SES Presents Awards
Aug 31, 2009
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The Standards Engineering Society (SES) presented several awards at its 58th Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in August.

Hugh A. Krentz, P.Eng, received the Society’s highest award, the Leo B. Moore Medal, in recognition of his contributions and distinguished service in the field of standardization. Krentz is well-known and respected within the Canadian and international standards community. He has been Chairman of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) since 2001. Krentz has served on the Council in a variety of positions since 1977 and has been an active participant in the work of SCC and the Canadian National Standards System. The award is named for the late Dr. Leo B. Moore; a Professor-Emeritus from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and was first given by SES in 1963 to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Robert S. McNamara.

Mickie S. Rops CAE was awarded the SES/ASTM Robert J. Painter Memorial Award in recognition of service as a provider of professional development and credentialing programs and consultation to professional associations and credentialing agencies. Rops’ contribution to voluntary standardization since joining ASTM, and particularly over the past year, exemplifies the ideals of both ASTM and SES. The award recognizes work done by standards professionals in promoting the use of standards and is presented for outstanding service in a given year. The award is named after Robert J. Painter, who was ASTM's Executive Secretary and Treasurer for 1952-1960 and Executive Secretary Emeritus from 1961-1965.

Don Snyder was awarded the SES/CSA Lorne K. Wagner Memorial Award, which is sponsored by the CSA Standards in memory of Lorne K. Wagner, SES President from 1989 to 1991. The Award recognizes noteworthy contribution or service to the growth and development of SES. Snyder is currently the Director-U.S. Standards for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) where he has overall management responsibility for UL’s domestic standards program, managing a staff of 37 standards professionals.

Bert M. Coursey, Ph.D. was awarded the grade of Honorary Life Member, which is presented for distinction and outstanding accomplishment in the field of standardization. Coursey is currently the Director for Standards in the Test, Evaluation, and Standards Division in the Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security is awarded the grade of Honorary Life Member of SES. He received the award for his more than 20 years of government service in standardization for environmental radioactivity, nuclear medicine, radiation dosimetry, and the design and implementation of a national program for standards for homeland security.

Jean-Paul Emard was designated as a Fellow of SES, which is presented for professional distinction in, and special contribution to, the field of standardization. Emard is currently the Director, Industry Forums for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is being recognized for his dedication and service to the Standards Engineering Society and his involvement in standardization in information technology, electronics, and telecommunications. He has been a member of the Standards Engineering Society since 1996 and was active on the Board of Directors from 1997 through 2006.

Richard J. Forselius, Sc.D. was designated as a Fellow of SES, which is presented for professional distinction in, and special contribution to, the field of standardization. Dr. Forselius has been a member of the Standards Engineering Society since 1997. In addition, Dr. Forselius is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association Engineering Management Committee and the AIA Environmental, Safety & Health Committee, as well as the Strategic Standardization Forum for Aerospace. He was active in the American National Standards Institute, having served on the ANSI Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008, including as a member of the Executive Committee.

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