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Recognized For Outstanding Contributions to the BACnet Community
 
Atlanta, GA (PRWeb) – October 25, 2011 -- 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 2011 Facility Decisions Conference & Expo on October 11-12, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.  The award categories along with award explanations are listed below.

2011 Winners

Alpha Dog Award
Carl Neilson of Delta Controls
The Alpha Dog Award is presented to an individual who exhibits outstanding leadership.  Carl Neilson is a constant and dynamic voice of BACnet International through his leadership. His passion is truly inspiring.

St. Bernard Award
Michael R. Wilson of OEM Control
The St. Bernard Award goes to an individual who is always coming to the rescue. Michael R Wilson always steps up if something needs to be done, especially if no one else is available to do it.  If you need something done at the last minute, he is there.

German Shepherd Award
Joel Bender of Cornell University
The German Shepherd award is given to an individual who is known for keeping the group in line and upholding the BACnet Standards.  This year, it is being presented to two individuals equally deserving of the honor. The first award goes to Joel Bender, who is the essence of what BACnet is by constantly asking, "what can we make that people can use?" He also contributes massively himself, maintaining the key pieces of the infrastructure that ties us all together.

German Shepherd Award
Steve Karg of WattStopper
The second German Shepherd award is presented to Steve Karg who is like a Swiss Army Knife, and applies his varied skills to help produce the best that the BACnet community has to offer.

Labrador Award
Grant Wichenko of Appin Associates
The Labrador Award is presented to someone who shows unquestioning loyalty to BACnet International and the BACnet Standard. Anyone who works with Grant Wichenko is aware of his total loyalty to the BACnet product.  Those involved in standards work will understand the commitment required to work in the standards development area and the unquestioning loyalty required for such sustained activity.  He also expends enormous effort to implement BACnet in any project in which his company is engaged.

Rottweiler Award
Brad Hill of Honeywell
The Rottweiler Award was designed to honor a fierce protector of BACnet International and BACnet Standards. This year’s recipient is Brad Hill, who is a fixture in BACnet International and who contributes by participating on the BACnet International Board of Directors.

Jack Russell Award
Ben Dorsey of KMC
The Jack Russell Award goes to an individual who is always doing something for the betterment of BACnet International and the BACnet Standard. Ben Dorsey is constantly involved with improving BACnet International through his work with the BACnet International marketing committee.  He is heavily involved in improving the website and other publications that BACnet produces.

Howler Award
Ken Sinclair of Automated Buildings
The Howler Award serves to recognize an individual for making a lot of noise about BACnet International and BACnet Standards. This year’s recipient is Ken Sinclair, who continues to keep BACnet in the forefront of industry media via his coverage on AutomatedBuildings.com.

Fox Hound Award
Jack Lee of Airtek
 The Fox Hound Award goes to an individual who quickly and stealthily came up from behind in BACnet International. As a newcomer to BACnet International participation, Airtek in a single year has moved from BACnet-ambitious to BACnet-commanding. With 21 different BTL Listed models in three different device profiles, Airtek has risen to technical mastery of correct and interoperable BACnet.

Best in Show Award
Carrier
The Best in Show Award goes to a project posted in the BACnet Success Stories. This company's very first BACnet Success Story is an impressive piece of work. This LEED Gold project with a recognized retail industry leader is the ideal example of what we want submitted as a BACnet Success Story. It identifies the project challenges and solutions.   It is a clear, cogent, compelling and well-composed narrative. It identifies BACnet as the key to success on this project. It contains customer and integrator quotations. It identifies all contributing firms, consultants, integrators, contractors and manufacturers with hyperlinks to their web sites. It supplies a system schematic made available in the, “Systems Integrated,” section, and it uses outstanding project photos.

CatNet Systems Past Winners -  2010

Alpha Dog Award
Michael R. Wilson
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.

Rotteweiler 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.  “Within the BACnet International community, there are members who go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard.  This is the time when we award those individuals as, ‘Leaders of the Pack,’ and recognize them for enriching this organization in every way they know how.” McMillan continued, “Please join me in thanking the winners again for their unfailing loyalty to BACnet International and the BACnet standard.”
 
Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information visit
www.bacnetinternational.org

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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