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2021 INCITS Achievement Awards Recipients

The INCITS Awards Program began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for the INCITS community to acknowledge and recognize those participants that have provided technical expertise and exhibited effective committee management. INCITS recognizes the significant achievements and dedication of the technical experts to the standards development activities nationally and internationally.  

We congratulate the recipient's for their continued dedication and leadership.


INCITS Chairman's Award

This award is presented to:

  • Muhammad Ali of HP Inc.

This is an award selected by the INCITS Executive Board Chair and presented to one INCITS participant. This participant has provided outstanding service to the INCITS organization through committee work or duties assigned by the INCITS Chair and/or assisted the Chair in progressing the work of INCITS during the Chair’s term. 


INCITS Merit Award 

This Award is presented to:

  • John Calhoon of Microsoft
  • Geoff Slagle of AAMVA
  • Annie Sokol of the Department of Commerce - NIST

to recognize their more than 10+ year as a member with significant contributions to at least two international SCs or WGs in a technical contributor or leadership role and demonstrated continuous support for the work of INCITS.


INCITS Service Award 

This award is presented to:

  • Brad Paulson of Eclipse Laboratories
  • Patrick Macy of UATP
  • Jason Rusch of Viavi Solutions
  • John Messina of the Department of Commerce - NIST

to recognize their outstanding service to the INCITS organization through committee work or duties during the past year.


INCITS Gene Milligan Award for Effective Committee Management

This is an award presented to: 

  • Chuck Evanhoe of Evanhoe and Associates
  • Michael Thieme of Novetta Solutions

to recognize their outstanding leadership to a technical committee and have demonstrated proficiency in achieving consensus.


INCITS Technical Excellence Award 

This is an award presented to: 

  • Anil Mehta of Broadcom
  • Chad Fogg of MovieLabs
  • Minhua Zhou of Broadcom
  • Raul Oteyza of Marvell Semiconductors

to recognize their visible and significant technical contributions to the work of the TC (nationally or Internationally).


INCITS Award for Exceptional International Leadership

This award is presented to:

  • Mary Theofanos of the Department of Commerce - NIST
to honor her exceptional leadership of an international committee.

INCITS Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to two teams:

  • Roger Cummnigs

to recognize his long-time commitment to INCITS and its national and international standardization activities.



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