Huntsville Association of
Technical Societies (HATS)
HATS is a 501(c)3 non-profit association of technical and professional societies in the
Huntsville area that is dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering.
HATS 2010 Professionals of the YearThe Huntsville Association of Technical Societies (HATS) honored 13 recipients at its annual Professionals of the Year (POY) Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Huntsville Westin.
This year 13 professionals were nominated and selected for the HATS POY Award by their Member organizations for outstanding contributions toward the mission of their awarding organization. Because the professional activities of these professionals have resulted in broad social, technological, and/or economical consequences benefiting the science and engineering community, it is fitting that their hard work has been recognized. Their extraordinary dedication, creativity, and leadership will be an inspiration to all.
The 2010 Professionals of the Year
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Greg Screws, Emcee; John M. Horack, Ph.D. Speaker; Kenny Watts, Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association (AFCEA); Stephen Archibald, Alabama Solar Association (ASA); Juergen Haukohl, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Harry Chandler, Calhoun Community College; Yohon Lo, Huntsville Alabama L5 Chapter of the National Space Society ( HAL5); William (Bill) B. Whipple, Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) and the 2010 Recipient of the HATS Fifth Annual Joseph C. Moquin Award; Woodrow (Woody) A. Williams, HATS; Courtney Spivey, IEEE; Ton Linderman, International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE); Phil Eder, International System Safety Society (ISSS); Joe Hidalgo, Jr., National Contract Management Association (NCMA); Susan Hackett, Society for Technical Communications (STC); Gary Braman, System Safety Society (SSS); Ronald (Ron) D. Hackett, HATS STEDTRAIN; and Robert (Bob) A. Robinson, HATS President and 2008 Recipient of the third Annual HATS Joseph C. Moquin Award.
The Fifth Annual Joseph C. Moquin Award in 2009, named for one of Huntsville’s most outstanding technical and business leaders throughout the past 50 years, was presented to William (Bill) B. Whipple of the Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) in recognition for his extraordinary technical contribution to the North Alabama technical community. This award is selected each year from among the Professional of the Year honorees.
Fifth Annual Joseph C. Moquin Award
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Jan P. Eiras, 2009 Recipient of the HATS Fourth Annual Joseph C. Moquin Award; William (Bill) B. Whipple of the Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT); and Robert (Bob) Robinson, HATS President and 2008 Recipient of the third Annual HATS Joseph C. Moquin Award.
Photos and text by Woody Williams