Industry Awards and Recognition

Mark Pickell Award

Recognizing and honoring that member whose outstanding activities and efforts during the preceding year or years has contributed greatly to strengthen the effectiveness, benefits, and growth of his/her local Division of ISWM.

In memory of Mark W. Pickell, who was associated with the weighing industry and NSMA from the early publication days of Scale Journal (now Weighing and Measurement Magazine). Mr. Pickell served as Secretary-Treasurer of NSMA for a number of years.

Purpose

The Mark Pickell award was created to recognize and honor that member whose outstanding activities and efforts during the preceding year or years has contributed greatly to strengthen the effectiveness, benefits, and growth of his/her local Division of ISWM.

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Division placing the nomination for at least one year. The candidate must be active in his/her Division affairs during the year in which nominated, regularly attending meetings and helping when asked.

The candidate does not have to be active on an international level, nor present at the society Conference. The candidate may not be nominated by his/her Division for another international award in the same year. Candidates may be nominated more than once, but not in two consecutive years.

For the ISWM 2016 Conference & Expo, nominations must be received no later than January 11, 2016.

Nominations

Each Division is asked to submit its nomination to the headquarters office in writing no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Society Conference. Nominations should be limited to two type-written pages and should include supportive evidence and background and biographical material on the candidate. Keeping in mind that the members of the committee may never have had the opportunity to meet the nominee, it is up to the Division to introduce its candidate to the committee, and to point out all the reasons the candidate is the Division's choice for the award.

Past Winners

  • 2014- Donald Gray, New England
  • 2008- Paula Sharpe, Southern California 
  • 2006- C. Steven Dishon, Potomac
  • 2004- Larry Buckwalter, Potomac
  • 2002- Steve Kendra, Potomac
  • 2000- James Cannon, Great Lakes
  • 1999- Bob Reynolds, Southern
  • 1998- Gail Blessum, Southern California
  • 1997- Dan Blessum, Southern California
  • 1996- Irene Warnlof, Potomac
  • 1995- David C. English, Pacific Northwest
  • 1994- Dennis L. Molina, Great Lakes
  • 1993- Billy Summerlin, Jr. Delta
  • 1992- Harry W. Pegg, Southern
  • 1991- G. T. Michelli, Jr., Delta
  • 1990- Woody Woodruff, Texas
  • 1989- Marilyn Foster, Southern California
  • 1988- Brick Phillips, Pacific Northwest
  • 1987- Garland Fergusen, Southeastern
  • 1986- Clifford V. Morris, Pacific Northwest
  • 1985- Daniel J. Cockrell, Southern
  • 1984- Albert E. Evans, A&PB 
  • 1983- Charles McGee, Southeastern
  • 1982- George C. Welch, New England
  • 1981- Deane F. Laird, Southern
  • 1980- William H. Garner, Southern California
  • 1979- William A. Scheurer, Great Lakes
  • 1978- James A. King, Sr., Southeastern
  • 1977- Jane B. Scheurer, Great Lakes
  • 1976- Raymond C. Canfield, Allegany
  • 1975- Nat Lavenda, Greater New York
  • 1974- Lorenzo A. Gredy, Hoosier
  • 1973- Mack Rapp Greater, New York
  • 1972- Warren J. Schieser, Great Lakes
  • 1971- Howard L. Zupp, Lake Erie
  • 1970- Dale R. Smith, Lake Erie1969 E. H. Fishman, Hoosier
  • 1968- Vernon D. Campbell, Great Lakes
  • 1967- John L. O'Neill, Heart of America
  • 1966- Henry F. Lucas, Railroad
  • 1965- Charles B. Hansen, Greater New York
  • 1964- T. L. Brewer, Southern
  • 1963- James A. Sloan, Southeastern

Thomas "Mic" Hendrick Award

Recognizing an individual for his/her discovery or successful application of a principle or concept which has benefited the weighing industry (formerly known as the Technical Excellence Award).

Established in 1979, the Thomas "Mic" Hendrick memorial Award for Technical Excellence (formerly known as the Technical Excellence Award) is sponsored and funded by the ISWM.

Purpose

To recognize an individual for his/her discovery or successful application of a principle or concept which has benefited the weighing industry.

Eligibility Requirements

The recipient may be any person credited with a discovery or successful application of a principle or concept which has benefited the weighing industry. The principle must be of a technical nature, have been introduced to the weighing industry within the last 100 years, be unique, represent an improvement to increase efficiency and/or accuracy of weighing equipment and have been in use for a reasonable period of time by a significant portion of the industry. It must be of economic significance to the weighing industry and foster further advancements in the industry by building on the concept.


The award may be presented posthumously, but preference will be given to a living person. The recipient or some living person or representative of an organization must be interested enough to be at the conference to accept, receive, and acknowledge the award.

Nominations can be sent to the ISWM headquarters and will be forwarded to the Selection Committee.

Nominations for the ISWM 2016 Conference & Expo must be received by the ISWM by February 2, 2016.

Past Winners

  • 1994- Harry Lockery, Flintab, Inc.
  • 1992- Thomas M. Hendrick, Richards Scale, Inc.
  • 1989- Dr. Robert W. Zimmerer
  • 1987- Dr. S.Y. Lee, Setra Systems, Inc.
  • 1986- Dr. Erhard Mettler
  • 1983- Arthur L. Thurston
  • 1982- Frank Rock, National Controls, Inc.
  • 1980- Kenneth C. Allen, Hobart Corporation
  • 1979- Dr. Arthur C. Ruge, BLH Electronics, Inc

Lady of the Year Award

To encourage active participation in the Society on the part of wives of members and the women in the weighing industry, and to recognize their valuable contributions to the Society and the industry.

Sponsored by a trust fund in care of ISWM set up in 1979 by Raymond C. and Charlotte M. Canfield, Pittsburgh, PA.

Purpose

To encourage active participation in the Society on the part of wives of members and the women in the weighing industry and to recognize their valuable contributions to the Society and the industry.

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate should be a member in good standing of the International Society of Weighing and Measurement or the wife of a member in good standing. The candidate should be in attendance at the Society Conference. The candidate must participate in the guest program seminar and at least one other guest program activity during the conference; or be registered as a conference attendee. The candidate shall have been active in ISWM Division and District activities. Consideration also will be given for participation in activities of her church, her community, and other outside organizations. Paid staff members of ISWM shall not be eligible for this award.

Nominations

Each Division may submit at least one nomination for the award, and more than one may be submitted. Nominations shall be sent to the ISWM headquarter office no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Society Conference and shall be no more than two pages in length. Nominations shall include pertinent information on the activities and achievements of the candidate in ISWM, in her community, church, and other outside organizations.

For the ISWM 2016 Conference & Expo, nominations must be received no later than January 11, 2016.

Past Winners

  • 2014- Vicki Allman
  • 2012- Cathy Erickson
  • 2010- Marilyn Johnson
  • 2008- Ann Crowley
  • 2006- Rebecca Owens
  • 2004- Amy Allen
  • 2002- Barbara Hendrick
  • 2000- Yvonne Phillips
  • 1999- Paula Mylenki
  • 1998- Sharon Cheyne
  • 1997- Gail Blessum
  • 1996- Jannis Parrish
  • 1994- Nicki Nicol
  • 1993- Donna Summerlin
  • 1992- Judy Kolaci
  • 1991- Anita Pegg
  • 1990- Hilda Evans
  • 1989- Carolyn Buck
  • 1986- Irene Morris
  • 1985- Marilyn Foster
  • 1984- Rachel S. McGee
  • 1983- Ozzie Hansen
  • 1982- Iris H. Estes
  • 1981- Ruth K. Densmore
  • 1980- Edrene N. Garner

Earl Curl Award

Recognizing the outstanding Division of ISWM. The Earl Curl Award was established in 1961 and is donated each year by Nicol Scales, LP, Dallas, Texas.

In Memory of

Earl Curl, General Manager of the Western Weighing and Inspection Bureau, Chicago, Illinois, who served as President of National Scale Men's Association in 1949-50.

Purpose

Originally intended as a membership incentive award to be won by the local Division which had the largest percentage of increase in membership from one annual meeting to the next, the award has evolved into one which recognizes the outstanding division of ISWM.

Eligibility Requirements

The Division must meet both eligibility requirements as listed below: 1. Increase in membership an average of 5% or more in the last (2) years. 2. Two or more meetings during each of the last (2) years.

Selection Considerations

The committee will make the selection based on the following considerations: 1. Additional meetings held during the last (2) years. 2. Quality of special programs during meetings. 3. Quality of speakers at meetings. 4. Educational classes at meetings. 5. Programs to benefit other Divisions of ISWM.

Nominations

Each eligible Division may submit to the selection committee a presentation showing why it should be awarded the Earl Curl Award. Only one division will be awarded the Earl Curl Award during a year. 

For the ISWM 2016 Conference & Expo, nominations must be sent to the ISWM by January 25, 2016.

Past Winners

  • 2016- Central Northwest Division
  • 2014- Southeastern Division
  • 2008- New England Division
  • 2006- Southeastern Division
  • 2004- Potomac Division
  • 2002- International Division
  • 2000- Potomac Division
  • 1999- Southern Division
  • 1998- Southern California Division
  • 1997- Potomac Division
  • 1996- International Division
  • 1995- Southern Division
  • 1994- Potomac Division
  • 1993- New England Division
  • 1992- Potomac Division
  • 1991- Great Lakes Division
  • 1990- Greater New York Division
  • 1989- Analytical & Precision Balance Division
  • 1988- Potomac Division
  • 1987- Analytical & Precision Balance Division
  • 1986- Pacific Northwest
  • 1985- Southern California
  • 1984- Pacific Northwest Division
  • 1983- Southeastern Division
  • 1982- Southern Division
  • 1981- New England Division
  • 1980- New England Division
  • 1979- Delta Division
  • 1978- Florida Division
  • 1977- Northern California Division
  • 1976- New England Division
  • 1975- Southern California Division
  • 1974- Southeastern Division
  • 1973- Railroad Division
  • 1972- Southeastern Division
  • 1971- Rocky Mountain Division
  • 1970- Alfred College Division
  • 1969- British Columbia Division
  • 1968- Texas Division
  • 1967- Potomac Division
  • 1966- Heart of America Division
  • 1965- Southern California Division
  • 1964- Heart of America Division
  • 1963- Texas Division
  • 1962- Hoosier Division
  • 1961- Southeastern Division

Woody Woodland Memorial Award

This award is intended to honor a person who, by his/her own efforts and services, has contributed in an outstanding manner to the scale and weighing industry.

In Memory of

J.E. "Woody” Woodland, who dedicated his entire life to the weighing industry and to the people in it, and who passed away in 1948 on the day he was elected President of National Scale Men’s Association.

Purpose

The award is intended to honor a person who, by his/her own efforts and services, has contributed in an outstanding manner in the scale and weighing industry.

Nominations

Each Division of the Society is asked to submit a nomination to the Chairperson of the nominations committee.

For the ISWM 2016 Conference & Expo, nominations may be sent to the ISWM by email (karen@iswm.org), fax (866-285-3512) or mail.  Nominations must be received no later than February 2, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements

In submitting nominations, the Divisions are asked to provide complete biographical information and supporting evidence of the nominee’s contributions to the weighing industry. The Division must be able to convince the selection committee, through its nomination presentation, that its candidate is truly deserving to be recognized as the outstanding person of his time in the weighing industry. Nominations must be limited to two (2) typewritten pages. The award may be given posthumously and the committee reserves the right not to select a winner in a given year, if in the committee’s judgment no nominee is deserving of this recognition.

Past Winners

  • 2016 - Brian Brown
  • 2014 - Walter Young
  • 2012- Dean Ely
  • 2008- Richard Sharpe
  • 2006- Paula J.Z. Sharpe
  • 2004- Joseph F. Geisser
  • 2002- Dave Mathieu
  • 2000- Finn Jenssen
  • 1999- Rudolph J. Kolaci
  • 1998- Ken Kardux
  • 1997- Carl P. Heinzen
  • 1996- Donald B. Johnson
  • 1995- Mimi Harlan
  • 1994- Paul Peterson
  • 1993- Marilyn Foster
  • 1992- Thomas M. Stabler
  • 1991- G.T. Michelli, Jr.
  • 1990- George Garner
  • 1989- Otto K. Warnlof
  • 1988- David C. English
  • 1987- Wayne W. Johnson
  • 1986- Daniel J. Cockrell
  • 1985- James A. King, Jr.
  • 1984- Clifford V. Morris
  • 1983- William H. Garner
  • 1982- William F. Nicol
  • 1981- Raymond C. Canfield
  • 1980- Al Nicholson
  • 1979- Howard L. Zupp
  • 1978- William S. Fuller
  • 1977- Eugene H. Fishman
  • 1976- Thaddeus Fairbanks
  • 1975- John I. Moore
  • 1974- Allen Y. Johnson
  • 1973- T. R. Mantes
  • 1972- C. G. Gehringer
  • 1971- Joseph S. Peterson
  • 1970- Fred H. Johnson
  • 1969- James A. King, Sr.
  • 1968- Verne C. Kennedy, Sr.
  • 1967- Ingram H. Richardson
  • 1966- Kenneth C. Allen
  • 1965- Leslie R. Murphy
  • 1964- Mack Rapp
  • 1963- Harold J. Fuller
  • 1962- Charles L. Richard
  • 1961- Joseph M. Spinks
  • 1960- Oliver H. Watson
  • 1959- William A. Scheurer

ISWM Outstanding Young Professional Award

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to recognize an ISWM member, 45 years or younger, who has contributed in a meaningful way to the ISWM and the weighing industry.

How to Nominate

Nominations must be made for the award by an ISWM member in good standing.  ISWM members wishing to make nominations for the ISWM Outstanding Young Professioal Award should present in writing a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, along with a discussion of the person's contributions to the ISWM and the weighing industry.  Presentations should be limited to two (2) pages.  Particular attention should be devoted to explaining why the nominee qualifies for the award and to making certain that the nominee meets the selection criteria.  The award will be based entirely on merit and will not necessarily by presented each year.  Nominations should be sent to ISWM Headquarters at least 60 days prior to the start of the ISWM Conference and Expo.

For the ISWM 2016 Conference & Expo, nominations must be received no later than December 18, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate must be: 45 years old or younger; must have worked in some facet of the scale industry or weights and measures for at least five years; must have made an outstanding contribution in one or more of the following fields: the scale industry, weights and measures, ISWM; must be a member in good standing of the ISWM; and must be recommended for the award by an ISWM member in good standing.

Outstanding New Product Award (Kardux Cup)

Recognizing a company, group, or individual for the most outstanding new technical achievement of the past two years that positively impacts the weighing and measurement industry.

Established in 1996, the Outstanding New Product Award (Kardux Cup), is sponsored and funded by the International Society of Weighing and Measurement. Named for Ken Kardux, of Kg Systems, Inc. whose inspiration was instrumental in the implementation of the award, and who generously contributed funds towards the purchase of the original perpetual trophy.

Purpose

To recognize a company, group or individual for the most outstanding new technical achievement of the past two years that positively impacts the weighing and measurement industry.

Award Process

The Outstanding New Product Award selection committee shall consist of the First Vice President as Chairperson. The Chairperson will select (4) to (9) members for a total of (5) to (10) members. The members shall be selected from a cross section of the Weighing and Measurement industry, such as manufacturers of scales, load cells, indicators, printers, and components, wholesale distributors, dealers, users, regulators, inspectors, and government officials. The committee will meet during the Society Conference and review all products and documents submitted. The committee will choose three finalists, and interview each of the finalists. The committee will inform the three finalist of the date and time the award will be presented, and encourage them to attend the event. Once the interviews have been completed, the committee will meet and come to a majority decision on the winner.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Product data, picture, and application is to be submitted 30 days before the Society Conference. This information will then be distributed to committee members. 2.Product is to be put on display in the New Product Showcase at the Society Conference. 3.Admission to the New Product Showcase will be granted only to current exhibitors. 4.The product must have been released for publication or use during the past (2) years. 5.The achievement must represent a significant technical advancement.

Past Winners

  • 2016 - Pendeo Load Cell
    Sartorius Intec
  • 2014 - T-Touch
    Tscale Electronics Mfg. (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 - BM-20 Microbalance
    A&D Weighing
  • 2010 - Pipette Accuracy Tester, AD-4212B-PT
    A&D Weighing
  • 2008- Wireless Digital Junction Box
    Transcell Technology
  • 2006- iRite IDE 
    Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • 2004- PS02 ASICI 
    Transducers Direct/Acam
  • 2002- 920i Programmable Indicator/Controller 
    Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • 2000- Windows®Direct 
    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
  • 1999- Communicator II 
    Kg Systems Inc.
  • 1998- Helix™ Load Cell 
    Gagetek
  • 1997- M/C Module 
    Virtual Measurements & Control Inc.
  • 1996- Smart Remote 
    Totalcomp Scales & Components

Most Outstanding Exhibit Award

Recognizing a company that exhibits at the Society Conference for having the most outstanding exhibit.

Purpose

To recognize a company that exhibits at the Society Conference for having the Most Outstanding Exhibit.

Eligibility Requirements

The recipient must be exhibiting at the current Society Conference. The exhibit will be judged on overall quality, product presentation, booth staffing, personal appearance, helpfulness to attendees, and assistance with technical and application questions.

Past Winners

  • 2016 - RADWAG USA, LLC
  • 2014- Tscale Electronics Mfg. (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
  • 2012- Intelligent Weighing Technology, Inc. 
  • 2010- Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • 2008- Salter Brecknell Weighing Products
  • 2006- Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • 2004- Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • 2002- Intercomp Co.
  • 2000- B-Tek, Inc.
  • 1999- Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • 1998- B-Tek, Inc.
  • 1997- Pennsylvania Scale Company
  • 1996- Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Inc.
  • 1995- Tedea-Huntleigh, Inc.
  • 1994- GSE Scale Systems
  • 1993- Revere Transducers, Inc.
  • 1992- Intercomp
  • 1991- Totalcomp Inc.
  • 1990- Doran Scales
  • 1989- A&D Engineering
  • 1988- Ohaus Corporation
  • 1981- Tokyo Electric of Canada, Ltd.
  • 1980- Toledo Scale Division of Reliance Electric Co.
  • 1979- K-Tron Arizona
  • 1978- Martin-Decker Company
  • 1979- BLH Electronics

Miles D. Fishman Memorial Award

The Miles D. Fishman Memorial Award is offered by the Scale Dealers Association in honor of the memory of Miles D. Fishman, and will be presented to an outstanding young person who has contributed in a significant manner to the promotion of the scale industry, weights and measures, and/or the ISWM.  The Miles D. Fishman Memorial Award is now handled entirely by the Scale Dealers Association with no ISWM involvement.

In Memory of

During his brief career in the scale industry, Miles Fishman was an energetic and hard working member of NSMA, always interested in promoting all facets of the organization. Despite his serious physical problems, Miles was constantly promoting NSMA and the scale industry in general. He served in many positions of responsibility including Chairman of the Hoosier Division, Governor of District VII, Program Chairman for the 1974 Conference, and was active on the Program Committee for the 1978 Conference. Miles stayed active in both National Scale Men’s Association and the weighing industry right up to the time of his death on May 21, 1982 at the age of 32. Miles Fishman exemplifies the type of young people NSMA/ISWM will depend upon to continue its growth and success in the future. The Miles D. Fishman Memorial Award will be presented to the outstanding young person who most represents the continuation of the high standards he set.

Past Winners

  • 2006- James "Bert” Baxter
  • 1999- Kathleen Kienzle
  • 1997- Randy Whitledge
  • 1996- Ronald A. Wenzel
  • 1995- Randy Motz
  • 1994- Kristie Anderson
  • 1993- Robert Kroll
  • 1991- Kenneth Butcher
  • 1988- Dennis L. Molina
  • 1987- David C. English & George Garner
  • 1986- Marilyn Foster
  • 1984- Mimi Harlan
  • 1983- Wayne Johnson 

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