This post is authored by Leo Staples, 2011 ISA President.

2013 will mark the 51st year ISA will honor the achievements of individuals and businesses that have made significant contributCelebrating Excellence 2013_3ions to the Society and the automation community.

I think of these individuals as heroes. They design and/or implement innovative automation products and services; further the automation profession through educational programs; and, in the case of our members, volunteer their time to provide the leadership necessary to advance the mission of ISA.

The Celebrating Excellence awards program offers a variety of award categories to honor both technical accomplishments and service to the Society.

Who in the automation profession is your hero? Help us celebrate their achievements.

Complete details regarding ISA’s Celebrating Excellence awards program can be found at Check out all the award categories and nominate a deserving individual. The nominations deadline is 31 March 2013.

Note: Only members of ISA can submit nominations. If you are not currently a member, we encourage you to review the ISA membership options, including the Automation Community Member—an entry level membership option available at no charge.

To submit nominations for Celebrating Excellence awards, click here

Leo Staples

About the Author
Leo Staples is ISA Honors & Awards Committee Chair and served as 2011 ISA President. He is compliance management leader at Power Supply Division, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E). Leo is an ISA Fellow and an active participant in ISA’s Power Industry Division. He has authored and delivered several papers at various symposia. His first book, Project Management: A Technician’s Guide, was published by ISA in March 2010.

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