Now in their 13th year, the 2016 PACE Zenith Awards were held last Thursday night at the hallowed grounds of Melbourne’s magnificent MCG, and by all accounts, were a raging success.
The nearly 200 attendees that were there on the night all complimented not only on the salubrious ambience of the venue, but also the technical quality of the finalists, and of course of the eventual category winners.
According to Yokogawa Australia, the Project of the Year (Sponsored by Honeywell) winner for their Julimar Development Project, the win was not only well deserved, it was at the same time, also quite unexpected.
“This award is a wonderful surprise, thank you to PACE and Honeywell. We have had a lot of work go into the project, with some young graduates involved at the heart of the project. We are very pleased with how it all came together,” said Rob Bush, Industry Manager Oil & Gas, Yokogawa.
SAGE Automation, another winner for their Integrated Process Control in the Manufacturing Control category (Sponsored by NORD Drivesystems) was filled with pride when accepting their win.
“There are some great projects out there so it is certainly a privilege to receive this award. We have spent a good two years developing the project and we’re very proud of what we’ve done. There were a large number of SAGE engineers involved, who all did a fantastic job. SAGE holds these awards in very high regard, and to be able to stand up in front of industry peers and suppliers to showcase our capabilities is powerful and a privilege,” said Steve Lloyd, Senior Project Manager, SAGE Automation.
With the entertainment, the aptly-named ‘Unusualist’ showing all the guests that there really is such a thing as magic, this year’s PACE Zenith Awards was another reminder of the diversity and innovation that we find in Australia’s process and control industry.
Thank you to all Zenith Award sponsors for their continued support: NORD Drivesystems, Phoenix Contact, B&R Automation, Beckhoff, SICK and Honeywell.
For a full report, see next month’s issue of PACE.