controls TC, Marshalltown, Iowa, USA
For pioneering the theory and practical application for diagnostic testing of air-operated control valve assemblies
Twin Cities Section
Rosemount, Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
For leading the development of industrial wireless sensor network standards and product implementations
Michael D. Scott
ae Solutions, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
For exceptional contributions to the advancement of the process safety lifecycle concepts and their sustainable application to the process industry
Analyzer Consulting Engineers LLC, Atascadero, California, USA
For leading-edge development of Process Gas Chromatograph column systems and improved designs of analyzer house and sampling system assemblies
2015 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
Recipient to be announced at a later date
Excellence in Analytical Technical Innovation (Endowed by the ISA Analysis Division)
Recognizes an individual who has played a critical role in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an innovative product, process, and/or service in the analytical technology field
Peter Van Vuuren, Ph.D.
Kaiser Optical Systems Inc., Houston, Texas, USA
For the development of the New Sampling/Sensor Initiative (NeSSI) leading to the commercialization of SP76/NeSSI products, improving the reliability of sampling systems now widely used commercially by major petroleum manufacturing companies
Excellence in Technical Innovation (Endowed by 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
John A. McIlwain
Honeywell Specialty Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
For the development of Multivariable Predictive Control Technology to replace Three Dynamic Matrix Control applications
Excellence in Corporate Technical Innovation
Recognizes the company whose contributions and innovations have enhanced social value
No recommendation due to lack of nominations that fully met criteria.
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.
JP3 Measurement, Austin, Texas, USA
JP3 Measurement, Austin, Texas, USA
HariTec, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
For the most outstanding paper, “In-situ, Real Time Analysis of Liquid and Gas Hydrocarbon Streams using a Broadly Tunable Spectrometer,” presented at the 2014 ISA 59th Analysis Division Symposium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Excellence in Education
Recognizes an individual who has developed and/or enhanced established educational programs to advance the automation profession in educational institutions
Richard Braatz, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA
For advancing the automation profession through education
Excellence in Enduring Service
Recognizes dedicated volunteer service to the Society at the grassroots level. May be presented to multiple (up to five) honorees.
Jerry M. Clemons, Ph.D.
ABB Process Analytics, Lewisburg, West Virginia, USA
For dedicated and enduring service to the Society
Excellence in Society Service
Recognizes distinguished and dedicated volunteer service to the Society
Rawson, Houston, Texas, USA
For exemplary service to two ISA sections and districts by serving in numerous section and district leadership positions which resulted in outstanding section performance
Recognizes an ISA division for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.
No recommendation. No nominations were submitted.
Recognizes an ISA section for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.
The honoree will be revealed at the Gala. The nominees are:
- Houston Section - For financing and conducting an internship program for over 50 students and a PE study group for 55 participants
- Oklahoma State University Student Section - For organizing and conducting Automation Day 2015 as a cooperative venture between education and industry
- Spain Section - For a program and execution of plan to publish new technical books on automation in Spanish language
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.
Buford, Georgia, USA
For sustained leadership over the past 15 years of the ISA95 Enterprise-Control System Integration Committee, which developed a six-part standard that has been widely recognized in the automation and IT industries as a leading tool for integrating manufacturing systems with business systems
Member’s Choice Award Honorees
Member’s Choice candidates are nominated by the members and honorees are selected by vote of the members.
Division Leader of the Year
Recognizes a division leader whose activities in the previous year, in an innovative way, have provided exceptional value to a division, or enhanced an existing conference and/or symposia, or contributed to the development of a new conference and/or symposia.
No honoree. No nominations submitted.
Section Leader of the Year
Recognizes a section leader whose activities in the previous year, in an innovative way, provided exceptional value to a local section.
BMS College of Engineering Student Section
BMS College of Engineering, Gurgaon Haryana, India
Student Mentor of the Year
Recognizes a member whose activities in the previous year have promoted and encouraged student involvement in automation programs
Automation Education and Training, Bangalore, India
Volunteer Leader of the Year
Recognizes a member who in the previous year has demonstrated exceptional leadership of a task force, committee, or board at any level within the Society (section, division, district, department, executive) resulting in a specific positive outcome.
A. Vimala Juliet, Ph.D.
South India Section
SRM University Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
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