ISA names 2009 award winners and fellows

July 1, 2009

Honorees for the 47th Annual ISA Honors & Awards Program and newly elected ISA Fellows were approved by the ISA Executive Board earlier this month during the ISA's annual Spring Leaders' Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.

Nominations have arrived since early January and from a pool of well over 100 names, the Honors & Awards Committee recommended a slate that includes 34 individuals, three companies, two ISA Divisions and six ISA Sections.

Awards and recognitions are divided into several categories, which include recognitions for Society service, technical accomplishments, contributions to education and individual achievements. ISA Fellow grade is granted to acknowledge outstanding technical achievements as recognized by peers.

The accomplished award recipients will be honored at this year's Honors & Awards Gala, which is held in conjunction with ISA EXPO in Houston, Texas, USA, on October 5, at the Westin Galleria. Stephen R. Huffman, 2007 ISA President and current Chair of the Honors & Awards Committee, will be hosting the black-tie affair that includes a pre-event hosted reception, award ceremony, and dinner. ISA's Honors & Awards Gala, now in its 47th year, is an annual event honoring individuals for the contributions to and advancement of automation across all industries. Last year's gala was attended by almost 500 guests from around the world. 
This years honorees and Fellows are

Honorary Member
Leonard W. Moore, Moore Industries International, North Hills, Calif.

Life Achievement Award
Peter G. Martin, Ph.D., Invensys, Foxboro, Mass.

Arnold O. Beckman Founder Award
John C. Ziegert, Ph.D., Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Greenville, S.C.

Albert F. Sperry Founder Award
Kristofer Pister, Dust Networks, Hayward, Calif.

ISA Analysis Division Luft Award
Jerry M. Clemons, ABB Process Analytics, Lewisburg, W.V.

UOP Technology Award
Vince R. Dooley, Alcoa World Alumina, Attadale, Australia

Fellow Membership
Lawrence Barone, Jr., South Coast Systems, Inc., Santa Ana, Calif. (Orange County Section)
Edson da Costa Bortoni, EFEI UNIFEI, Itajubá-mg, Brazil (Triangulo Mineiro Section)
Dennis Brandl, BR&L Consulting, Cary, N.C. (Tarheel Capital Area Section)
Eric Byres, Byres Security, Inc., Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada (British Columbia Section)
John W. Gay, Power Max Consulting, Lanham, Md. (Baltimore/Washington Section)
Ulrich Gokeler, Siemens Energy & I Automation, Inc., Houston, Texas, (Houston Section)
Robert Heider, Confluence Solar, St. Louis, Mo.(St. Louis Section)
Marcos Peluso, Emerson Process Management - Rosemount, Chanhassen, Minn.(Twin Cities Section)
H.L. "Leo" Staples, Jr., Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Oklahoma City, Ok. (Greater Oklahoma Section)
Angela E. Summers, SIS-TECH Solutions LP, Houston, Texas, (Houston Section)

Donald P. Eckman Education Award
Alexander V. Bobovich, NWCIT of SUAI, St. Petersburg, Russia

Don W. Thompson Award
Ian Ross, British Columbia Inst. of Tech., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Golden Achievement Award
Robert M. Bailliet, Syscon International Inc., Magnolia, Texas, USA (Houston Section)
Diana C. Bouchard, Techexpressions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Montreal Section)
James E. Bouchard, Johnson & Johnson, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Montreal Section)

Distinguished Society Service
Dennis J. Fundzak, Middough Inc, Brunswick, Ohio, (Cleveland Section)
Mike Huereca, Rawson, Houston, Texas, (Houston Section)
Shigeo Kuroiwa, ARC Advisory Group, Kitasaku-gun Nagano, Japan (Japan Section)
J. Todd McKinney, Westlake CA & O Corp, Paducah, Ky. (Paducah Section)
Dale C. Merriman, MerTech Inc., Houston, Texas, (Houston Section)
R. Russell Rhinehart, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Ok.(Tulsa Section)
Anna Marie Spargo. Process Measurement Co., Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Section)

Emerging Leader Award
Murtaza Gandhi, Baton Rouge, La. (Baton Rouge Section)
Seth Olson, PLCs Plus International, Bakersfield, Calif.(Southern San Joaquin Valley Section)

Excellence in Documentation Award
Kevin Harris, AMETEK P&AI, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (non-member)
Randy Hauer, AMETEK P&AI, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Pittsburgh Section)
Dan Potter, AMETEK P&AI, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (non-member)

Standards & Practices Award
Dennis L. Brandl, BR&L Consulting, Cary, N.C. (Tarheel Capital Area Section)

Corporate Sponsorship and Recognition Award
Small Company Category:
Kenexis, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Medium Company Category: Edmonton Valve & Fitting Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Large Company Category: Fluor Corporation, Southern California Division, Aliso Viejo, Calif.