I am a little awed to be on this list, too. Hans has long deserved an award from ISA. Maggie is only the second woman ever to be named an Honorary Member, and deserves every second of her applause. I am honored every time Greg Shinskey agrees to write for Control. I am delighted to be part of the Fellow class with Bob Farmer and James McKinley. The Society has been well served by my colleagues and friends that are on this list: Allan McMurry, Pino Zani, Dino DiSalvo, Jeff Blair, Terry Molloy, Roger Blais, Mike Fedenysyn, Sheldon Weatherby and everybody else on this list. And last but certainly not least, Chemical Processing's own Harold Wade deserves special congratulations. Walt From ISA: Dear Friends of ISA, We are proud to announce the 2008 ISA Honors & Awards recipients, and extend our congratulations and thanks to these extraordinary individuals. The ISA Honors & Awards Gala, which is held in conjunction with ISA EXPO, will take place at The Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas, USA, 13 October. This prestigious black-tie event will honor the following individuals for their contributions to and advancement of the automation industry. To view this year's honorees, please click here or scroll down for a complete list. Honorary Member Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D. Consultant, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA For contributions in the advancement of the arts and sciences of automation throughout a five decade career of invention, design, writing, consulting and business leadership. Margaret Walker Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, USA For contributions in the advancement of the arts and sciences of automation through executive leadership of a major corporation and as an advocate for process safety. Life Achievement Award To recognize individuals with a history of sustained dedication to the instrumentation, systems, and automation community. F. Greg Shinskey Consultant, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA In recognition of a 48-year career of innovation in process control technology through invention, publication, teaching and application of control theory. To recognize individuals whose support of, and/or contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems, and automation are deserving of special recognition. 2008 Fellow Members To recognize individuals whose support of, and/or contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems, and automation are deserving of special recognition. Walter H. Boyes ISA Will DuPage Section, Putman Media, Inc., Aurora, Illinois, USA In recognition of contributions to the development and dissemination of flow measurement technology. Robert L. Farmer ISA Tulsa Section, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Bartlettsville, Oklahoma, USA In recognition of the development of chromatography and communication technologies. James J. McKinley ISA Texas City Section, Kenexis, La Marque, Texas, USA In recognition of contributions to calibrating and validating analytical instruments using permeation devices. Technical Awards Douglas H. Annin Award To recognize an outstanding achievement in the design, application, or development of the components in an automatic control system from the input measurement through the final control element. Joseph Steinke CCI Rancho Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA For profound knowledge and expertise in the design, development, and application of severe service control valves. E.G. Bailey Award To recognize excellence in the design, development or application in instrumentation and control systems in the utilities or process industries. John W. Gay Power Max Consulting Inc., Lanhan, Maryland, USA For outstanding technical design development and implementation of control algorithms that allow full, high generation capacity, automatically, for large fossil fuel power plants. Albert F. Sperry Founder Award To recognize an outstanding technical, educational or philosophical contribution to the science and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation. Robert L. Moore Vigilistics, Inc., Tustin, California, USA For outstanding technical contributions and leadership in artificial intelligence and expert systems in process and control systems. UOP Technology Award To recognize 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 & Technology Department. Stephen W. Allison, Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA For the conception, design, and implementation of thermographics phosphors for determining structural temperatures in turbine engines and other harsh environments. Service Awards and Other Awards Golden Achievement Award To recognize Members who have a minimum of 25 years of continuous ISA membership, continuing active service and contributions to organizational units of the Society, and epitomizes to the membership the ideals of the Society. Randall J. Dennie ISA Sarnia Section, Denntech Service, Inc., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Alan W. McMurry ISA Southern San Joaquin Valley Section, Allan McMurry Consultant, Bakersfield, California, USA Pierguiseppe Zani ISA Italy Section, Aero Products International, Trezzano Sul Naviglio, Italy Distinguished Society Service Award To recognize dedicated ISA Members, who through long service, have contributed to the Society and its organizational units. Roger N. Blais, Ph.D. ISA Test Measurement Division, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA John R. Campbell ISA Houston Section, ConocoPhillips, Houston, Texas, USA Leland H. DeGraaf ISA Omaha Section, Process Measurement Co., Omaha, Nebraska, USA Dino J. DeSalvo ISA Will DuPage Section, Lyondell Chemical, Morris, Illinois, USA Michael B. Fedensyzen ISA Boston Section, R G Vanderweil Engineers, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, USA H. Bruce Land III ISA Aerospace Industries & Test Measurement Divisions, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA Ira E. Miller ISA Southern San Joaquin Valley, Blair Martin Company Inc., Bakersfield, California, USA Terrence V. Molloy ISA Northern California Section, CMES, Inc., Novato, California, USA Robert S. Saltzman ISA Wilmington Section, Saltzman Associates, Wilmington, Delaware, USA Sheldon A. Weatherby ISA Edmonton Section, Spartan Controls Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Emerging Leader Award To recognize ISA Members who have made significant contributions to organizational units of the Society and its Members and have not more than ten (10) years of accumulated membership. Years of student membership are not included in the limitation. Jeff Blair ISA St. Louis Section, Mead O'Brien, Glen Carbon, Illinois, USA Anatoly Ovodenko, Ph.D. ISA St. Petersburg Section, St. Petersburg University of Aerospace Instrumentation, St. Petersburg, Russia Excellence in Documentation Award To recognize and encourage the presentation of significant information in instrumentation, systems, and automation. Co-authors: Jeffrey E. Arbogast, Ph.D. Non-Member, Air Liquide, Newark, Delaware, USA Brent Beauregard Non-Member, Control Stations, Inc., Tolland, Connecticut, USA Douglas J. Cooper, Ph.D. ISA Connecticut Valley Section, University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut, USA For the paper "Controller Tuning for Performance and Robust Stability," published in ISA 2007 Technology Updates. Donald P. Eckman Education Award To recognize an outstanding contribution toward education and training in the science, engineering, and technology of instrumentation. Harold L. Wade, Ph.D. Wade Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA For outstanding contributions to education and training in the science, engineering and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation. Don W. Thompson Award To recognize exemplary efforts and achievements to encourage and support student activity and to mentor students. Orazio Mirabella University di Catania, Catania, Italy For exemplary efforts and achievements to encourage and support student activities and to mentor students. Corporate Sponsorship and Recognition Award To recognize companies that provide significant support for ISA and assist the Society in achieving its goals and objectives. Small Company Category: Summit Controls, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Medium Company Category: Clark, Richardson, and Biskup, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Large Company Category: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Outstanding Division Award To recognize a Division of the Automation & Technology and Industries & Sciences Departments of ISA for outstanding activities and definitive reporting during the year. Automation & Technology Department: Analysis Division Industries & Sciences Department: Power Industry Division Section Performance Award To recognize ISA Sections for achievements or for outstanding accomplishments in a particular area of Section activity. Sarnia Section For garnering the most points among the small Gold Sections. St. Louis Section For garnering the most points among the medium Gold Sections. Houston Section For garnering the most points among the large Gold Sections. Calgary Section For development of an innovative sponsorship program. Espirito Santo Section For development of a mechanism which significantly increased membership. Ireland Section For serving as joint organizers of the PHARMATEX 2007 conference.