PCIC Awards History

PCIC presents several awards each year to outstanding individuals. For more information on these awards, please see PCIC Awards.

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    IEEE and PCIC are built upon the contributions of dedicated individuals through conference, society and industry activities.  One of the PCIC strategies is to seek opportunities for recognizing and rewarding members for their contributions.  Each year the PCIC Awards Luncheon provides a forum for recognizing those who have contributed to our industry both at the PCIC level and also at the Society level.

    Listed below are the descriptions of IEEE and PCIC awards that have been presented or recognized at past conferences.

    IEEE Awards

    IEEE 1984 Centennial Medals

    In commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of AIEE’s founding, the Institute created the 1984 Centennial Medals to recognize outstanding service to the Institute.

    Samuel P. Axe                     Glen R. Griffith        Ralph H. Lee            Russell W. Mills

    John P. Nelson                   Jay A. Stewart         Moon H. Yuen

    IEEE Third Millennium Medal

    As part of its celebration of the Third Millennium, the IEEE awarded approximately 3,000 Millennium Medals in 2000, to members selected by IEEE Societies, Sections, Regions and Major Boards for outstanding contribution in the respective areas of activity.  The Industry Applications Society recognized past Presidents of the Society and members who were past recipients of IEEE and IAS Awards.  Individuals active in PCIC who were recipients of Third Millennium Medals:

    Austin H. Bonnett              Baldwin Bridger, Jr.          John R. Dunki-Jacobs     

    Kimberly K. Eastwood      C. James Erickson             Eugene J. Fagan 

    F. A. (Tony) Furfari Ronald M. Jackson John H. Kassebaum

    Christine M. Kent               Al Kiener                               Ray Stratford

    IEEE Standards Awards

    International Award

    This award may be presented annually to an IEEE-SA individual member who has made an extraordinary contribution to establishing the IEEE-SA as a world-class leader in standardization.

    2006 – Ben C. Johnson, “For his vision and leadership in establishing the IEEE/IEC Dual Logo Agreement, and positioning IEEE as a leader in international standards development”

    Standards Medallion

    The Standards Medallion is awarded for major contributions to the development of standards.

    1990 – L. Bruce McClung

    1991 – Donald W. Zipse

    1992 – Joseph S. Dudor

    1995 – James M. Daly

    1998 – Richard H. Hulett

    2000 – Nicholas R. Rafferty

    2001 – H. R. Stewart, Jr.

    2001 – Richard L. Doughty

    2003 – Lorraine K. Padden

    2008 – Donald A. Voltz

    Distinguished Service Award

    The Distinguished Service Award is made annually to current member(s) or past member(s) of the IEEE-SA Standards Board to recognize distinguished service to the IEEE-SA based on major contributions to the standards development process.

    1994 – Ben C. Johnson

    2016 – Richard H. Hulett

    Managing Director’s Special Recognition Award

    The IEEE-SA Managing Director’s Special Recognition Award is presented “in appreciation of outstanding work that significantly benefits IEEE and IEEE-SA in the advancement of technology for humanity”   

    2018 – Daleep C. Mohla

    Joint Working Group Chair Award

    The IEEE-SA International Joint Working Group Chair Award is presented to IEEE-SA Working Group Chairs and ISO, IEC, or ISO/IEC Working Group Chair counterparts in acknowledgment of the contributions made between IEEE and either ISO, IEC, or ISO/IEC during the development of a standard.  The award is issued automatically upon publication of the jointly developed standard.


    Kevin Peterson – IEEE 80005-1-2012 – IEC/ISO/IEEE Utility Connections in Port – Part 1: High Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) Systems – General requirements


    Ben C. Johnson and Richard H. Hulett – IEEE 600079-30-1-2015 – IEC/IEEE International Standard – Explosive atmospheres – Part 30-1: Electrical heat trace heating – General and testing requirements

    Ben C. Johnson and Richard H. Hulett – IEEE 60079-30-2-2015 – IEC/IEEE International Standard – Explosive atmospheres – Part 30-2: Electrical heat trace heating – Application guide for design, installation and maintenance


    Kevin Peterson – IEEE 80005-2-2016 – IEC/IEEE Utility Connections in Port – Part 2: High and low voltage connection systems – Data communication for monitoring and control


    Kevin Peterson – IEEE 80005-1-2019 – IEC/ISO/IEEE Utility Connections in Port – Part 1: High Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) Systems – General requirements

    IEEE Technical Field Awards

    Richard Harold Kaufmann Award

    IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986 and named in honor of Richard Harold Kaufmann in memory of his many important contributions to industrial systems engineering and his dedicated service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

    The Richard Harold Kaufman Award is presented to an individual or team of up to three persons for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering

    1991 – John R. Dunki-Jacobs, “For contributions to the design and implementation of industrial power systems.”

    1996 – Marcus O. Durham, “For development of theory and practice in the application of power systems in hostile environments.”

    1999 – Baldwin Bridger, Jr., “For contributions to the design and application of power apparatus and to grounding practices for industrial commercial power systems.”

    2001 – H. Landis Floyd, II, “For advancing the development and application of electrical safety technology, standards and work practices for industrial systems.”

    2003 – Edward L. Owen, “For leadership in the development of synchronous and induction motors for a-c adjustable speed drives.”

    2004 – Richard L. Nailen, “For outstanding contributions to the understanding of electric motor applications through technical writings, presentations and teaching.”

    2011 – David D. Shipp, “For contributions to the design, analysis and protection of electric power systems and personnel in industrial and commercial applications.”

    2012 – John P. Nelson, “For leadership in grounding and protection design and the advancement of the electrical safety culture.”

    2015 – Charles J. Mozina, “For contributions to the electrical protection of synchronous generators.”

    2018 – Greg C. Stone, “For advancements in rotating machines insulation evaluation and testing.”

    Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

    The IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1979.  It is presented to an individual for exceptional contributions to the development and/or advancement of standards in electrical and electronics engineering

    1995 – L. Bruce McClung, “For leadership in defining, documenting, and standardizing safe electrical work practices.”

    2002 – Ben C. Johnson, “For leadership in improving the responsiveness of the IEEE standards process to industry needs and developing international electric surface heating standards.”

    2012 – Daleep C. Mohla, “For contributions to the preparation, dissemination and advocacy of consensus safety standards for operation and maintenance of industrial and commercial power systems.”

    2018 – Craig M. Wellman, “For leadership in developing and promoting standards that enable arc hazard assessment and injury-risk mitigation.”

    Medal for Engineering Excellence

    The IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence was established in 1986 by the IEEE Board of Directors to recognize “outstanding contributions in the application of engineering to a product, system, service, program or project, for the benefit of the public and engineering profession.”  It may be presented annually to an individual and team of not more than three.  The award was discontinued in 2009.

    1996 – John R. Dunki-Jacobs, “For a career devoted to the development of and contributions to the engineering and implementation of industrial power systems.”

    1998 – C. James Erickson, “For engineering contributions to the technology of industrial process heating and associated control systems, and development of related standards.”

    2001 – L. Bruce McClung, “For pioneering application of technology and standards leading to improved safety of industrial electrical systems.”

    2004 – Richard L. Doughty, H. Landis Floyd, II and Thomas E. Neal, “For pioneering development of empirical models for predicting electric arc incident energy, and development of protective clothing classes based upon layering of flame resistant fabrics.”

    Nikola Tesla Award

    The IEEE Nikola Tesla Award was established in 1975 through an agreement between the IEEE Power Engineering Society and the IEEE Board of Directors.

    The Award is named in honor of Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer, a distinguished Yugoslav-American inventor, and a pioneer in many fields, who is most renowned for the development of the coil that bears his name and the a-c induction motor.

    The award is presented to an individual or a team of up to three for outstanding contributions to the generation and utilization of electric power.

    2003 – Austin H. Bonnett, “For leadership in the development and application of design standards, maintenance technology, and operating practices to optimize induction motor performance.”

    IAS Awards

    Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award

    IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award, established in 1996, (renamed in 2009, 2015), recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by an IAS member less than 35 years of age.

    1996 – Christine M. Kent

    1999 – Kimberly K. Eastwood

    Distinguished Service Award

    IAS Distinguished Service Award, first presented in 1988, recognizes an individual for dedication and service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

    1994 – Eugene J. Fagan

    1996 – John H. Kassebaum

    1999 – Baldwin Bridger, Jr.

    2003 – Andrew W. Smith

    2013 – H. Landis Floyd, II

    Outstanding Achievement Award

    IAS Outstanding Achievement Award, first presented in 1969, honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the application of electricity to industry in accordance with the scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

    1976 – Ralph H. Lee

    1984 – Russell W. Mills

    1995 – C. James Erickson

    1996 – Austin H. Bonnett

    2001 – L. Bruce McClung

    Outstanding Young Member Service Award

    IAS Outstanding Young Member Service Award, established in 2015, recognizes outstanding service and contribution to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by an IAS member less than 35 years of age.

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    PCIC Awards

    PCIC Russell W. Mills Award

    The highest PCIC award, its coveted Certificate of Appreciation, was initiated in 1969.  The Certificate of Appreciation was renamed the Russell W. Mills Award in 1985, in honor of Russ Mill’s many contributions to the PCIC.  This award is presented “in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to furthering the objectives of the PCIC.”

    1969Max H. HaldersonPhillips Petroleum Company
    1969John J. SonnierShell Pipe Line Corporation
    1970W. H. DickinsonEsso Research & Engineering
    1972Russell W. MillsReliance Electric Company
    1973George B. JamisonCrouse-Hinds Company
    1974Franklin P. GertsonTexas Eastern Transmission Company
    1976William E. BurpeeThe Badger Company
    1978Thomas R. ShawPhillips Petroleum Company
    1979Samuel P. AxeAtlantic Richfield Company
    1980Arthur F. ViewegFlour Engineers and Constructors
    1982Jay A. StewartFMC Corporation
    1983Wayne L. MoserAmoco Chemicals Corporation
    1985Eugene J. FaganE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
    1989Ronald M. JacksonUNOCAL Corporation
    1991David C. AzbillShell Oil Company
    1992Frank P. HoganKillark Electric Manufacturing Company
    1993Andrew W. SmithE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
    1994J. Robert ZahnReliance Electric Company – Retired
    1995John H. KassebaumEli Lilly & Company – Retired
    1996William H. LeversChevron U.S.A – Retired
    1997Thomas P. PearsonARCO Exploration & Production Technology
    1998John R. DwyerAppleton Electric – Retired
    1999Ben C. JohnsonThermon Manufacturing Co.
    2000Richard L. DoughtyE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
    2001Bill McCartyValero
    2002Quent ReynoldsRockwell Automation
    2003John E. PropstShell – Retired
    2004Bill CasperRockwell Automation
    2005Jim HillThe Dow Chemical Company
    2006Scott ShannonAramco Services
    2007Paul MyersINEOS
    2008Danny LiggettE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
    2009Richard H. HulettThermon Industries
    2010Kimberly K. EastwoodThermon Industries
    2011H. Landis Floyd, IIE. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
    2012Timothy DriscollOBIEC Consulting
    2013James RozsitsRockwell Automation
    2014Rick BriedShell Pipeline Co. LP – Retired
    2015John NelsonNEI Electrical Power Engineering
    2016L. Bruce McClungUnion Carbide Corporation – Retired
    2017Donald DunnConsultant
    2018Daleep C. MohlaDCM Electrical Consulting
    2019Louis BarriosShell Projects & Technology
    2020Pam GoldGIAC Group
    2021Miriam BlazowskiAppleton Electric – Retired
    2022Peter BaenThermon Industries – Retired

    PCIC Outstanding Emeritus Award

    The PCIC Outstanding Emeritus Award was established in 1991 to recognize Emeritus members for noteworthy post-retirement contributions to the PCIC, IAS, IEEE or the public at large.  The Award is primarily based on contributions made after the individual attains PCIC Emeritus status.  The contributions may be technical, administrative or humanitarian in nature and include, but are not limited to participation in the Emeritus contribution to the annual PCIC Technical Conference.

    1991William H. Levers
    1992Edgar F. Merrill
    1993Everett E. Karsten
    1995William H. Levers
    1996Herbert H. Hickock, Jr.
    1997Glenn R. Griffith
    1998Richard L. Nailen
    1999Eugene J. Fagan
    2000C. James Erickson
    2001F. A. (Tony) Furfari
    2002Donald W. Zipse
    2003Andrew W. Smith
    2006Austin H. Bonnett
    2007Baldwin Bridger, Jr.
    2008John E. Propst
    2009Bruce McClung
    2010Daleep C. Mohla
    2011Leo Berg
    2012Rick Bried
    2013Gary L. Donner
    2014D. Ray Crow
    2015Timothy Driscoll
    2016Craig M. Wellman
    2017Bill Casper
    2018Jim Hill
    2019Chester L. Sandberg
    2020Lorraine Padden
    2021H. Landis Floyd
    2022Will McBride

    PCIC David C. Azbill Award

    The David C. Azbill Award was established in 1996 to recognize Dave Azbill’s many efforts in PCIC sponsored standards activities.  This award is presented in “recognition of extraordinary contributions to Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee sponsored standards.”

    1997Ben C. Johnson
    1998H. R. Stewart
    1999Richard L. Doughty
    2001Richard H. Hulett
    2003Nicholas R. Rafferty
    2004Dusty Brown
    2006Lorraine L. Padden
    2007Daleep C. Mohla
    2008Gary L. Donner
    2009Donald A. Voltz
    2010Travis Griffith
    2011Craig M. Wellman
    2012Wayne Williams
    2013L. Bruce McClung
    2014Bill Lockley
    2015Barry M. Wood
    2017Paul S. Hamer
    2018Kevin Peterson
    2019John Turner
    2020Paul House
    2021Arthur Smith
    2022Ray Crow

    PCIC Electrical Safety Excellence Award

    The Electrical Safety Excellence Award was established in 1999 for “outstanding dedication and contributions to advance and accelerate the dispersion of information and knowledge impacting electrical safety through activities within the PCIC.”

    1999H. Landis Floyd, II
    2000L. Bruce McClung
    2001Ray A. Jones
    2002Satish Chaparala
    2003Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer
    2004Danny Liggett
    2005Bill Jordan
    2006David Pace
    2008Thomas E. Neal
    2009Shahid Jamil
    2010D. Ray Crow
    2011Jim White
    2012Daniel Doan
    2013Michael Doherty
    2014Daleep C. Mohla
    2015Craig M. Wellman
    2017Kevin Lippert
    2018Dennis Neitzel
    2019John P. Nelson
    2020Jim Phillips
    2021John Kay
    2022Wei-Jen Lee

    PCIC Outstanding Technical Contribution Award

    The Outstanding Technical Contribution Award was established in 2005 “to recognize dedicated technical contribution to the Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee.”

    2006Bill Lockley
    2007Paul S. Hamer
    2008Gary Donner
    2009Craig M. Wellman
    2010Jim Bowen
    2011Roy Cossè
    2012Royce King
    2013Meredith Stranges
    2014Daniel Doan
    2015Bill Finley
    2016Donald Dunn
    2017Chuck Yung
    2018Robert A. Durham
    2019John A. Kay
    2020Shahid Jamil
    2021Bharat Mistry
    2022Robert McElveen

    PCIC Outstanding Young Professional Achievement Award

    The PCIC Outstanding Young Professional Achievement Award was established in 2019 “to recognize the services and contributions of a young professional, age thirty-five years and younger, to the IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee.”

    2019Clifton Oertli
    2020Manish Verma
    2021Carson Bates
    2022Gautami Bhatt