Thursday, January 3, 2013

Irish automation author recognised

The ISA Publications Department anually remembers Mr. Keith Otto, a member who served the Society for many years, particularly as the Chair of the InTech Editorial Advisory Board.

David Twohig & ISA VP Pubs Eoin Ó Riain
The Keith Otto Award recognizes the authors of the best article in their periodical InTech magazine.

The winner was David Twohig for the best article in the September/October 2011 issue of InTech magazine titled, Utility Optimization – Driving economic performance through the utilization of automation technologies”

David Twohig is working as a Senior Engineering Specialist for Gilead Sciences, responsible for Automation System on their Cork manufacturing site in Ireland. He has a degree in Applied Physics and is presently working on a research Masters with the Chemical Engineering Dept. at Newcastle University (GB). He is a full member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology and is presently serving as an executive committee member for the Control and Automation Community.

This award is usually presented at the annual ISA Automation Week however this year as the then ISA VP Publications, Eoin Ó Riain, is also Irish, the presentation was made at the Ireland ISA Section's Honours & Awards event in University College, Cork last December.

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