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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; 

  • 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.

Nominations are considered on an annual basis. Only individuals who have been members of SES for the past ten (10) years are eligible for nomination.


2019 SES Fellow Recipients:


Recipient:Jim Walters, Vice President AHRI

Jim  Walters is Vice President, International Affairs of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) in Arlington, Virginia USA. The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute is the trade association representing  315 manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment headquartered in virtually every continent of the world. They manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale globally and in in North America.

Jim joined AHRI following extensive involvement with international petroleum industry relations, focusing on global policy and regulatory aspects of climate effects and the relation to that of standards, certification, and public policy.

Jim attended the George Washington University, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University in the United States.

Jim has been a member of SES since 1990, held several offices including that of President from 2007 to 2011.

Recipient: Joy Fitzpatrick - The Boeing Company

Joy Fitzpatrick has been a Boeing representative to SES for 14 years. She began her time with SES at the 2005 Charlotte conference. During her time with SES, she has served as a director several times and been a member of many committees. Joy began her time on the Board of Directors as the Publications Director. She also served as the Technical Director, where she oversaw the Standards and Certification committees. The society has been transformed over the past years, Joy is most proud of her successful campaign to delegate more authority and decision making to the committees. With more minds working together SES has seen big leaps in membership and outreach.

Joy Fitzpatrick began working for Boeing in 1996, from the start she has managed the development and use of corporate and industry standards for the company. Joy works with manufacturing organizations to define common requirements for factory equipment, facilities, and tooling. Joy has worked with experts from across the company to develop enterprise requirements for design and fabrication standards. She is responsible for a collection of over 900 standards that range from factory lighting to advanced manufacturing of tooling. These standards are used around the world by thousands of Boeing employees, customers, and suppliers. Joy has participated in industry standards policy as a Boeing representative for over 10 years, including participation at AIA, AIAA, SAE, SES, and ANSI. Joy has worked in the area of restricted chemical management for Boeing Research and Technology including the development of systems to manage use of these items. She participated in the GRANTA Environmental Materials industry consortia and was a member of the team to select and deploy the Boeing SDS system. Joy is also an Authorized Individual, meaning that she makes determinations of export control for Boeing standards.




Nomination Procedure: 

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.

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
Portsmouth, NH 03801 

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