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BACnet International announced the winners of its annual, “Leaders of the Pack” awards to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community. The Award Ceremony took place during the 2010 Facility Decisions Conference & Expo on October 5-6, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.

BACnet International today announced the winners of its annual, “Leaders of the Pack” awards to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community. The Award Ceremony took place during the 2010 Facility Decisions Conference & Expo on October 5-6, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. The award categories along with award explanations are listed below.

Alpha Dog Award, Michael R. Wilson, OEMCtrl
The Alpha Dog Award was presented to Michael R Wilson as an individual who exhibits outstanding leadership. This person is a constant and dynamic voice of BACnet International through his leadership of the Marketing Committee and the organization's social media presence.

St. Bernard Award, KMC Controls
The St. Bernard Award goes to KMC Controls for always coming to the rescue. Besides providing a solid product, KMC is always there in terms of support of BACnet International.

German Shepherd Award, Dave Robin of Automated Logic
The German Shepherd was awarded to Dave Robin who is known for keeping the group in line and upholding the BACnet Standards. As the chairman of ASHRAE SSPC-135 and a member of the BACnet International board, Dave works tirelessly to push the technical scope of BACnet.

Labrador Award, David M Fisher of Polarsoft
The Labrador Award was presented David Fisher for showing unquestioning loyalty to BACnet International and the BACnet Standard. David is one of the early "founding fathers" of BACnet. David built his career around educating others about BACnet and created much of the early educational materials for the protocol.

Rottweiler Award, Grant Wichenko of Appin Associates
The Rottweiler Award was presented to Grant Wichenko to honor his fierce protection of BACnet International and BACnet Standards. Grant is a fixture in BACnet International who contributes by participating on the BACnet International Steering Committee and is constantly spreading the word about BACnet.

Jack Russell Award, Automated Logic
The Jack Russell Award went to Automated Logic for always doing something for the betterment of BACnet International and the BACnet Standard. Automated Logic participates in almost every BACnet International committee, pushing both the BACnet standard and BACnet International.

Howler Award, Terry Hoffmann of Johnson Controls
The Howler Award was given to Terry Hoffmann to recognize his efforts to make a lot of noise about BACnet International and BACnet Standards. Terry is the "E.F. Hutton" of the BACnet International Marketing committee, and has truly made a significant impact since he started participating.

Fox Hound Award, Carrier Corporation
The Fox Hound Award was awarded to Carrier Corporation for quickly and stealthily moving to the front of the pack in BACnet International. After formally joining in 2009 Carrier has made an immediate splash by participating in committees and tradeshows. Their i-Vu Open is Carrier’s first BTL Listed BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) – and their first truly open BACnet solution.

Best in Show Award, Kuwait Oil Company project
The Best in Show Award went to Kuwait Oil Company for their project posted in the BACnet Success Stories. This well documented multi-BACnet-vendor Success Story demonstrates both BACnet vendor interoperability and international acceptance and application of the BACnet Standard. It is compelling, well composed and accompanied by some great photos.

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and General Manager of Philips Teletrol, shared his appreciation to the community. “With this year’s theme, the Leaders of the Pack, we at BACnet International set out to distinguish those who, at the pinnacle of their careers, still take the time to enrich this organization in every way they know how.” McMillan continued, “The building automation industry is consistently evolving and it is because of the tireless efforts of these companies and individuals that BACnet International is able to not only remain competitive, but remain an organization that is globally admired and respected. A great many members have contributed to this success, so my thanks go out to all of them.”

Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information here.

About BACnet® International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by ASHRAE and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit www.bacnetinternational.org.

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