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ISA Recognizes 2021 Celebrating Excellence Awardees

This program honors the remarkable achievements and contributions of ISA members.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the 2021 ISA Celebrating Excellence award recipients. The ISA honors and awards program is the Society's opportunity to formally showcase and celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of its members, partners, and other automation professionals.

The Celebrating Excellence awards endeavors to stimulate, enhance, encourage, acknowledge, and reward outstanding contributions to our society and the automation profession by providing an avenue for individuals to compete for recognition within established categories. The Honors & Awards Committee annually receives all award nominations for defined Society awards, reviews the candidate qualifications, and recommends to the Executive Board honorees for approval.

Congratulations to our 2021 awardees for their outstanding achievement—a recognition well deserved!

2021 Celebrating Excellence Honorees

Excellence in Leadership
Jack Nehlig_Excellence in Leadership
Jack Nehlig
Phoenix Contact, Middleton, PA, USA

Excellence in Technical Innovation, Endowed by Honeywell UOP
Fawaz AlHadlaq_Excellence in Technical Innovation
Fawaz Saleh Al-Hadlaq
Saudi Aramco, Riyadh, Eastern, SA
Omar AL ZAyed_Excellence in Technical Innovation Omar Zayed Al-Zayed
Saudi Aramco, Riyadh, Eastern, SA
Fawaz AlSahan_Excellence in Technical Innovation Fawaz Adnan Al-Sahan
Saudi Aramco, Riyadh, Eastern, SA

Excellence in Corporate Technical Innovation

AutomationAutomation Excellence Private Limited
Chennai, TN, IND

Excellence in Technical Presentation

Ashish Garg_Excellence in Technical PresentationAshish Garg
Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, JH, IND

Excellence in Education

EJ Daigle_Excellence in EducationE.J. Daigle
Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Mentoring Excellence
María José Raposo_Mentoring Excellence
María José Raposo Rodriguez
Madrid, SP

Excellence in Enduring Service
C. S. Limaye_Excellence in Enduring Service
Chandrashekhar Limaye
Supertech Instrumentation Services (I) Pvt. Ltd., Thane, MH, IND
Joseph Provenzano_Excellence in Enduring ServiceJoseph Provenzano
Naugatuck, CT, USA

Excellence in Society Service
Dawn Schweitzer_Excellence in Society Service
Dawn T. Schweitzer
Eastman Kodak, Pittsford, NY, USA

Division Excellence
Smart-Manufacturing-and-IIoT-Division_Division Excellence

Division Leader Excellence

SujataTilak_Division Leader ExcellenceSujata Tilak

Director of the Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division

Pune, MH, IND

Section Excellence
Edmonton Section-Logo+ISA-name-FL_Section Excellence


Section Leader Excellence
Archit Kohli_Section Leader Excellence
Archit Kohli
President of the Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering Student Section, Mumbai, MH, IND

Standards Excellence
Graham Nasby_Standards Excellence
Graham Nasby
City of Guelph Water Services, Guelph, ON, CAN

Volunteer Leader of the Year
Jacqueline Buskop_Volunteer Leader of the Year
Jacqueline Buskop
Houston, TX, USA

For more information, please visit ISA Honors and Awards.

Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano is the Content Marketing Specialist for ISA & ISAGCA.

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