Saturday, May 18, 2019

Control & Automation Hall of Fame induction.

Earlier this month (May 2019) during the Measurement, Control and Automation Association’s Industry Forum in Tucson, (AZ US), the distinguished achievement award of membership of the MCA Hall of Fame was presented to Ken Hoffer, Chief Executive Officer of Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc.

Ken Hoffer, is the 8th inductee into
the MCCA Hall of Fame. He joins
Gordon Arnold (Sierra Monitor),
Wade Mattar (Schneider Electric),
Richard Morley (Father of the PLC, RIP),
Robert Deane (Fluid Components Int)
Malcolm McQueen (Fluid Components Int),
Judy Stevenson (Magnetrol Int, RIP),
Dr. Peter G. Martin (Schneider Electric)
.
Founded in 1969, Mr. Hoffer’s  flow meter company, Hoffer Flow Controls, is an innovative leader in solving critical and demanding flow applications. In the early years, Hoffer Flow Controls specialized in cryogenic flow measurement systems and pioneered the use of the turbine flowmeter in cryogenics. Today the company manufactures high precision turbine flowmeters, not only for the cryogenic industry but is a world leader in turbine flowmeter technology for the measurement of clean liquids and gases throughout the processing industries.

Mr. Hoffer’s technical achievements include the pioneered use of self-lubricated ball bearings in turbine flowmeters. He developed the first HART-enabled device to receive official certification by the HART Foundation and also created the first portable field calibration system for cryogenic flowmeters. Mr. Hoffer also developed the first and only turbine flowmeter to receive certification by the United States Navy for use in nuclear propulsion service as well as to pass shock and vibration certification for unrestricted naval shipboard applications.

Mr. Hoffer has received many honors and awards over the years including North Carolina’s Small Business Exporter of the Year, Schlumberger GOLD Level Supplier, and was awarded the Distinguished Supplier Award by the United States Navy for maintained ballast flow control/flow measurement onboard the USS Cole following its bombing in October, 2000 which was critical to the ship's survival.

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