ControlTrends had the additional honor of inducting George Thomas into the ControlTrends Awards Hall of Fame. George Thomas received his BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. George completed the American Electronics Association/Stanford University Executive Institute for managing high-tech companies, and has served as a director on several boards such as the MIDCON Electronics Show and Convention, the IEEE-Chicago Section, the STD Bus Manufacturer’s Group, the ARCNET Trade Association, the American Electronics Association, the Chicago Manufacturing Center and the Management Association of Illinois. George Thomas is a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and past chairman of the Chicago Section, and is a senior member of the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation society. To read more of George’s outstanding lifetime achievements and prolific career, please read below.
Professional Activities: Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) . Member of the Americian Society of Quality (ASQ). Past chairman of the Chicago Section of the IEEE and current History chairman. Past chairman of the MIDCON electronics show and convention.
Trade Activities: Past chairman of the Management Association of Illinois. Past director of the Chicago Manufacturing Center. Past director of the American Electronics Association (AEA). Past chairman of the AEA /Midwest Council. Director of the ARCNET Trade Association, Past chairman of the STD Bus Manufacturer’s Group.
Papers and Journals: Published Network Communications for Buildings (2015) to celebrate Contemporary Controls’ 40th Anniversary. Authored several articles on control and industrial networking technology for publications such as Control Engineering magazine. Presented papers at conferences such as Plant Engineering/80, SATECH/85, ISA/87, IPC/88, ControlExpo/89, ICEE/92, FieldComms USA/97, FieldComms UK/00, and ICOA/06. Authored numerous papers for the Industrial Ethernet University — an on-line education forum.