And Our 2019 Automation Professional Of The Year Is Simon!
2019 ISA Calgary Section President Jamie Eddy (right) awarding Simon Lucchini (left) the 2019 Automation Professional of the Year award.
October 08, 2020
A highlight on our event calendar every year is our ISA Calgary Section Awards Night, held in November. This is a chance for us to recognize local members that have not only made huge contributions to our Section, but also to the automation industry as whole.
In 2019, Simon Lucchini took home the top award, Automation Professional Of The Year. This award recognizes an individual that exemplifies outstanding involvement with automation.
Why Simon Won…
- Simon spent 17 years of his career at Fluor where he provided practical and patient guidance, and mentored both within Fluor and within the larger automation community.
- Now retired, he worked at Fluor in the Control Systems department. He was the Fluor Global Fellow in Safety Systems Design and the Chief Controls Specialist (based at the Fluor Calgary, Alberta, Canada office).
- He co-authored the most recent edition of ISA’s Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life Cycle Approach and previously contributed several chapters to publications.
- His outstanding contribution to the success of the 2019 ISA Calgary Show conference that was held in conjunction with the exhibition in April.
- He was one of the few committee members who recorded a promotional video for the event.
- More importantly he ‘stepped in’ whenever help was required including:
- Covering as Cybersecurity Track Moderator
- Recruiting keynote speakers
- Reviewing papers/presentations
- He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Science degrees from Sydney University, Australia.
- He wrote several white papers on Safety Systems for various industry and academic venues, including two chapters in the 2017 Bela Liptak Instrument & Automation Engineers’ Handbook.
- He has served as both Director-Elect and Director of the International Society of Automation Safety & Security Division.
"Simon, on behalf of the ISA Calgary Section, I’d like to congratulate you for receiving ISA Calgary’s 2019 Automation Professional of the Year Award. We acknowledge that you’ve accomplished much in the field of automation and Safety Systems, additionally your dedication and hard work to our local section activities have been appreciated and are deservedly recognized by the Calgary automation community. In particular, without your work as a session moderator, speaker, and recruiter at the 2019 ISA Calgary Show and Conference, we could not have presented such a successful and commendable event. I am grateful for the time you have volunteered over many years and look forward to again seeing you person when we’re able to resume our regular meetings.” - Jamie Eddy, 2019 ISA Calgary Section President