has received the 2009 International Society of Automation (ISA) Albert F. Sperry Founder Award
. This is ISA's outstanding achievement award and recognizes an outstanding technical, educational or philosophical contribution to the science and technology of instrumentation, systems, and automation. The award is named for Albert F. Sperry who was internationally recognized for his contributions to the advancement and development of instrumentation as an innovator, a business executive and a Society leader. He served as the first ISA President and was elected an Honorary Member of ISA in 1956.