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The Award consists of a distinctively colored SES lapel pin and is accompanied by a professionally mounted Citation. The Award is presented at the SES Annual Conference.


This Award is presented by invitation of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Awards Committee, for Professional distinction in, and special contribution to, the field of standardization, as: 

An Executive, Manager, Scientist, Engineer, Technologist, Writer or Information Specialist engaged in the field of Standards or Standardization who has attained professional distinction; who has been engaged in this discipline for at least 10 years; and, who has directed or participated in important work applying the principles of standardization for at least three (3) years, or,

  • A Professor or Teacher in a University, College or School of recognized standing, who has contributed to the advancement of the principles of Standardization, or,

  • An individual who has done notable original work which has contributed to the advancement of standardization, and has thereby attained professional distinction, or,

  •  An individual regularly engaged in standards or standardization work for at least 10 years, and, who by special contribution to the advancement of standardization or related documentation, has attained professional distinction.

  • The Award is presented on an annual basis.

  •  Only individuals who have been members of SES for the past ten (10) years are eligible for nomination.


2018 SES Fellow Recipients:


Recipient: Michael Merker Associate Executive Director, Standards and Certification, ASME

As Associate Executive Director, Standards and Certification, Michael Merker is responsible for the standards, conformity assessment and publications activities of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Mr. Merker has served on the Society’s codes and standards technical staff for over 37 years and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and an MBA in Marketing from Pace University.  He has served on numerous technical and administrative standards committees and has interacted with government agencies, industry and standards developing organizations throughout the world.  Mr. Merker is a member of the ASME Council on Standards and Certification, The Standards Engineering Society, and the Standards Publishing Advisory Board.

n as the Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative (AMSC). Throughout Pat’s career, members of the Society (SES) has benefited from his leadership in addressing complex and innovative areas for standards development and conformity assessment. He is well-deserving of this recognition of SES Fellow.

Recipient: Keith Porter - The Boeing Company

Keith Porter has spent the last three decades developing, applying, and managing standards. He has worked for The Boeing Company since 1984 and started in what was then Boeing's Corporate Standard Organization. His first assignment was as the company's focal point for metrication.


Keith's current responsibilities include managing the creation, implementation, and execution of multiple business processes, enabling the787 Dreamliner program to realize its goal of fewer and simpler parts and assuring that standards are available to support scheduled need dates for design and production. Keith provides technical, business, and integration leadership to individuals and teams within and across multiple Life-Cycle Product Teams (LCPTs).


Keith has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Washington.


Keith has been a member of the Society of Standards Professionals (SES) since 1990. He was recognized by SES (Distinguished Service Award) in 1997 for his work on the society's first web-site.


Keith has been the industry chair of the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Technical Information Division (TID) Specifications and Standards section since 1995.


As a member of the Aerospace Industry Association's (AIA) Early Warning Project Group (EWPG), he helped define the industry's response to cancelation of hundreds of military specifications and standards.


Keith was born in Seattle, WA and has been a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest.


Keith married Susan Anderson in 1984. They have two adult children, Amanda and Daniel. Keith and Susan live near Carnation, WA. 


Nomination Procedure: 


Using the nomination form as a guide, you can submit qualified nominations in one of three ways: 

Email: SES Executive Director

Telephone: 1 309-716-6504

Mike Morrell
Executive Director
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals
1950 Lafayette Road
Suite 200
Pourtsmouth, NH 03801 

Supporting Data:
For each nomination, include individual name, organization, and contact information. Also, provide a supporting statement of 350 words or less stating the achievements in support of the nomination.

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