This award recognizes individuals or teams working in plant operations, process control and/or supply chain management that have significantly improved the safety, reliability or economics of process operations. Eligible nominees should be from industry or from a government laboratory or another nonacademic entity.
Examples of the types of contributions to be recognized include:
- Developing an innovative scheme for process automation
- Implementing a comprehensive system for operations management
- Achieving challenging goals for safety and reliability
- Executing a comprehensive program for total quality management
- Meeting challenging environmental requirements
- Achieving large-scale, integrated management of plants and supply chains
- Creating design methodologies or simulation software for process improvement.
Selection of the winner will be based on three key criteria:
- Impact of the contribution – has it made a difference in the market place and global community?
- Magnitude of the challenges that were overcome – what was the degree of difficulty?
- Innovation and technical creativity – what is the intellectual content?