PCIC presents several awards each year to outstanding individuals. For more information on these awards, please see PCIC Awards.
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 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
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”
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.”
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 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.”
1969 Max H. Halderson Phillips Petroleum Company
1969 John J. Sonnier Shell Pipe Line Corporation
1970 W. H. Dickinson Esso Research & Engineering
1972 Russell W. Mills Reliance Electric Company
1973 George B. Jamison Crouse-Hinds Company
1974 Franklin P. Gertson Texas Eastern Transmission Company
1976 William E. Burpee The Badger Company
1978 Thomas R. Shaw Phillips Petroleum Company
1979 Samuel P. Axe Atlantic Richfield Company
1980 Arthur F. Vieweg Flour Engineers and Constructors
1982 Jay A. Stewart FMC Corporation
1983 Wayne L. Moser Amoco Chemicals Corporation
1985 Eugene J. Fagan E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
1989 Ronald M. Jackson UNOCAL Corporation
1991 David C. Azbill Shell Oil Company
1992 Frank P. Hogan Killark Electric Manufacturing Company
1993 Andrew W. Smith E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
1994 J. Robert Zahn Reliance Electric Company – Retired
1995 John H. Kassebaum Eli Lilly & Company – Retired
1996 William H. Levers Chevron U.S.A – Retired
1997 Thomas P. Pearson ARCO Exploration & Production Technology
1998 John R. Dwyer Appleton Electric – Retired
1999 Ben C. Johnson Thermon Manufacturing Co.
2000 Richard L. Doughty E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
2001 Bill McCarty Valero
2002 Quent Reynolds Rockwell Automation
2003 John E. Propst Shell – Retired
2004 Bill Casper Rockwell Automation
2005 Jim Hill The Dow Chemical Company
2006 Scott Shannon Aramco Services
2007 Paul Myers INEOS
2008 Danny Liggett E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
2009 Richard H. Hulett Thermon Industries
2010 Kimberly K. Eastwood Thermon Industries
2011 H. Landis Floyd, II E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
2012 Timothy Driscoll OBIEC Consulting
2013 James Rozsits Rockwell Automation
2014 Rick Bried Shell Pipeline Co. LP – Retired
2015 John Nelson NEI Electrical Power Engineering
2016 L. Bruce McClung Union Carbide Corporation – Retired
2017 Donald Dunn Consultant
2018 Daleep C. Mohla DCM Electrical Consulting
2019 Louis Barrios Shell Projects & Technology
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.
1991 – William H. Levers
1992 – Edgar F. Merrill
1993 – Everett E. Karsten
1995 – William H. Levers
1996 – Herbert H. Hickock, Jr.
1997 – Glenn R. Griffith
1998 – Richard L. Nailen
1999 – Eugene J. Fagan
2000 – C. James Erickson
2001 – F. A. (Tony) Furfari
2002 – Donald W. Zipse
2003 – Andrew W. Smith
2006 – Austin H. Bonnett
2007 – Baldwin Bridger, Jr.
2008 – John E. Propst
2009 – Bruce McClung
2010 – Daleep C. Mohla
2011 – Leo Berg
2012 – Rick Bried
2013 – Gary L. Donner
2014 – D. Ray Crow
2015 – Timothy Driscoll
2016 – Craig M. Wellman
2017 – Bill Casper
2018 – Jim Hill
2019 – Chester L. Sandberg
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.”
1997 – Ben C. Johnson
1998 – H. R. Stewart
1999 – Richard L. Doughty
2001 – Richard H. Hulett
2003 – Nicholas R. Rafferty
2004 – Dusty Brown
2006 – Lorraine L. Padden
2007 – Daleep C. Mohla
2008 – Gary L. Donner
2009 – Donald A. Voltz
2010 – Travis Griffith
2011 – Craig M. Wellman
2012 – Wayne Williams
2013 – L. Bruce McClung
2014 – Bill Lockley
2015 – Barry M. Wood
2017 – Paul S. Hamer
2018 – Kevin Peterson
2019 – John Turner
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.”
1999 – H. Landis Floyd, II
2000 – L. Bruce McClung
2001 – Ray A. Jones
2002 – Satish Chaparala
2003 – Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer
2004 – Danny Liggett
2005 – Bill Jordan
2006 – David Pace
2008 – Thomas E. Neal
2009 – Shahid Jamil
2010 – D. Ray Crow
2011 – Jim White
2012 – Daniel Doan
2013 – Michael Doherty
2014 – Daleep C. Mohla
2015 – Craig M. Wellman
2017 – Kevin Lippert
2018 – Dennis Neitzel
2019 – John P. Nelson
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.”
2006 – Bill Lockley
2007 – Paul S. Hamer
2008 – Gary Donner
2009 – Craig M. Wellman
2010 – Jim Bowen
2011 – Roy Cossè
2012 – Royce King
2013 – Meredith Stranges
2014 – Daniel Doan
2015 – Bill Finley
2016 – Donald Dunn
2017 – Chuck Yung
2018 – Robert A. Durham
2019 – John A. Kay
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.”
2019 – Clifton Oertli