PISCATAWAY, N.J. - James H. Beall, who provided leadership to numerous IEEE boards and committees over the past 40 years, has been honored by IEEE with the 2009 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional association.
The award, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, recognizes Beall for a lifetime of continued leadership and service to IEEE at all levels. The award was presented on 25, June 2009 at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Beall has always demonstrated a devotion to help his fellow engineers, and serves as a role model in mentoring those just beginning their professional careers. His contributions to IEEE include service at Institute and Region levels as well as committee work and section activities. Beall is known for his pride in IEEE and an ability to elevate his colleagues to a higher level of performance while striving to adhere to the ideals of the organization.
Beall's many leadership positions include serving on the IEEE Board of Directors, Director of Standards Activities, and IEEE Standards Board. He was director of Division II and director, Region 3 (Southeastern U.S.). Beall also served on the Technical Activities Board, the Regional Activities Board, and the United States Activities Board. He has chaired many committees within the IEEE Industry Applications Society (lAS), was the Society's president in 1980 and served on its executive board for 12 years.
Beall served on the IEEE Florida Council for 17 years and was its chair in 1991. He has been an active member of the Florida West Coast Section Executive Committee since 1987; and he also is a former chair of the Northwest Subsection of the Chicago Section Executive Committee, a. Beall's contributions to IEEE conferences include Centennial Committee Chair of the 1984 Industry Applications Society Conference and local chair of the 2006 lAS Society annual Meeting.
Beall received the Florida West Coast Section Engineer of the Year Award in 2003, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, the Region 3 Outstanding Service Award in 1999, a Regional Activities Board Leadership Award in 1998, the Florida Council Outstanding Service Award in 1992, an IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished Service Award in 1990, a Standards Medallion in 1989 and the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984. He received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Clemson University. Beall retired from AT&T Teletype Corp. in 1984 as a senior engineer in plant engineering after 32 years of service. He is currently an engineering consultant in New Port Richey, Fla.
Source: IEEE News