The 40th Anniversary of MSC

Did You Know?

The Measurement Science Conference began in 1970 and the first five conferences were held at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo (SLO) and run by the university‘s staff with help from volunteers.

The early Measurement Science Conferences were scheduled for Friday and Saturday in November or early December of the year.  The first MSC Proceedings were issued on microfiche!

The first MSC to have paid exhibitors was held in 1974.  There were 12 Exhibitors.

The first MSC not run by the Cal State SLO university staff was the Sixth MSC held in 1976, but it was held at the Cal State SLO campus except MSC volunteers staffed it.

The 1977 MSC was held at California State University, Long Beach which was the first change from using Cal State SLO as the conference site.  The MSC Chairman’s “Door Prize Rule” was invoked and remains in effect to this day.

The large stylized “M” logo was adopted in 1978 and designed by Mr. Frank Koide.  All conference committee members received a coffee mug with the new “M” logo on it.

The first Woodington Award was presented to Laurel Auxier of Beckman Instruments at the 1979 Measurement Science Conference.  Mr. Jerry Hayes presented the award.

No MSC was held in 1980 as the conference was being shifted to a hotel venue from the usual use of university facilities and hotels were open and available after New Years Day in the January timeframe and not available in November/December of 1980.

The 1981 MSC was the 10th conference due to the skipped year and was the first to be held at a hotel (Inn at the Park) and also the first to have MSC Tutorials.

The 1982 MSC was the first held on a Thursday and Friday and was at Vacation Village Hotel in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, CA.  The first person paid to assist with MSC was Ms. Stephanie Steele for her work on the 1982 conference.

The 1983 MSC was the first conference conducted under the recently incorporated MSC, Inc and was held in the Bay Area at the Hyatt Hotel in Palo Alto, CA.

The 1984 MSC was held aboard the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. It remains the only Measurement Science Conference held aboard a ship.

The 1985 MSC had the first time the Woodington Award was presented to multiple winners:  Mr. Norm Belecki and Mr. Woodward Eicke, both from NBS.

The 1986 MSC was the first to present Proceedings with all the other material handed out at registration.  The MSC Proceedings were provided in a loose leaf binder to allow the easy addition of late arriving papers.  It was also the only MSC to have a Congressman speaker at MSC, Congressman George E. Brown (D-Riverside).

The 1987 MSC had John Schulz as MSC President.  John has remained continuously active with MSC since 1978 and now has 29 years of service to MSC. Or is it 30? You will need to ask him.  Thanks, John!

The 1988 MSC had the Best Paper Award renamed the “Algie Lance Best Paper Award” to honor Algie Lance after his death prior to the conference.

The 1989 MSC Woodington Award went to long time supporter, Mr. Dean Brungart. Dean started the Exhibits programs at both MSC and NCSL.

The 1990 MSC was the first held in February and was at the Anaheim Marriott.

The 1991 MSC was the first held at Disneyland. John Fluke, Jr gave the keynote.

The 1992 MSC was the first to present MSC Scholarship Awards which are now given annually and an important part of MSC’s execution of its mission of education.

The 1993 MSC was the “Year of the Great MSC Flood” when it rained so hard that the streets outside the Anaheim Marriott were filled curb-to-curb with rain water.

The 1994 MSC was the first at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA.

The 1996 MSC celebrated the 25th Measurement Science Conference with John Bowman of Fluke, Inc as the 1996 MSC President.

The 1997 MSC will always be remembered for Jerry Hayes giving the Keynote Address on short notice (very, very short notice) after the original keynote cancelled on at the last minute.  As Jerry is an avid golfer, he was presented with a fine titanium driver.

The 1998 Conference had the great trio of treats with: the MSC Presidents Reception, the John Fluke Suite (and their famous smoked salmon and local WA beers), and the very popular  “Ice Cream Social” presented by Wavetek.

The 1999 MSC had the largest MSC Committee to date.  The 1999 MSC President was Nidal “Big Spender” Kerdiya.  If you have a little extra left in your budget, Nidal can help you out!

The 2000 MSC President was Alan Ho and the theme was “New Millenium of Measurements”.  This was the 30th anniversary year of MSC.

The 2001 MSC had a rare “MSC Special Service Award” presented to David Lorenzen for his outstanding and dedicated service to MSC.

The 2002 MSC President was Doug Sugg who presided over the first post 9/11 conference.  Doug made some major changes to MSC, some which have continued and some that we won’t let him forget….like the Disney Marching Band leading us to the Exhibit Hall.  Overall, MSC improved as a result of Doug’s leadership.

The 2003 MSC Woodington Award Winner was Mr. Dave Agy from Fluke.  Mark Kaufman was the President of MSC for 2003.

The 2004 MSC Keynote was given by Dr. Seton Bennett, Deputy Director of the National Physical Laboratory and Chairman of EUROMET.

The 2005 MSC celebrated MSC’s 35th Anniversary.  Mr. Chet J. Crane received the 2005 Woodington Award.

The 2006 MSC President was John V Fishell.  Again, several new ideas and process changes were instituted by the 2006 MSC Committee.  The MSC Aloha Shirt was developed with the MSC Presidents Reception and Fluke Reception joined with a Hawaiian Theme and music.  Mr. Del Caldwell received the Woodington Award.

The 2007 MSC was at the Long Beach Convention Center with Bob Fritzsche as President.  The conference was advertised as the “Greatest Conference in the History of the World”.  This MSC had the first high school student, Shay Edwards, present a paper in the technical sessions.  For the second time, there were multiple Woodington Award winners (3).

The 2008 MSC was the first time the Paroscientific, Inc Scholarship Award was presented.  Ms. Christine Donaldson, Cal State University, Dominguez Hills won.

Mr. Arman Hovakemian was the 2009 MSC President.  Building on improving the conference, several innovative ideas were placed into the 2009 conference such as “Hands On” Tutorials for practical application of metrology and calibration.

The 2010 MSC celebrates the 40th Anniversary of MSC. Mr. John Billingsley is President.  The conference is back at a renovated Pasadena Convention Center.

Did you catch the missing year?  I left a year out on purpose to see if you are reading this.  Clue:  Roger Hickey was MSC President that year.

 

WHAT IS THE MEASUREMENT SCIENCE CONFERENCE?

            The Measurement Science Conference is an annual two-day conference established to promote professionalism within the metrology community.  It provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas, techniques, and innovative thinking to those involved with measurements.

There were several factors that contributed to the start of what is now recognized as the Measurement Science Conference, one of the best conferences of this kind held each year in the United States.

   There was a proven need for precise measurements.

   The first man had just stepped on the moon.

   The amount of precision measurements required to accomplish this feat defies description.

   The Vietnam war was heating up.

   The Cold War was still very real and the United States was involved in the arms race.

   Government contracts were invoking MIL-C and MIL-Q documents.

   Defense contractors were starting or expanding their measurements laboratories.

   There was a need to improve the knowledge of those engaged in making measurements.

   There were more job opportunities for trained measurements personnel than could be recruited.

Two recent measurements oriented conferences presented in Southern California by the Precision Measurements Association had been well received.

Today’s Measurement Science Conference was originally called the CAL-POLY MEASUREMENT SCIENCE CONFERENCE and was held on the San Luis Obispo University campus.  The Conference was sponsored by the University with their staff having responsibility for much of the work required.

The University was involved because of a Legislative Advisory Committee formed to provide information effecting proposed legislation on measuring devices and users of these devices.  This committee called “The California Professional Metrology Committee” was composed of people in industry and government.  The following persons served on that committee at some time during its existence.  I am sure there are others and I offer my apologies to any persons left off the list.

Mr. Thurlow Morrow            Douglas Aircraft Co.

Mr. Robert Galley                 Douglas Aircraft Co.

Mr. Gerald Geiger                California Farm Bureau Federation

Mr. Russell Journigan         California Department of Education

Mr. Jack Webb                     Alameda Naval Air Station

Cmdr. Gerald T. White        Alameda Naval Aviation Overhaul & Repair Depot

Mr. DeWayne B. Sharp       International Business Machines

Mr. James E. Ross              Berkleonics, Inc.

Mr. Phillip Painchaud

Mr. Lawrence Kreyer           EG&G

Mr. Raymond Williams        Legislative assistant, California Legislature

Dr. Harold Wilson                Administrative VP Cal-Poly SLO

In order to establish state controls over the measuring devices it was necessary or at least desirable to establish a degree program in metrology.  Dr. Wilson, being with the University System and a key player on the committee, was in a position to provide the knowledge and resources needed for such a program.  He was, through his position, also instrumental in getting the program located on the San Luis Obispo campus.

The Measurement Conference was started as a method to draw attention and students to the measurements program.  Proceeds from registrations for the first conference was not quite adequate to cover Conference costs.  The Precision Measurements Association and The National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSLI) added sufficient funds to cover the deficit and provide a small treasury.

MSC YEARS ONE through FIVE

The First Five Measurement Science Conferences (1970 through 1975)

             The first five conferences were all held on the University campus at San Luis Obispo.  These were all scheduled for a Friday and Saturday during November or early December.  The number of laboratory supervisors on the advisory committee was an influence for the Friday, Saturday schedule.  They were well received by the laboratory supervisors and managers but failed to attract a sufficient number of students for the measurements program.  The participation on the technician level was always small, perhaps giving up their Saturday was an influence.

The University staff managed these early conferences with the help of many advisors from industry.  I will undoubtedly leave some people off the list and again I apologize to those not listed but the following definitely were members on some of those advisory boards:

Bill Waddell                           Computerized Urban Systems

Jerry L. Hayes                      USN Metrology Engineering Center

Loring E. Gunderson          Higgins Scales Inc.

Robert L. Galley                   Bechtel Corp.

M. Fergusen Quality Control Co.

Robert M. Bishop                 National Controls Inc.

Dean A. Brungart                 Teledyne Systems Co.

Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Microelectronics Co.

Robert J. Couture                Rockwell International, Autonetics

Albert K. Edgerton               PMA

Leslie R. Evans                    National Astro Labs.

Marlyn L. Hed                       TRW Systems

Steve Kozich                        Quality Audit Co.

David Mitchell                     Rockwell International, Autonetics

George V. Main                    Philco-Ford

Phillip Painchaud                Dynalectron Corp.

DeWayne B. Sharp              IBM Corp.

Jack Shoemaker                 Lockheed Missiles & Space Co.

Hank P. Voznick                  William Wahl Corp.

James E. Wiley                    California Weights & Measures

Frank J. Ziol                          Pasadena City College

Joe Jones                              California Weights & Measures

Walt Watson                         Bureau of Weights & Measures

Earl Kalar                              County Weights & Measures, SLO county

The members of the California Professional Metrology Committee listed earlier were involved in these early conferences and several served on the advisory board.

The Advisory Board for the 1974 Conference is listed here although most of the same people participated in the earlier advisory panels and have been listed above:

Dean A. Brungart                 Teledyne Systems Company         Northridge, CA

Robert J. Couture                Rockwell, Autonetics Group           Anaheim, CA

Albert K. Edgerton               Precision Measurements Assn.     Burbank, CA

Leslie R. Evans                    National Astro Labs.                        Burbank,  CA

Marlyn L. Hed                       TRW Systems Group                      Redondo Beach, CA

Steve Kozich                        Quality Audit                                     Whittier, CA

Dave Mitchell                       Rockwell, Autonetics Div.              Anaheim, CA

George V. Main                    Philco-Ford   SAMTEC                   Vandenberg AFB

Phillip A. Painchaud            Dynalectron  Corp.                          Norco, CA

Paul E. Sheffer                     Cal. Poly State Univ.                       San Luis Obispo, CA

DeWayne B. Sharp              IBM Corp.                                          San Jose, CA

Jack Shoemaker                 Lockheed Missiles & Space          Vandenberg, AFB

P. Voznick William              Wahl Corporation                             Los Angeles, CA

Walter S. Watson                 Dept. of Food & Agriculture           Sacramento, CA

Fred Wolf                               Cal. Poly State Univ.                       San Luis Obispo, CA

James E. Wiley                    Weights & Measures Sealer          Santa Barbara, CA

Frank J. Ziol                          Instrument Society of Amer.           Pasadena, CA

This was the first Conference to have paid exhibitors; there were twelve of them.  I will list them here though most of their names will be totally unfamiliar to the majority of you:

CALEX                       CRAWFORD FITTING CO.            GENERAL RADIO

JULIE RESEARCH      METRA INSTRUMENTS            NATIONAL CONTROLS

PMA                           TEKTRONICS                                THERMETRICS

WAHL CORP.           WARD/DAVIS ASSOC.                  WESTERN SCALE

 

The University staff that were responsible for the Conference or portions of it were:

Dr. Don Morgan                   Head of Industrial Engineering

Dr. Harold O. Wilson           Administrative VP for SLO campus

Dr. Paul Scheffer                 Professor in Industrial Engineering

Mr. Fred Wolfe                     Music Dept. & Student Union Manager

Mr. George Beatie

There were several things about these conferences that set them apart from later conferences.  They were scheduled for a Friday and Saturday, this was for laboratory managers to send their employees with the idea that Friday would be paid, but the employee would stay for the Saturday program on his/her own.  There were scheduled sessions in the evenings.  Many of the papers presented were repeated from prior conferences and were of excellent quality.  At some conferences, manufacturers were allowed time and space to display and demonstrate their latest instruments.  The California Weights & Measures took an active part providing papers and developing sessions.  There were no refreshments at breaks.  Meals were usually served in the school cafeteria buffet style.  The proceedings for the first conference were on microfiche.  Some Conferences had no published proceedings.

In 1975 at or about the time of the Conference the University announced that they were no longer going to sponsor the Conference.  This came as a surprise to most of us since the Conference had become established and was operating at a profit since Dean Brungart had sold some exhibits booths at the last Conference.

The Conference Advisory Board was available, but not sure what they should do since no one had planned for this turn of events.  It appeared that the Conference would cease to exist.  There were efforts made to find some professional organization that would take over the conference and run it as a sponsored Conference.  The most often mentioned was the Precision Measurements Association, but the offer was declined.

Mr. Bob Couture called a meeting of the Advisory Board at the Long Beach University campus.  The meeting was attended by a total of thirty-one people; a large number of laboratory mangers representing many California organizations were there.  Discussion was regarding possible actions for saving the upcoming Conference and continuing  future Conferences.  The meeting resulted in a Conference Committee composed of the following:

COORDINATOR                  Robert Couture                    Rockwell, Autonetics

PROGRAMS CHAIR           Philip Painchaud                  GIDEP

PROGRAMS ASS’T.           H. P. Voznick                        Wahl Corp.

EXHIBITS CHAIR                Dean Brungart                      Teledyne Systems

FINANCES                           Leslie R. Evans                    National Astro Labs.

PUBLICATIONS                   William R. Fry                       GIDEP

PUBLICATIONS ASS’T.     William Flatters                     General Dynamics

ARRANGEMENTS              Arthur McBride                     Bunker Ramo Corp.

GUEST PROGRAM            Chester Crane                      Teledyne Micro. Co.

CAMPUS COORDINATOR and

CAMPUS ARRANGEMENTS        Fred Wolf                   Cal. Poly Univ. SLO

RESOURCE ADVISOR      Paul Scheffer                       Cal. Poly Univ. SLO

MSC YEAR SIX

The Sixth Measurement Science Conference (1976)

The Sixth Conference was held December 3rd and 4th 1976 at the San Luis Obispo campus of California Polytechnic State University.

The Conference theme was “Measuring Our Independence”

Some things that make this Conference memorable:

The treasury at the beginning of the year was one thousand dollars less some seed monies provided by professional organizations if they requested repayment.  The registration was about $50.00 and everyone paid even some of the committee.  We had paper stick on badges that cost about two dollars for enough to do the total registration.

First to have door prizes-the badges were numbered and the prizes were to be awarded using a computer generating random numbers.  The first number called was Bob Couture, Director of the Conference, he declined but was embarrassed anyway.  This was the first conference not run by the University.  There were twenty-five exhibitors, a new high.  The California Public Utilities Commission provided a luncheon speaker.

Dr. Churchill Eisenhart from the National Bureau of Standards presented the Keynote Address on the early history of measurements.

Mr. Robert Couture provided transportation to several committee members in his “Winnie”, some even substituted it for a hotel room.

MSC YEAR SEVEN

The Seventh Measurement Science Conference (1977)

The Seventh Conference was definitely a MEASUREMENT SCIENCE CONFERENCE.  It was held on the campus of  California University at Long Beach December 2nd and 3rd 1977.  This was a tremendously successful conference in most respects.  There was nearly a one hundred percent increase in attendance.  The large increase in number of attendees caused a severe strain on the facility since the committee was prepared for a probable four to five hundred as a maximum.  The registration and finance was supposed to be handled by the people at the university .  When the line for registration at the door was still eighty or ninety people long all of the registration materials was gone and the opening ceremonies were under way. The registration people gave up and left the registration table.  There was never an accurate count for attendance at the Conference, but the banquet people said that they served five hundred and fifty lunches and a lot of people were unable to find a seat for lunch.  They set up tables in the halls outside the room designated for lunch and in the registration area and still not everyone was able to find a seat.  We estimated that about one-hundred people went downtown for lunch.

Some of the session rooms were too small and sessions had to be moved around to get the people into several of the more popular ones.  This was a large campus and some people were lost on campus, several others were unable to find the campus at all even though there were a number of signs at all entrances to it.

The Conference Committee was:

DIRECTOR                                       Phil Painchaud         Metron

PROGRAM CHAIRMAN                 Frank Koide              Rockwell Autonetics

EXHIBITS                                          Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

SECRETARY                                   Don Greb                   Consultant

FINANCE                                          Dave Buck                Lockheed Burbank

ARRANGEMENTS                          Chet Crane               Teledyne Micro.

PUBLICITY                                       Harold Clark              Valhalla Scientific

GUEST PROGRAM                        Bill Flatters                General Dynamics

PAST DIRECTOR                            Bob Couture             Rockwell Autonetics

LIAISON                                            Bill Geist                    Geist Co.

CAMPUS COORDINATOR            Fred Wolf                   San Luis Obispo

Glenn Hayes             Long Beach State

Bob Irvine                  Pomona

This was the first time that the conference had a large number of door prizes and because several committee peoples names were drawn, the rule was made that anyone’s name listed on the letterhead was not eligible for a door prize.  This was the door prize chairman’s rule and it is still in force today.

MSC YEAR EIGHT

The Eighth Measurement Science Conference (1978)

The eighth Measurement Science Conference was moved to the California Polytechnic State University campus in Pomona, specifically the Kellogg West Conference Facility.  This was an excellent facility for a smaller Conference, but the MSC severely taxed their capability and again some of the areas were crowded.  The conference began under a dark cloud because of the untimely death of Andy Woodington.  Andy was a strong supporter of the committee and was well liked by everyone.

Because of some scheduling conflicts at the facility, it was necessary to move the Conference to November 3rd and 4th, 1978.

The theme selected for this conference  “EXPANDING MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY’ and many of the papers presented  would be appropriate today.

The committee members responsible for the 8th MSC:

DIRECTOR                              DeWayne Sharp                  IBM

SECRETARY                          Frank Koide                          Rockwell Autonetics

PROGRAM                              Larry Kreyer                          EG&G

EXHIBITS                                 Dean Brungart                      Teledyne Systems

FINANCE                                 Dave Buck                            Lockheed Burbank

LIAISON                                   Bill Fry                                    GIDEP

PUBLICITY                              Harold Clark                          Valhalla

ARRANGEMENTS                 Les Carlton                           Dynalectron

PUBLICATIONS                      Chet Crane                            Teledyne Micro

EVALUATOR                           John Schulz                          General Dynamics.

GUEST PROGRAM               Andy Woodington                Metrology Engr. Ctr.

REGISTRAR                            Paul Messinger                    ITT Cannon

AWARDS                                 Roland Vavken                    Rockwell Autonetics

PAST DIRECTOR                   Phil Painchaud                     Metron

CAMPUS COORDINATOR   Bob Irvine                              Cal Poly, Pomona

Glenn Hayes                         Cal. State Long Beach

Fred Wolf                               Cal Pol, San Luis

During the year, the committee adopted as the official Conference logo the large stylized M designed by Mr. Frank Koide.  Each member of the committee received an individualized coffee cup with the new logo.

The conference attendees were welcomed by Dr. Hugh La Bounty, President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  The KEYNOTE ADDRESS was presented by John N. Grayson, President of UNIVOX-California, Inc..  Luncheon speakers were Dr. Fred J. Weibell, chief of the Veterans Administration Biomedical Engineering and Computing Center, Sepulveda, CA. and Mr. Ezio F. Delfino, Chief of the Measurement Standards Division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

There were twenty seven exhibitors squeezed into the exhibits area and there was not room for even one more.

A misstatement by one of the session presenters caused some consternation and resulted in a reprint of the proceedings.

MSC YEAR NINE

The Ninth Measurement Science Conference (1979)

The ninth Measurement Science Conference was moved back to the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.  This completed the commitment made at the Advisory Board meeting held at Long Beach early in 1976.  There was already discussion regarding the need to make a change in the general approach to presenting the Conference.  It seemed the choice was either find more suitable facilities or limit registration to a number commensurate with the University capabilities.  There was several negative comments regarding the facilities in the two previous years.

The Conference was held November 30th and December 1st 1979.  The theme is not recorded in any of the documents I have but I believe it was “MEASUREMENT NEEDS FOR THE 80’S”, if not something close.

The Conference Committee for this year:

DIRECTOR                                                      Lawrence S. Kreyer

DIRECTOR-ELECT                                        Frank Koide

CORRESPONDING SEC.                             Don Greb

RECORDING SEC.                                        Rose Bernard

PROGRAM CHAIRMAN                                Bill Strnad

ASSOC. PROG. CHAIR                                Chrisrie West

EXHIBITS CHAIRMAN                                  Dean Brungart

FINANCE CHAIRMAN                                   Dave Buck

LIAISON CHAIRMAN                                    Roland Vavken

PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN                                Leslie W. Carlton

PUBLICATIONS                                              Bill Fry

AWARDS                                                         Robert J. Couture

EVALUATOR                                                   John Schulz

PAST DIRECTOR                                           DeWayne B. Sharp

HISTORIAN                                                     Phil Painchaud

CAMPUS COORDINATOR                           Fred Wolf

The attendees were welcomed to the campus by Dr. Warren J. Baker, President of Cal Poly State University.

The Keynote address was presented by Dr. Thomas A. Dillon, Deputy Director of U. S. National Bureau of Standards (NIST).

Our luncheon speakers were Mr. Sam F. Iacobellis, President of Energy Systems Group Rockwell International on Friday and Mr. Jerry L. Hayes, Director of U. S. Navy Metrology Engineering Center in Pomona, California.

After Jerry’s luncheon presentation, he presented the first ever “ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD”  to Laurel Auxier of Beckman Instruments.

There were twenty-nine exhibitors at the conference all arranged on stage behind the curtain of the student theater.  Power cables and extension cords on the floors made for hazardous walking, but it was a very successful conference and exhibit.

Several commercial organizations presented evening workshops introducing their latest instrumentation for those wishing to attend.

The following remarks are from the presentation of the first Woodington Award and are quoted from remarks made at the Saturday luncheon by Jerry L. Hayes:

“The origin of the Andrew J. Woodington Award was at a meeting of the 1978 Measurement Science Conference Executive Board the night before the Conference was to convene.

I had stopped in to request permission to speak to the Conference during opening ceremonies regarding Andy’s recent death some three days before.  At the same meeting a spontaneous suggestion was made to name an award in Andy’s memory.  The Board subsequently decided that the award should be for the measurement community’s recognition of an individual who symbolizes the highest level of professionalism and dedication to the profession of metrology.  I might mention for the record that at a later time the NCSL also established an ward in Andy’s memory, but it was for the Best Meeting Paper and Panel.  The Measurement Science Conference Andrew J. Woodington Award is, therefore, similar to the NCSL William A. Wildhack Award.  I recently had the honor of presenting Best Paper and Best Panel Awards at the recent NCSL meeting in memory of Andy Woodington and those of you who were there will recognize some of the same things that I have to say today as being said then.

Andy Woodington had come to an untimely death at the age of 56.  (He died at the hands of a man finally convicted just two months ago of second-degree murder, for which he was sentenced to 8 years in Chino state prison.)  Andy was a native of Topeka, Kansas, an Army Radar Technician and Tech. Sgt. And an EE graduate of Purdue.   He had worked for Convair and General Dynamics Astronautics, San Diego, for 24 years as an EE and as Chief of their Standards and Calibration labs, and was employed at the Navy Metrology Engineering Center at the time of his death.

He was very active in technical societies, as Chairman of the ASQC Metrology Committee, Director of the Instrument Society of America’s Metrology Division, and Member of the National Management Association.  He published several Metrology Management papers.  He was heavily supportive of several Measurement Science Conferences beginning in 1970 and helped initiate the metrology curriculum of Mesa College, San Diego, for calibration technician training.

He was active on the 1978 Measurement Science Conference Executive Board, was responsible for the Spouses’ Program and I am sure he would have continued his service to the Conferences in several capacities.

When we all remember Andy and what he stood for in the Metrology Community and his contributions to the Conference – I think these words come to mind:

Integrity                         Truth                           Honor                         Courage

Forthrightness             Loyalty                      Devotion                    Dedication

 

And these:

Statesman                             Mentor                                                Example

Advocate                               Colleague

 

And finally,                                        Friend

For these words, for his meaning to this Conference, for the memories Andy Woodington will leave us – we dedicate this Award.

The recipient of this year’s award was selected from a number of prominent candidates who were nominated by mail through advertisements placed in trade journals that reached upwards of 100,000 readers.  The selection was made by the Board based on recommendations made by a select committee comprised of Past Conference Directors and a Public Member as Chairman.  The Past Directors were DeWayne Sharp, Phil Painchaud and Bob Couture.  The Public Member was myself.  The Award consists of a special plaque, a certificate and an honorarium in the amount of $500.  And now for a few words about the 1979 MSC recipient of the Andrew J. Woodington Award.

He has been a:

Member, ISA/PMA Conference Committee

Section Vice President, Orange Section PMA

President, Orange Section PMA

Member, First PMA Conference Committee

National Vice President , PMA

Session Developer, ISA/PMA Conference

National President, PMA

Member, Second Annual PMA Conference Committee

Past President/Senior Director, PMA

Section Director, Orange Section , PMA

Chairman NCSL Calibration Systems Management Committee

Delegate to the NCSL Board of Directors

NSCL Vice President

NCSL Executive Vice President

NCSL Past President

And he:

Organized and worked on a special PMA committee to define and standardize Metrology Personnel Lab Classifications.

He:

Attended a two-year program in electronics at National Schools, Los Angeles, and several special classes in calibration, metrology, data processing, quality control, and management at L.A. Trade Technical College, Fullerton College, Orange Coast College, UCLA and University of California at Irvine.

He has been employed by:

Hoffman Laboratories in Los Angeles, and Fairchild Controls in Los Angeles.

And since 1959, starting with two employees he has;

Created a corporate Metrology Laboratory with a current staff of 18

Set up a company-wide periodic calibration program which, starting with an inventory of about 1,000 instruments in 1960, has increased to over 12,000 items today.

Established an instrument library which has total control over his company’s test equipment.

And established joint-company participation in the National Bureau of Standards’

Measurement Assurance Programs (MAPS) wherein his company is now a participant in seven MAP groups.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the recipient of the First Andrew J. Woodington Award for Professionalism in Metrology is LAUREL M. AUXIER, Manager of the Instrumentation and Measurement Standards Department, Beckman Instruments, Fullerton, California.

 MSC YEAR TEN

Although the Measurement Science Conference committees and Board continued to operate during 1980, the next Measurement Science Conference itself was delayed until 1981 due to facility availability issues. See year Eleven below.

MSC YEAR ELEVEN

The Tenth Measurement Science Conference (1981)

The tenth Measurement Science Conference should have been during December 1980; however, the normal period, November and early December turned out to be very busy times for the hotel in the area.  It was learned however that from the middle of January to the middle of February was a very slow time for those same hotels and we were able to negotiate the best rates during that period.  Therefore, the conference date was changed from December 1980 to January 1981. Several facilities were reviewed  and the Inn at the Park was selected as the Conference site and January 30th & 31st were chosen as the dates for the tenth conference.

The Conference theme was “INTEGRITY-BASIS OF MEASUREMENTS”.

The Measurement Science Conference Executive Board:

 DIRECTOR                              Frank Koide              Rockwell International

DIRECTOR-ELECT                Bill Strnad                  Metron Corporation

PROGRAM                              Phil Painchaud         Consultant

FINANCE                                 Dave Buck                Lockheed California

REGISTRAR                            Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

EXHIBITS                                 Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

SECRETARY                          Don Greb                   Lockheed Missiles & Space

PAST DIRECTOR                   Larry Kreyer              H.D. & R.

ARRANGEMENTS                 Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

PUBLICITY                              Christie West            Metron Corporation

PUBLICATIONS                      Les Carlton               Dynalectron

LIAISON                                   Bill Fry                        GIDEP

ADVISOR                                 Jerry Hayes               Metrology Engr. Center

AWARDS                                 Arno Ehman             Beckman Instruments

DOOR PRIZES                       Bob Couture             Rockwell International

GUESTS PROGRAM             Bob Irvine                  Cal-Poly, Pomona

EVALUATOR                           John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronic

This Conference boasts several firsts:

First held in a commercial facility not associated with any university.

First to be held in January.

First to be rained on, very light.

First that Mr. John Schulz provided a week of free use of a Lincoln Town car as a door prize.

The first to have tutorial sessions before the Conference, these were handled by the Precision Measurement Association utilizing Metron instructors.  This was very well attended and was a financial success.

The first to have a sponsored wrap-up dinner for the Committee.

The Keynote speaker was Mr. Samuel White Jr., Director of Research for NASA.

The luncheon speakers were; on Friday Mr. Fred Hume, VP John Fluke Mfg. Co. and for Saturday Dr. Bruno Weinschel, President of Weinschel Engineering.

No Woodington Award was presented at this Conference.

The exhibits area was round and although it required scientific measurements to fit them in Dean was able to get them inside and have power to all of them, with some difficulty as I recall.

MSC YEAR TWELVE

The Eleventh Measurement Science Conference (1982)

The eleventh Measurement Science Conference was January 21st & 22nd, 1982.  This was the first Conference scheduled for a Thursday and Friday format.  It was held at the Vacation Village Hotel, Mission Bay San Diego, California.  This year Ms. Stephanie Steele the Committee joined the committee as the Conference’s first paid person.  She assisted the Committee with site selection and registration.  This was a beautiful location and the facility was very good.  Sessions were held in individual buildings separated by green lawns and pools.  This was very nice until we received a little rain and were required to dodge raindrops going from session to session.

There was only one room large enough to hold the luncheon and it was very long and narrow.  There was a row of posts that obscured the speakers from those at the back tables but the sound system was good, we heard everything.  Since this was the only room large enough for plenary sessions there was some difficulty in assigning session rooms because the banquet crew needs a minimum of one hour to change the room from conference setup to lunchroom setup.

During the year that the committee was preparing for the conference several important things occurred.

The organization adopted a constitution and a set of by-laws.

Led by Mr. Strnad they applied for and were granted incorporation in the state of California as a not-for –profit organization.

The constitution was dated June 1, 1981 and the stated purposes of the MSC are:

  1. Plan, develop and conduct an annual Measurement Science Conference for the exchange of ideas, and
  2. Promote education and professionalism in measurement.

With the leadership of Mr. Strnad this committee and Board accomplished a large task that has stood the organization well. There have been only small revisions in this document since its acceptance.

The Board of directors for the Eleventh Measurement Science Conference:

CHAIRMAN                          Frank Koide              Rockwell International

CONFERENCE PRES.      W. C. Strnad             Consultant

CHAIRMAN ELECT             Roland Vavken        Rockwell Inteernational

FINANCE                              Dave Buck                Lockheed California

ADVISOR                              Jerry Hayes               Metrology Engineering Center

MEMBER                              John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronic

MEMBER                              Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

The Conference Committee for the Eleventh Conference:

PROGRAM                           Stan Crandon           SAI Comsystems Inc.

ARRANGEMENTS              Chet Crane                Teledyne Microelectronics

REGISTRATION                  Pete England           General Dynamics

SECRETARY                       Don Greb       Lockheed M & S

EXHIBITS                              Les Carlton               Dynalectron

PUBLICITY                           Bill Brown                  Marotta Scientific

LIAISON                                Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

DOOR PRIZES                    Bob Couture             Rockwell International

PUBLICATIONS                   Bob Dunaway          Metrology Engineering Center

AWARDS                              John Brady                Orange Coast College

EVALUATOR                        Mark Abeyta              Ford Aeronutronic

 

The theme for the Conference was “INNOVATIVE MEASUREMENT-TODAYS REQUIREMENT”.

Admiral Frank C. Collins, Jr., Executive Director of Quality Assurance Defense Logistics Command presented the Keynote address.

Luncheon speakers were:

Thursday—Dr. Robert A. Kamper, Chief of the Electromagnetic Technology Division, National Bureau of Standards.

Friday—Mr. Robert A. Peterson, AWACS Engineering Technology Manager, Boeing Aerospace Company.

There were thirty three exhibitors at the Conference.

The “BEST PAPER AWARD” went to:

David Todd—U.S.Navy   and

            John Minck—Hewlett Packard

This was the first time that the voting for Best Paper was exactly even.

The “ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD” was presented to Albert K. Edgerton, “Edge” to the many that knew him.

MSC YEAR THIRTEEN

The Twelfth Measurement Science Conference (1983)

The Twelfth Measurement Science Conference was moved to the Bay Area.  Held in the Hyatt Rickey’s Hotel in Palo Alto, California.  The Conference was again scheduled for Thursday and Friday the 20th and 21st of January 1983.  This was the first of the Measurement Science Conference, Incorporated Conferences to be held in the area.  It was also the first and still the only to include a wine tasting party.  There were several varieties of wine from two or three labels and some attendees tried them all.  Some had trouble deciding on the best so they tried them over and over.  I have no record of the headaches or the number of cases consumed but I heard ninety cases mentioned among those that would probably know.

The wrap-up dinner meeting was one that stands out as beyond expectations in my memory.

The theme for the Conference was “ACCURACY AND AUTOMATION” an exciting topic of that time when computers were becoming more common in test and calibration equipment.  Still a provoking topic as automated equipment becomes more sophisticated with each new generation.

The facility was a nice hotel surrounded by beautiful ground, although January was not the greatest time for visiting this area it was still outstanding.

  The 1983 Measurement Science Conference, Inc.  Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN           Bill Strnad                  Digital Applications Co.

CHAIRMAN-ELECT            Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

CONFERENCE PRES.      Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

FINANCE                              Dave Buck                Lockheed California Co.

SECRETARY                       Don Greb                   Consultant

MEMBER                              John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronic

MEMBER                              Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

MEMBER                              John Brady                Orange Coast College

The 1983 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

SPEAKERS                          Frank Koide              Rockwell International

ARRANGEMENTS              C. Quinn/C. Crane  Simco Elect./Teledyne Micro.

FINANCES                           Dave Buck                Lockheed Calif. Co.

REGISTRAR                         Bob Weber                Lockheed Missiles & Space

AWARDS                              John Brady                Orange Coast College

PROGRAMS                         Bob Monroe              USN Fleet Analysis Center

PUBLICITY                           Bill Browne/

Ralph Worrell            Marotta Scientific

GUEST PROGRAM            Joann Quinn             Simco Electronics

DOOR PRIZES                    Bob Couture             Rockwell International

SECRETARY                       Don Greb                   Lockheed Missiles & Space

PUBLICATIONS                   John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronic

CONT. ED. CREDIT            Bob Irvine                  Cal-Poly Pomona

EVALUATOR                        Mark Abeyta              Ford Aeronutronic

Mr. J. David Mitchell, Director of Advance Programs and Manufacturing at Rockwell International, provided the Keynote address.

The luncheon speakers were:

Thursday—Dr. Robert E. Larson, President of Systems Control Inc.

Friday—Dr.Joel Birnbaum, Director Computer Research Center, Hewlett Packard.

There were forty-four exhibitors at the conference this was a record for exhibitor participation.

BEST PAPER AWARD—The best paper award went to Russel Shelton of E. Leitz, Inc. his paper was titled “High Speed Accurate Measurements on the Shop Floor”

ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD—The Woodington Award was presented to Dr. Glenn F. Engen, Microwave Metrology Group, Electronic Technology Division, National Bureau of Standards.

MSC YEAR FOURTEEN

The Thirteenth Measurement Science Conference (1984)

The lucky Thirteenth Measurement Science Conference was quite different.  It was held following the Annual IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference.  The IMTC was held on Tuesday and Wednesday the seventeenth and eighteenth of January.  The Measurement Science Conference followed immediately on Thursday and Friday the nineteenth and twentieth.  The site was the R.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.  This was an unique and slightly quaint site for a conference, yet it worked pretty well.  There were not enough rooms large enough for sessions and some were very crowded.  The air conditioning in some of the more crowded rooms was not adequate.  Odd shaped rooms with low ceilings was a challenge to some of the speakers.

Guests at the hotel were treated to free tours of the ship and the adjoining “Spruce Goose” which was moved long ago to a location up North.  Conference attendees were able to buy tickets at a reduced cost.

The consecutive conferences worked quite well with a number of attendees and some of the exhibitors staying for both.  Some committee chairmen worked in conjunction with the chairs of the other Conference to cut cost and provide benefits perhaps not available to a two-day conference.

The 1984 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN           Roland Vavken                    Rockwell International

CONFERENCE CHAIR.     Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Microelectonics

PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN     John Schulz                          Ford Aeronutronic

EXHIBITS CHAIRMAN       Dean Brungart                      Teledyne Systems

TREASURER                       Don Greb                               Consultant

PROGRAMS CHAIRMAN  Bob Weber                            Lockheed, Sunnyvale

MEMBER                              Bob Monroe                          Navy Fleet Analysis Center

The 1984 Measurement Science Conference Committee Chairmen:

ARRANGEMENTS              Carl Quinn                            Simco Electronics

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza                    TRW, Redondo Beach

FINANCES                           Dave Buck                            Lockheed, Burbank

REGISTRAR                         Bob Irvine                              Cal Poly, Pomona

GUEST PROGRAM            Steve Kozich                        Quality Audit Co.

AWARDS                              Dale Rockwell                      Metrology Engineering Ctr.

DOOR PRIZES                    Bob Couture                         Rockwell International

EVALUATOR/                       Mark Abeyta                          Ford Aeronutronic

PHOTOGRAPHER

SECRETARY                       Bill Strnad                              Digital Applications Co.

SPEAKERS                          Joe Robinson                       Naval Weapons Sta,

PUBLICATIONS                   Dennis Faunce                    Ford Aeronutronic

The Keynote speaker was Mr. William R. Thurston, President and Chief Executive officer of GenRad Incorporated.  Mr. Thurston discussed with us the critical importance of real time quality management in today’s rapidly changing electronics industry. He defined three levels of quality management — Detection, Prevention and Integration         –All based on a foundation of Automatic Test Equipment.

The Conference theme, appropriate for that particular period of time, was “AUTOMATION-QUALITY-PRODUCTION” .

MSC Speakers:

Thursday’s luncheon speaker was Mr. Joseph R. Cipreano, Director of Reliability and Maintainability, Quality Evaluation Office of Naval Sea Systems Command.

Friday’s luncheon speaker was scheduled to be John Fluke Senior however his health prevented his being able to be at the conference.  John sent a very capable substitute in Mr. Jerry Hayes, one of his most reliable and personable consultants to take his place.

Being the recipient of the “Woodington Award” then surprised Jerry Hayes.  Everyone was very sorry that John Fluke was ill but it worked very well to assure that Jerry would be there without his being aware of the award.

There were fifty-six exhibitors for the conference and they were first class all the way.

The door-prize session set a new record with the estimated value of all the prizes given to attendees exceeding sixteen thousand dollars.

The Best Paper Award went to Karen Hartz Of Newark Air Force Base.  Her Paper was titled “Error Reduction in Transfer Function Measurements for Accelerometer Calibration”.

MSC YEAR FIFTEEN

The Fourteenth Measurement Science Conference (1985)

The fourteenth Measurement Science Conference was our second one in the Bay Area.  It was held in the Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara, California on January seventeenth and eighteenth, 1985.

This Conference is memorable for the large number of exhibits and the really great exhibits area.  A number of the exhibits areas at previous conferences had lacked the space and flexibility to be classed a “great” exhibits hall.   Also memorable was the many attendees from Lockheed.  I wonder if the Conference Chairman (President) had any influence on that?  The Marriott was a great hotel and did so well that four of the next five conferences were booked at Marriott Hotels.

 

The 1985 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN           Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

PRESIDENT                         Bob Weber                Lockheed Missiles & Space

SECRETARY/                      Don Greb                   Consultant

TREASURER

MEMBER                              John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronics

MEMBER                              Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems Co.

MEMBER                              Bob Monroe              Navy Fleet Analysis Ctr.

 

The 1985 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT             Bob Weber                            Lockheed Missiles & Space

EXHIBITS                  Dean Brungart                      Teledyne Systems Co.

PUBLICITY               John Schulz                          Ford Aeronutronic

ARRANGEMENTS  Carl Quinn                            Simco Electronics

FINANCES               Roland Vavken                    Rockwell International

SPEAKERS              Frank Koide                          Rockwell International

PROGRAMS             Wendell Seal                        TRW E & D

REGISTRAR             Darlene Diven                      Lockheed Missiles & Space

DOOR PRIZES        Bob Couture                         Rockwell International

SECRETARY           Stan Crandon                       SAI Com Systems

GUEST PROGRAM Joan Quinn                           Simco Electronics

PUBLICATIONS       Bob Irvine                              Cal-Poly Univ. Pomona

AWARDS                  Dale Rockwell                      Navy MEC

EVALUATOR            Mark Abeyta                          Ford Aeronutronic

The door prizes donated by various supporters of the Conference had a total estimated value of nearly fourteen thousand dollars with several expensive and very desirable prizes.

There were fifty-nine exhibitors at this conference setting another record for Mr. Dean Brungart, Dean just kept upping the mark!

The Conference theme was “CHANGE AND CHALLENGE”.

 1985 Conference Speakers:

Mr. Tomas C. McDermott, Vice President, Quality and Reliability Assurance, Rockwell International presented the Keynote address.

The luncheon speakers were:

Thursday—Mr. Richard W. Anderson, General Manager Microwave & Communications Instrument Group, Hewlett Packard Co.

Friday—Mr. Barry J. Shillito,  Chairman Teledyne International. (retired)

 

BEST PAPER AWARD—The best paper award went to Mr. William A. Messina of IBM for his paper titled “USE OF TRIMMIED MEANS FOR MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION”.

ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD:

The Woodington Award this year went to two very deserving people and their nominations were so alike and so convincing that the selection committee was unable to separate either one as more deserving of the award.  The Board had to agree and this year the honor went to Mr. Norman Belecki and Mr. Woodward Eicke , both of the National Bureau of Standards.

MSC YEAR SIXTEEN

The Fifteenth Measurement Science Conference (1986)

The fifteenth Measurement Science Conference was presented in the Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California on January twenty third and twenty fourth 1986.

This Conference was so well organized and went so smooth that we immediately signed up for a second year.

This was the first Conference to present the proceedings with all the other materials at the time of registration.  The proceedings were presented in a loose-leaf binder making it convenient for the attendee to insert late papers in their proper sessions.

The 1986 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN                       Bob Weber                Lockheed Missiles & Space

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN         Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

CHAIRMAN-ELECT                        John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronic

SECRETARY/                                  Don Greb                   Consultant

TREASURER

MEMBER                                          Carl Quinn                Simco Electronics

MEMBER                                          Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

MEMBER                                          Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

The 1986 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                                     Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

FINANCE                                          Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

PUBLICATIONS                               Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

SPEAKERS                                      Jerry Hayes               Science Applications Intl.

PROGRAMS                                     John VanDeHouten TRW E & D

EXHIBITS                                          Ray Kellick                Teledyne Systems Co.

ARRANGEMENTS                          Frank Mendoza        TRW E & D

SECRETARY                                   Steve Kozich            Quality Audit Co.

REGISTRAR                                     Dennis Pinnecker    Rockwell International

GUESTS PROGRAM                      Bob Irvine                  Cal Poly Univ. Pomona

AWARDS                                          Stan Crandon           Science Applications Int.

DOOR PRIZES                                Bob Couture             Rockwell International

EVALUATOR                                    Ray Wade                 Ford Aeronutronic

The theme selected for the Conference was “METROLOGY THE FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY”.

Dr. Ernst Ambler, Director of the National Bureau of Standards, presented the Keynote address.

Dr. Ernest Ambler became the eighth Director of the National Bureau of Standards in February 1978. At the request of Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, he has continued as Director for the Reagan Administration. Dr. Ambler joined NBS in 1953 and has worked throughout his career to make NBS increasingly valuable scientific and technical resource for industry, business, government, education, and the public.

The Luncheon Speakers were:

Thursday– Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. (D-Riverside) a native of California, born in  Holtville in the Imperial Valley. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a

degree in Industrial Physics. Before entering politics, Mr. Brown was employed by the City of Los Angeles, where he worked for 12 years in personnel, engineering, and management.

.Friday– Gerry Iangeler is a co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation and 1s its Executive Vice  President. He 1s a graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Chemistry and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard. & Iie was previously associated with Tektronix where he was Marketing Manager for Software.

ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD—The Woodington Award was awarded to Mr. Frank Koide, a long time supporter and hard worker for the Measurement Science Conference.

“MSC RECOLLECTIONS BY DEAN BRUNGRT”

The Measurement Science Conference was initially started by Dr. Don Morgan and Harold Wilson  (V.P. of Administration) of the California Polytechnic University at San  Luis Obispo for the purpose of promoting their new measurement science course.

With the help of an Advisory Committee chaired by Thurlow Marrow of Douglas Aircraft Co., the first MSC was held at Cal Poly in November of 1970.  The second was scheduled for 1971, but was canceled due to lack of apparent interest.  Dr. Morgan received an overseas assignment and turned the program over to Professor Paul Scheffer of Cal Poly.  At this time, I was asked to join an expanded advisory committee chaired by Phillip Painchaud.  Others I remember on the committee were Steve Kozich of Quality Audit Company, Dwayne Sharpe of IBM, Donald Greb of Lockheed Missile & Space Co., Administrator Fred Wolf of Cal Poly, Cliff Koop and Bob Couture of Rockwell International, Harold Clark of Valhalla Scientific, and Walter Watson of the State Weights & Measurements Organization  (I am sure I am forgetting some of the contributors, but memory fails with age).

The MSC was a successful joint venture of Cal Poly University and the Industry Advisory Committee, but their proposed measurement science course was not.  Therefore, since the conference was not meeting their intended purpose, Cal Poly decided to drop their sponsorship.  Most of the Advisory Committee were members of the Precision Measurement Association, and it was suggested that PMA take over and make it PMA’s conference.  Bob Couture, who was then the PMA President, couldn’t convince the PMA Board to accept it.

Therefore, a group of us on the Advisory Committee felt that the MSC was too good a conference to drop, and we decided to do it ourselves.  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offered to let us use their facilities, (editors comment this was not rent free) and in 1976 we put on our first independent MSC with Bob Couture serving as Conference Chairman, Phil Painchaud as the Program Chairman, and I chaired the exhibits.  This is the first time we really had exhibits of any consequence, and we squeezed them on to the theatre’s stage with only the curtain separating the exhibitors from the speakers.

California State University at Long Beach (CSULB) and Cal Poly Pomona were both interested in hosting the conference so we decided to hold the 1977 conference in Long Beach, the 1978 conference in Pomona, and return to Cal Poly San Lis Obispo for 1979.

The 1977 Conference in Long Beach was an outstanding success and, until recently, held the attendance record.  Cal Poly Pomona was also a fabulous success, but was dampened by Andy Woodington (a prominent member of the Conference Committee) being shot the day before the conference opened.

When we returned to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1979, we really bulged at the seams and overflowed everything, including the dining hall.  The Cal Poly President asked us to either limit the size of the conference or move it elsewhere.

We then decided to use a commercial hotel for the first time, but Christmas partied interfered with our usual December time for the Conference.  January was chosen as an alternative and we chose the “Inn at the Park” hotel in Anaheim as the site.  Thus the MSC which would have been held in December 1980 was held in January 1981 instead.  The January/February time period apparently was a good choice as the conference has prospered with continual growth ever since.

Since I was Exhibit Chairman, I remember the conferences most of the challenges in laying out and selling exhibit spaces.  For example, at the Inn at the Park we used a large completely round building in the middle of the hotel’s patio area which had been a bar, and we had to work around the bar facilities.  Of course there never was anything like the stage at Cal Poly.  The square or rectangle ballrooms used today don’t represent the challenge we faced in the late seventies and early eighties.

Others may remember the Inn at the Park as the place where I backed the brand new Lincoln John Schulz had acquired from Ford as a door prize (the use of) into a concrete pillar during a break and in front of most of the attendees.

Mostly, I remember the fabulous lunches the committee held and John Schulz’s chocolate deserts.

This was signed by Dean and I deeply appreciate his input.  Dean has been a long time friend and a mentor for me through a major part of my own career.  (Editor Remark)

MSC YEAR SEVENTEEN

The Sixteenth Measurement Science Conference (1987)

The sixteenth Measurement Science Conference was again held at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California January 29th & 30th 1987.

The Conference theme was “MEASUREMENTS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL GROWTH’.

Thoughts of the 1987 MSC – John Schulz, President

The 1987 MSC was the seventh conference to be held at a facility large enough for our ever increasing attendance (previous conferences were held at college campuses with smaller facilities). The conference was held at the Irvine Marriott and there were concerns that it was not large enough to accommodate our 650 attendees (which was the largest attendance up to that time). One of the highlights of the conference was a door prize awarded by Ford Aerospace which allowed the winner the use of a top-of-the-line, new Lincoln automobile for one week (no restrictions).

The conference was well attended but our processes were antiquated. Registration was done on the spot by lots of typists and long lines. The proceedings were large, heavy books and the A/V was not very sophisticated.

But the MSC was on the way up; for the next 10 years the attendance increased and the processes got better.

JC Schulz

The 1987 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN                       Dean Brungart          Teledyne Systems

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN         John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronic

TREASURER                                   Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

MEMBER                                          John VanDeHouten TRW E & D

MEMBER                                          Carl Quinn                Simco Electronics

MEMBER                                          Jerry Hayes               SAI Corp.

MEMBER                                          Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

The 1987 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         John Schulz                          Ford Aeronutronics

PROGRAMS                         John VanDeHouten            TRW E & D

PUBLICITY                           Carl Quinn                            Simco Electronics

FINANCE                              Roland Vavken                    Rockwell International

AWARDS                              Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Microelectronics

LIAISON                                Bob Weber                            Lockheed Missiles & Space

PUBLICATIONS                   Ray Wade                             Ford Aeronutronics

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kelllick                           Teledyne Systems Co.

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza                    TRW E & D

SPEAKERS                          Steve Kozich                        Quality Audit Co.

REGISTRAR                         Dennis Pinnecker                Rockwell International

PUBLICITY                           Denis Faunce                       Ford Aerospace

GEST PROGRAM               Stan Crandon                       SAI, Corp.

DOOR PRIZES                    Bob Couture                         Rockwell International

DOOR PRIZE, ASS’T         Ken Morrison                        Northrup Corp.

SECRETARY                       Nicholas Farnum                 Fullerton State Univ.

EVALUATOR                        Kevin Ruhl                            TRW E & D

Dr. Dale L. Compton , Deputy Director of the NASA Ames Research Center presented the Keynote address titled “The Role of Instrumentation on the Design and Acceptance Testing of the National Full-scale Aerodynamic Complex”.  Dr. Compton received his BS, MS, and PHD from Stanford University and had served NASA as a Research Scientist for over fifteen years.  He has held several key management positions at Ames.

The luncheon speakers were:

Thursday—Mr. Peter Stein, President of Stein Engineering Services Inc. Mr. Stein will talk on “How to be a Ring Master in Tomorrows Measurement Circus.”

Friday– Mr. Gilbert Hamblet is Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs at TRW.   Mr. Hamblet will talk about “Things I Shouldn’t Do”.

The BEST PAPER AWARD was presented to Martin J. Girard, and Pierre R. Delajoud of DH Instruments Inc. for their paper titled “Multiplying and Dividing Techniques for Improved Definition of Pressure in the Extreme Ranges”.

ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD—The Woodington Award for 1987 was presented to Dr. Klaus Jaeger.

At this time I would like to present a brief overview of Dr. Jaeger’s professional career and highlight some of his contributions and accomplishments in the field of metrology.

Klaus was raised in Lubeck, West Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1958. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Syracuse University and later earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in high-energy physics from Syracuse as well. For twelve years, Klaus was active in the field of experimental particle physics at the Argonne Brookhaven Fermi, and Stanford Accelerator Centers. One of his assignments was Project Manager for 4 of the twelve foot super conductive magnets first assembled at Argonne and later redesigned and moved to Stanford. During this period he wrote twenty-three papers as well as numerous technical reports. In 1982 Klaus left the world of  high energy physics and joined Lockheed’s Metrology organization in Sunnyvale.  California. He has advanced through a series of technical and management assignments to his current position as Manager of the Primary Standards Laboratory.

Dr. Jaeger is ‘a member of the Instrument and Measurement and Elementary Particle Groups of the American Physical Society. He has been very active within the Measurement Science Conference (MSC), National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL), and IEEE organizations as a committee chairman for, and contributor to, workshops and presentations. He has served as Chairman of the Temperature and Pressure subcommittee of the National Measurement Requirements Committee (NMRC) organized by the NCSL. He currently holds the position of Chairman of the NMRC. He has been appointed to the IEEE Awards Committee and is a member of the IEEE Electro-Optics Requirements Committee. Klaus has been active in the investigation of physical constants as they pertain to metrology and has prepared a paper regarding the proposed h/e  ratio as it will affect the DC voltage and resistance standards within the  measurement community. He has written a summary article, which was published in the IEEE transactions for the Conference on Precision Electrical Measurements (CPEM). He also assisted in writing “A Primer for Mass Metrology”, which is an NBS publication, and is preparing a similar paper for temperature. Although relatively new to the metrology field, Dr. Jaeger has gained the respect of the measurement community for his accomplishments and innovative approach to measurement problems.

MSC YEAR EIGHTEEN

The Seventeenth Measurement Science Conference (1988)

The seventeenth Measurement Science Conference was held January twenty-eighth and twenty ninth 1988.  The Conference was in the Hyatt Regency Hotel Long Beach California.

The theme for the Conference was “TOTAL QUALITY THROUGH MEASUREMENT SCIENCE”

This Conference is memorable for the Exhibits area.  The exhibits were expanded into the lobby in front of the Ballroom.  Fronted by a wall of glass this area looked out on the swimming pool and the Pacific Ocean.  As the attendees descended from sessions to the breaks on a rather long escalator they were treated to a great view of the Long Beach Harbor.  Although the area for exhibits was limited they were well arranged and outside of a few electrical problems with the Hotels Engineering it worked great.

Some of the Conference functions were on floors two escalator rides up and the transition from the bottom to the top created a time problem.  The hotel location and the banquet service made up for any shortcomings with a great view and good food.

The 1988 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN                       John Schulz              Ford Aeronutronics

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN         John VanDeHouten TRW E & D

TREASURER                                   Roland Vavken        Rockwell International

SECRETARY                                   Stan Crandon           SAI, Corp

MEMBER                                          Frank Mendoza        TRW e & D

MEMBER                                          Jerry Hayes               SAI, Corp.

MEMBER                                          Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

The 1988 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         John VanDeHouten            TRW E & D

EXECUTIVE VP                   Frank Mendoza                    TRW E & D

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza                    TRW E & D

FINANCE                              Roland Vavken                    Rockwell International

LIAISON                                Jerry Hayes                           SAI, Corp.

GUEST PROGRAM            Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Microelectronics

PROGRAMS                         Pete England                       General Dynamics

SPEAKERS                          Bob Weber                            Lockheed Missiles  Space

REGISTRAR                         Dennis Pinnecker                Rockwell International

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

PUBLICATIONS                   Nicholas Farnum                 Fullerton Sate Univ.

PUBLICITY                           Kevin Ruhl                            TRW E & D

AWARDS                              Ray Wade                             Ford Aerospace

DOOR PRIZES                    Ken Morrison                        Northrup Corp.

EVALUATOR                        David Lorenzen                    McDonell Dougls

The Keynote address was titled “SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM UPDATE” and was delivered by Mr. George A. Rodney, Associate Administrator for Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Quality Assurance NASA Headquarters.  In his position he is responsible for overseeing safety, reliability, and quality assurance functions related to all NASAA activities programs.  In addition, he is responsible for the direction of reporting and documentation of problems, problem resolution and trends associated with safety.

The luncheon speakers:

Thursday—Jack Jackson President of Jack Jackson and Associates, Inc.  Mr Jackson’s address was on “Managing in Today’s Changing Environment”

This was a very informative talk in addition to being exceptionally entertaining.

Friday—Dr, Jacob (Jake) Srendi, Dr. Srendi’s talk was on “Transforming Data into Information”

ANDREW  WOODINGTON AWARD: The Woodington Award was accepted by the family of Mr. Algie Lance since Algie had passed away just over a month previously.  The MSC Board of Directors decided to rename the Best Paper Award to the “Algie Lance Best Paper Award” and with the help of Ballantine Laboratories, Inc., to increase the honorarium for the best paper to $500, effective immediately.

The following is the presentation of the award as presented by the Board Chairman at the Thursday luncheon program.  The 1988 Woodington Award  recipient has distinguished himself as a true professional in the field of metrology  in the tradition of Andy Woodington.

Some of the outstanding accomplishments of this year’s recipient are:  36 years of professional experience dedicated to the measurement science community;

– Author and co-author of many microwave books;

– Over 30 papers published and presented at MSC, PMA, IEEE and other meetings and conferences;

– Served as a “contributor” in PMA, IEEE and ADPA.

For his exceptional qualities, it is the unanimous decision of the Board of Directors of MSC to confer the Woodington Award to Mr. Algie Lance.

A brief overview of Algie Lance’s professional career, contributions and accomplishments are as follows:

His professional career began in 1951 as an electronics instructor at Western Electric, teaching radar/missile systems and electronic circuit analysis courses. In  1952 he went to General Electric, Utica, N.Y. where he was involved in the  design and development of analog/digital coding equipment for radar systems.  Algie Lance joined Hughes Aircraft in 1955 as a standards engineer in the Primary Standards Lab, where he designed and developed microwave  measurements and calibration systems. Since 1969 TRW Electronics & Defense, Redondo Beach, California, where he held various positions including Section Head responsible for the RF & Microwave Standards Lab, Low Frequency & DC Standards Lab and the General Instrumentation Lab, have employed him. His last assignment was Senior Scientist of the TRW Metrology Lab.

Mr. Lance taught Microwave Measurements at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Santa Monica College and Pierce College.

He is the author of introduction to Microwave Theory & Measurementsand another book entitled “Microwave Experiments” He is a contributing editor to three other books.

He was the keynote speaker at the 1982 European Microwave Conference in Germany.

He was invited by DOD to make a special briefing to the Under-Secretary of Defense dealing with National capabilities in the area of millimeter wave measurement,  he received the “IEEE Career Award” in 1984 for his work on automated measurement systems.

MSC YEAR NINETEEN

The Eighteenth Measurement Science Conference (1989)

 The 1989 Measurement Science Conference was held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh of January 1989.

The Conference theme was “MEASUREMENT QUALITY, THE COMPETITIVE EDGE”.

This was a memorable conference because it brought to the committee the assistance of Diana Conti of VIP Meetings and Conventions.  She assisted in setting up arrangements and the Guest Program.  There was a lot of favorable comment from those participating in the guest’s trips.

There was also an outstanding exhibits area and sixty-nine great exhibits booths.

There was also a very memorable reception with entertainment in the big hall that is remembered by many attendees.

The 1989 Measurement Science Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN           John VanDeHouten            TRW

PRESIDENT                         Frank Mendoza                    TRW

TREASURER                       Bob Weber                            Lockheed M & S

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Ford Aerospace

EXECUTIVE VP                   Dennis Pinnecker                Rockwell International

MEMBER                              Stan Crandon                       Consultant

MEMBER                              Jerry Hayes                           Hayes Technology

The 1989 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         Frank Mendoza                    TRW

FINANCE                              Dennis Pinnecker                Rockwell International

ARRANGEMENTS              Stan Crandon                       Consultant

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Ford Aerospace

SPEAKERS                          Bob Weber                            Lockheed M & S

LIAISON                                Jerry Hayes                           Hayes Technology

PUBLICATIONS                   Ray Wade                             Ford Aerospace

PROGRAMS                         Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

REGISTRATION                  Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Microelectronics

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

AWARDS                              Lynette Wyrick                      Creative Data

SECRETARY                       Bob Tobias                            TRW

DOOR PRIZES                    Ken Landis                            Hughes Aircraft

EVALUATOR                        David Lorenzen                    McDonnell Douglas

GUEST PROGRAMS          Diana Conti                           VIP Meetings &

Conventions

Mr. Hanson Vice President and General Manager, Instruments Group

Tektronix, Inc. provided the Keynote address. In July 1988 Tektronix announced the consolidation of the Portables and Components Group with the Instrument Systems Group (ISG), reporting to Mr. Hanson. In November 1986 the decision was made to further flatten the group structure. Since January 1988, with the  appointment of a new President and restructuring of the company,

Mr. Hanson continues to head the Instruments Group, including all of the company’s scopes and instrument accessories divisions, general-purpose test instruments, and display devices (DDO).  He also led Tek’s Competitive Advantage project (TCAP). Mr. Hanson holds a B.S.E.E. and a M.S.E.E., both from Utah State University.

The luncheon Speakers were:

Thursday—Mr. Gene Perret, Humorist and Writer, his presentation was very witty and the laughs were numerous.

Friday—Mr. Raymond A. Sokolov, Editor, The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Sokolov’s address was titled “Measure for Measure”.

ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD—The Woodington award for 1989 went to a long time Conference supporter and worker Mr. Dean Brungart.  Dean is also a recent recipient of the “WILLIAM WILKHACK AWARD” He was at the time the Metrology Director and associate Quality Control Director at Teledyne Systems Company in Northridge, California.  Dean started the Exhibits program in both MSC and NCSL, which has kept both organizations solvent without the registration fees going up beyond belief.  Mr. Brungart grew up in Pennsylvania but graduated from USC.  He held almost every office in the Precision Measurements Organization, The National Conference of Standards Laboratories, and Measurement Science Conference.  He is highly respected and well liked by everyone.

MSC YEAR TWENTY

The Nineteenth Measurement Science Conference (1990)

The 1990 Measurement Science Conference was again at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel but due to an earlier commitment by the hotel our conference had to be moved into February.  It was held on the eighth and ninth of February 1990 and after the Conference it was generally agreed that this was better than the middle of January.  Prior years had shown that it was better to keep the same location and change the date than to keep the date and change the location.  The Conference President made the choice which the entire Board agreed was the correct one.

There were seventy-one exhibits booths sold which was another record at that time and the exhibits committee reported that there was a waiting list.

Theme selected for the 1990 Conference was “MEASUREMENT SCIENCE—TECHNOLOGY FOR TQM” getting in as many of the current buzzwords popular at the time as would fit.  Also it fit with the requirement for industry and government labs to become dedicated to the concept of “Total Quality Management”.

The 1990 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN                       Frank Mendoza        TRW

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN         Dennis Pinnecker    Rockwell International

TREASURER                                   Bob Weber                Lockheed

SECRETARY                                   John Schulz              Ford Aerospace

MEMBER                                          Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

MEMBER                                          Kevin Ruhl                TRW

MEMBER                                          Ken Landis                ESI Industries

The 1990 Measurement Conference “Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                                     Dennis Pinnecker    Rockwell International

EXECUTIVE VP/                              Kevin Ruhl                TRW

REGISTRAR                                     Kevin Ruhl                TRW

PUBLICITY                                       John Schulz              Ford Aerospace

DOOR PRIZES                                Ken Landis                ESI Industries

LIAISON/GUEST PROG.                Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

PUBLICATIONS                               Ray Wade                 TRW

EXHIBITS                                          Ray Kellick                Teledyne Systems Co.

SECRETARY/EXEC. VP                Bob Tobias                TRW

TUTORIALS                                      Roger Hickey            McDonnell Douglas

EVALUATOR                                    David Lorenzen        McDonnell Douglas

FINANCE                                          Chris Wagner           Rockwell

PROGRAMS                                     John Gerhard           Rockwell

AWARDS                                          Julius Gargyi             John Fluke Co.

The luncheon speakers were:

Thursday—Mr. William A. Witword, Director, Business Unit T & M Phillips International B. V..  Mr. Whitward’s  Topic– “THE CHALLENGES OF ALLIANCES & PARTNERSHIPS “

Friday—Captain David Carey, USN (Ret’d), President, David Carey & Associates Captain Carey’s TOPIC: MEETING YOUR CHALLENGES

Andrew woodington award— the recipient of the 1990 Woodington Award – Dr. Charles Tilford.  Dr. Tilford, a native of Washington State, came to the National Bureau of Standards in 1970 after having received a B.S. from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from Iowa State, both in Physics.  His entire career at NBS has been devoted to scientific advances in the measurement of pressure and vacuum. For the past ten years, Dr. Tilford has directed the Vacuum and Leak Rate research program at NIST. The esteem with which this program is held across the nation and throughout the world is primarily due to Dr. Tilford’s personal insight and his leadership of the superb staff that he has assembled to meet the nation’s measurement needs in low pressure. His group and the measurement services that they provide are clearly recognized as among the very best in NIST. The work is of the highest level of technical excellence, but over and above that he is recognized for his dedication to determining and then meeting the measurement community needs now and in the future. Dr. Charles Tilford is also personally involved in the day-to-day research required to advance the state-of-the-art in measurement science. Among his major accomplishments are the development of the Ultrasonic Acoustic Interferometer Manometer (this development was chosen to receive an Industrial Research IR-100 Award in 1981), and the Orifice-Flow Primary High Vacuum Standard. He has thirty-seven publications in scientific and engineering journals. He was awarded a Department of Commerce Bronze Metal in 1981 and a Silver Medal in 1987. The latter is the second highest award from the Commerce Department.  In summary, Charles has provided superb technical guidance in bringing standards in vacuum and leak measurements to the high state they are today in the United States.  Through his creative leadership and personal energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology provides the most advanced vacuum and leak rate metrology services in the world. He has made important contributions to the development of standards through his work in the national and international organizations. In every sense of the word, Dr. Charles Tilford is among the very

best of the nation’s “Metrology Professionals.”

MSC YEAR TWENTY-ONE

The Twentieth Measurement Science Conference (1991)

The 1991 Measurement Science Conference was moved to a new site, one whose name is quite familiar to everyone worldwide, “Disneyland”.  Although it was only a move across Katela Boulevard it seems almost a different world.  The 1991 Conference was held in the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center Anaheim, California January thirty-first and February first.

The 1991 Conference theme, “CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN MEASUREMENT SCIENCE”  was chosen in keeping with the requirement for industry and government to dedicate themselves to Continuous improvement, a key component of TQM.

There were sixty-nine exhibits booths sold and the exhibits area was large with wide aisles and great presentations by exhibitors.  Which allowed room for everyone to visit demonstrations and speak with booth personnel.

The 1991 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN                       Dennis Pinnecker                Rockwell

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN         Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

TREASURER                                   Bob Weber                            Lockheed

SECRETARY                                   John Schulz                          Lorel Aeronutronic

EXECUTIVE VP                               Bob Tobias                            TRW

MEMBER                                          Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Micro.

MEMBER                                          Ken Landis                            Electro Rent

The 1991 Measurements Science Conference “Conference Committee

PRESIDENT                                     Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

EXECUTIVE VP/                              Bob Tobias                            TRW

REGISTRAR                                     Bob Tobias                            TRW

SPEAKERS                                      Bob Weber                            Lockheed

PUBLICITY                                       John Schulz                          Lorel Aeronutronic

LIAISON/GUEST PROG.                Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Micro.

DOOR PRIZES                                Ken Landis                            Electro Rent

PUBLICATIONS                               Ray Wade                             TRW

EXHIBITS                                          Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

SECRETARY                                   Dan Smith                             General Dynamics

TUTORIALS                                      Roger Hickey                        McDonnell Douglas

ARRANGEMENTS                          Frank Mendoza                    TRW

EVALUATOR                                    David Lorenzen                    McDonnell Douglas

FINANCE                                          Chris Wagner                       Rockwell

PROGRAMS                                     John Gerhard                       Rockwell

AWARDS                                          Julius Gargyi                         John Fluke Mfg. Co.

John Fluke Jr. immediate past Chairman of the Board for the John Fluke Manufacturing Company and current member of the Board provided the Keynote address.

The Luncheon speakers were:

Thursday—Mr. Bill Coplin, Speaker and Entertainer BILL COPLIN received his BS in education from PSU Pittsburg, Kansas, and his MS in Speech and Drama from ESA, Emporia, Kansas.

Friday– LARRY MOSS, a leading Hollywood diction/dialect coach and speech consultant, with credits that include over 200 television and feature films.

ALGIE LANCE BEST PAPER AWARD—The best paper award was presented to Mr. Brian Conroy of Teledyne Systems for his paper titled “A Round-Robin Measurement Assurance Process or Thread Gage Pitch Diameter Measurements”.

ANDREW WOODINGTON AWARD— The 1991 winner is GARY DAVIDSON. He exhibits the necessary requisites of the professionalism each of us strive for.

His contributions have – as most of the recipients of the past -been made in areas wider than his employment. He has participated in the Measurement Science Conference in the past as a speaker, panelist and chairman of a committee. Perhaps his role in shaping the National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL), though, is his best-known activity.

He has served the company he works for in ways most of us are unaware of. To mention just three of his contributions to the field of Metrology:

  1. He was appointed by the National Research Council to the prestigious Board of Assessment for NIST.
  2. He has served as president of NCSL, as chairman of a number of important committees, including Measurement Assurance, Government Affairs, and currently – TQM Committee on Calibration System Requirements.
  3. He developed a Data Base Program for Equipment Control Management, claimed by many to be one of the best in the industry, and is currently Manager of the Calibration Service Department in TRW’s Equipment Management Center.

MSC YEAR TWENTY-TWO

The Twenty-FIRST Measurement Science Conference (1992)

The theme for the conference in held at “The Disneyland Hotel Convention Center” January 30th and 31st 1992 was “Striving for Global Metrology”.  This was very appropriate since there was a move to coordinate all the European National Laboratories.

The Board of Directors for the 1992 Conference:

CHAIRMAN                          Kevin Ruhl                TRW

PRESIDENT                         Bob Tobias                TRW

EXECUTIVE VP                   John Gerhard           Rockwell International

TREASURER                       Ken Landis                Electro Rent

DIRECTOR                           Ray Wade                 TRW

DIRECTOR                           Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

DIRECTOR                           John Schulz              Loral Aeronutronic

The Conference Committee for the 1991 Conference:

PRESIDENT                         Bob Tobias                TRW

EXECUTIVE VP                   John Gerhard           Rockwell International

SECRETARY                       Tom Anderson         MKS Instruments

FINANCE                              Chris Wagner           Rockwell International

PROGRAMS                         John Gerhard           Rockwell International

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kellick                Teledyne Systems

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza        Aerojet General

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz              Loral Aeronutronic

PUBLICATIONS                   Ray Wade                 TRW

REGISTRAR                         Dan Smith                 Rain Bird Corp.

TUTORIALS                          Roger Hickey            McDonnell Douglas

GUEST PROGRAM            Alan Ho                      Loral Aeronutronic

AWARDS                              Julius Gargyi             MetroMation

DOOR PRIZES                    Ken Landis                Electro Rents

EVALUATOR                        Dave Lorenzen        McDonnell-Douglas

LIAISON                                Alan Ho                      Loral Aeronutronics

HISTORIAN                          Chet J. Crane           Teledyne Microelectronics

Woodington AWARD:  ROBERT cOUTURE

This years winner is a past president of the Precision Measurements Association  and a past president of the Measurement Science Conference. He holds a  Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from California State  University-Long Beach and a Masters in Business Administration from  Pepperdine University. He retired from Rockwell International in 1989 after  serving the company for more than 30 years. During these years, he progressed from a technician in the electrical lab to Engineering Manager of Rockwell’s  metrology facility here in Anaheim, California. This years Woodington Award  winner is Robert J. Couture. A significant achievement during Bob’s career was  the development of Rockwell’s unique system of test equipment design analysis,  documentation and verification characterized by the calibration service  specification. Bob was also a primary contributor to the Rockwell control system  or calibrated test equipment which resulted in one of the first industrial 4 applications of interval adjustment of individual items of test equipment. Bob was  known for his attention to all details of a project and was a stickler for accuracy  and quality in every aspect of a job. Not just of the work itself but also of the  documentation. This meticulous characteristic was one he first applied to himself  and his own work and then to his subordinates and their work. The result was an  engineering function which was renowned for the high caliber of its standards  development and calibration work.

The Keynote Speaker at this conference was Steve D. Doherty, Major USAF the title of his presentation was “Managing Change: the Role of the Leader”.

The Luncheon speakers were:

Thursday- Rod Machado who addressed “The Lost Art of Thinking”

Friday- Danny Cox– Mr. Cox presented a talk titled “Leadership When the Heat’s On”

This was the first year for the Measurement Science scholarship awards.

This was the year the first issue of the MSC History was published.

This was the first year that so many people filled up on the great food at the Fluke reception that Fluke ran out and the MSC reception had food left over.

MSC YEAR TWENTY-THREE

The Twenty-Second Measurement Science Conference (1993)

The 1993 Measurement Science Conference was held in the Marriott hotel in Anaheim California.  The weather was not cooperative at all and it rained so hard the water from the street was sidewalk to sidewalk.

The 1993 Board of Directors:

CHAIRMAN                          Bob Tobias                            TRW

PRESIDENT                         John Gerhard                       Rockwell International

EXECUTIVE VP                   Ray Wade                             TRW

TREASURER                       David Lorenzen                    McDonnell-Douglas

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Loral Aeronutronic

DIRECTOR                           Alan Ho                                  Loral Aeronutronic

DIRECTOR                           Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

The 1993 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         John Gerhard                       Rockwell International

EXECUTIVE VP                   Ray Wade                             TRW

SECRETARY                       Tom Anderson                     MKS Instruments

FINANCE                              Alan Ho                                  Loral Aeronutronics

PROGRAMS                         Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

SPEAKERS                          Bob Tobias                            TRW

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza                    Aerojet

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Loral Aeronutronics

PUBLICATIONS                   Ray Wade                             TRW

REGISTRAR                         John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

TUTORIALS                          David Lorenzen                    McDonnell-Douglas

GUEST PROGRAM            Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Relays

DOOR PRIZES                    Ken Landis                            Electro Rent

EVALUATOR                        Ida Kantor                             McDonnell-Douglas

LIAISON                                Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Relays

HISTORIAN                          Chet Crane                            Teledyne Microelectronics

Woodington AWARD: Les Huntley

He began his career at NBS, during his career he has been awarded several patents and has published papers on a wide range of subjects. He was a leader at NBS in various electrical standards groups where he earned a reputation as both an innovator and as being politely outspoken and subtly opinionated a trait, which continues to endear him to his friends and co-workers.  His career advanced at NBS where he became chief, circuits standards section.   He left NBS in the early seventies to start his own company and in 1978 decided to take his knowledge, business acumen and subtle opinions, to The John Fluke Manufacturing Company.  His accomplishments continued at the Fluke Company where he was a leader in establishing the solid-state voltage reference as an accepted replacement for standard cell banks, He is known at Fluke for “scrapping his standard cells and never looking back”. He is highly regarded at work and is recognized for keeping Fluke at the leading edge in process metrology and new technology.  He attends MSC regularly where he has presented many technical papers.  Les Huntley is this year’s Woodington Award recipient.

Mr. John H. Kirkpatrick presented the keynote address.  Mr. Kirkpatrick has served the military as Rear Admiral in the U.S.Navy, the cabinet as Special assistant for Total Quality Management to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Production and Logistics) and the measurement community.  He is Process Management and also is still a consultant in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Luncheon Speakers:

Friday- Mr. David Zach- Mr Zach is one of the few professionally trained futurists in the United States with a Masters Degree in Futures Research from the University of Houston.  He is President and owner of “Innovative Futures.

MSC YEAR TWENTY-FOUR

The Twenty-Third Measurement Science Conference (1994)

The 1994 Measurement Science Conference was in the Pasadena Convention Center.  This was our first trip to Pasadena and the Conference was treated very well on each of our visits before the Conference.  This center fits the Conference in a number of ways.  There is enough room for everything except plenary sessions.  The area for large sessions and luncheons is the same area and the change from one function to the next requires some time and therefore some extra planning for the program to fit around the banquet needs.  The Opening session was moved into the Pasadena Auditorium at no extra charge because there was some damage to other areas of the center caused by a large earthquake in Northridge just a few days before the Conference.  It was obvious that a lot of people were still very nervous when there was a small aftershock during the opening session and a number of them jumped up and started up the aisle.  Fortunately it was over before they got to the door.

The 1994 Measurement Conference Board of Directors:

Chairman                          John Gerhard                       Rockwell International

president                         Ray Wade                             TRW

EXECUTIVE VP                   Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

TREASURER                       Alan Ho                                  Loral Aeronutronics

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

DIRECTOR                           Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

DIRECTOR                           Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

The 1994 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         Ray Wade                             TRW

EXECUTIVE VP                   Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

SECRETARY                       Julius Gargyi                         Metromation

FINANCE                              Alan Ho                                  Loral Aeronutronic

PROGRAMS                         Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Dopuglas

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

SPEAKERS                          John Gerhard                       Rockwell International

ARRANEMENTS                 F.Mendoza/D.Hebert           Aerojet/So Cal. Edison

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

PUBLICATIONS                   Tom Anderson                     MKS Instruments

REGISTRAR                         John Bowman                      John Fluke

TUTORIALS                          Dave Lorenzen                    McDonnell-Douglas

DOOR PRIZES                    Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Relays

LIAISON                                Miriah Arther                         Rockwell International

HISTORIAN                          Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Microelectronics

WOODINGTON AWARD:  John Donaldson

John Donaldson of NIST provided the Keynote address.  John became Chief, Standards Code and Information in November 1989. He directs a program providing standards information, technical analysis and assistance, and reference work publications. He also represents NIST nationally and internationally as an expert in conformity assessment principles and practices.  Mr. Donaldson is actively involved in domestic, foreign and international organizations concerned with standardization, weights and measures, and related measurement activities.  He is past chairman of the Committee on Research and Technical Planning of the American Society for Testing and Materials and has served on the Board of Directors of the American

National Standards Institute.

Luncheon Speakers:

Thursday- Sir Phillip Richardson

Sir Phillip Richardson was born in London. His father, Sir Charles Richardson, was an aide to Winston Churchill and had a role in the planning of Operation Overlord, the landing on Normandy’s beaches.

FRIDAY- Jeffrey Armstrong

Jeffrey Armstrong created Saint $ilicon, the world’s first high-tech comedian, to save himself from the adverse effects of working seven years in the computer industry. He’s the embodiment of a certain idealism. Like most saints,  $ili/Armstrong has rather an odd resume. The Detroit native holds a degree in psychology and creative writing from Eastern Michigan University, and history and comparative religions from University of California at Santa Cruz. A former street poet and vice present of a garment company, Armstrong was planning to

teach when federal budget cuts dried up positions in the humanities. He then became Middle East sales representative of Apple. Later, he was marketing manager for Corvus Systems, then Nestar Systems, two Silicon Valley Firms.

MSC YEAR TWENTY-FIVE

The Twenty-Fourth Measurement Science Conference (1995)

The 1995 Measurement Science Conference was held at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, CA on January 26-27, 1995. The 1995 MSC President was Roger Hickey of McDonnell-Douglas.  The theme for this conference was: “Measurements and Standards for Our Changing Times”.  The MSC Board of Directors were: Ray Wade (Chairman), Roger Hickey (President of Conference), John Bowman (Executive Vice-President), Alan Ho, Kevin Ruhl, R. Kellick, and J. Gerhard.

The Conference Committee members were:

PRESIENT                            Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas.

EXECUTIVE VP                   John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

PROGRAM  CHAIRMAN   John Gerhard                       Rockwell

SPEAKERS                          Ray Wade                             TRW

EXHIBITS                              Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

SECRETARY                       Julius Gargyi                         Metromation

FINANCE                              Alan Ho                                  Loral Aeronutronics

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza                    Aerojet

PUBLICITY                                       John Schulz                          Safetrans

PUBLICATIONS                               Miriah Arther                         Rockwell

GUEST PROGRAM                        Thomas Neal                        John Fluke Mfg.

AWARDS                                          Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

DOOR PRIZES                                Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne

REGISTRAR                                     Steven Phleger                    TRW

EVALUATOR                                    Pamela Thames                   Thames

EDUCATION CREDITS                  —

SPONSOR LIAISON                       Thomas Neal                        John Fluke Mfg.

TUTORIALS                                      Dave Lorenzen                    McDonnell-Douglas

HISTORIAN                                      Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Micro.

SCHOLARSHIPS                            Dr. Jackson Henry               CSUDH

MSC YEAR TWENTY-SIX

The Twenty-Fifth Measurement Science Conference (1996)

The Measurement Science Conference celebrated the 25th Conference during year 26 of MSC’s continuous operations and existence. MSC was held back at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California.  It was held Thursday and Friday, January 25th & 26th.   The attendance for the Conference was 835.

The Conference theme “Twenty-Five years of Education in Measurement Science”.

Conference Committee:

PRESIENT                                        John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

EXECUTIVE VP                               Miriah Arther                         Wavetek

PROGRAM  CHAIRMAN               John Gerhard                       Rockwell

SPEAKERS                                      Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

EXHIBITS                                          Ray Kellick                            Teledyne Systems

SECRETARY                                   Julius Gargyi                         Metromation

FINANCE                                          Alan Ho                                  Loral Aeronutronics

ARRANGEMENTS                          Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Micro.

PUBLICITY                                       John Schulz                          Safetrans

PUBLICATIONS                               Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Relays

GUEST PROGRAM                        Dewain Wilcox                     Rockwell (Ret.)

AWARDS                                          Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

DOOR PRIZES                                Pam Thames                        Thames

REGISTRAR                                     Steven Phleger                    TRW

EVALUATOR                                    Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

EDUCATION CREDITS                  Dr. Jackson Henry               CSUDH

SPONSOR LIAISON                       Ray Wade                             TRW

TUTORIALS                                      Dave Lorenzen                    McDonnell-Douglas

HISTORIAN                                      Chet J. Crane                       Teledyne Micro.

SCHOLARSHIPS                            Dr. Jackson Henry               CSUDH

OPERATIONS                                  Thomas Neal                        John Fluke

WOODINGTON AWARD:  Phillip Painchaud

This year’s Woodington Award winner is Mr. Phillip Painchaud,  Phil has had a long and colorful career, it is difficult to condense it into the time allotted to give this presentation. So I will give the highlights and leave the details to the written word.

From 1948 to 1953 he started working for Northrup Aircraft, Special Weapons Division in Hawthorn, California as a Research Analyst in Electro-Optical  interface problems and did extensive research and development work on  automatic celestial navigation equipment, photometric, and optical electronic  problems. He managed several field test operational sites. His final assignment  before transfer to Anaheim, was personal Staff Assistant to the Chief of Special Weapons Component Development Department. From 1953 to 1957 he worked at Northrup Aircraft, Anaheim Division as Assistant to Chief Engineer for Air Force Projects. He later became Senior Technical Specialist and finally Senior Engineer.  From 1957 to 1965 He worked as General Supervisor of the Metrology Branch of Northrup Nortronics Division in Anaheim where he

pioneered the implementation of the concepts of “Total Pooling of Instruments” and “Product Orientation of Reference Standards”. At this time he was the Chairman of the Northrup Corporate Metrology Board, which, among other things, sets corporate wide policies for metrology.  In 1965 he was promoted to  Corporate Director of Quality Assurance where he had full responsibility for the entire corporate Quality Assurance organization.

In 1965 he went to E+H Research Laboratories in Oakland, California as Director of Corporate Standards where he was assigned to the personal staff of the President.  He had personal responsibility for the development, analysis, certification and promotion of artifact standards of risetime and transient response.  In 1971 he went to Fort Worth, Texas as Senior Scientist, Bio-Medical Metrology for Alcon Laboratories. Here he provided technical guidance to a well established major ophthalmic pharmaceutical organization.  In 1972 he wandered back to California where became a Corporate Principle for Metron Corporation in Montclair.

From 1974 to 1978 he worked as a Staff Metrologist for Dynalectron Corporation, in Norco, California. Here he served as staff consultant furnishing engineering support to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program. He also headed the joint study team for the disposition of Project SETE (the Secretariat for Electronic Test Equipment).  He has served the Measurement Community at large as one of the founding members of the Precision Measurements Association, as such he had held many positions including President and is the only living Charter Life Fellow . He is a Life Senior Member of the Institute

of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and currently a member and advisor of the Executive Committee. He is also a Senior Life Member of the Instrument Society of America and has held several executive positions. He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Quality Assurance and a Metrology Education Columnist for the Measurement Quality Division newsletter :”The Standard”.

He has held leadership positions with the National Conference of Weights and Measures, International Society for Weighing and Measuring, International Electrotechnical Commission, California Professional Metrology Committee, Metrology Advisory Committee to the California State Secretary of Agriculture and Services, National Conference of Standards Laboratories, and the American National Standards Institute.

He was one of the founding members of the original Measurement Science Conference Advisory Committee and served as Conference Director in 1977. On September 13, 1995 Butler Community College created the Painchaud Chair of Metrology. This Chair was established through a grant by Phil to enable the bringing erudite polymathic professionals in Metrology to the campus for upgrading the levels of existing technologies and introducing new disciplines.

Noted for his wit and wisdom and wry ability to get right to the point, we can all appreciate the efforts and contributions Phillip Painchaud has made to the Measurement Community.

There were some problems with having enough meetings space and the exhibits area was becoming crowed when some of the space was taken away by meetings.  This was to be our last conference at the Marriott in Anaheim.

Dr. Peter L.M. Heydemann Director, Technology Services National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided the Keynote address.

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS:

Thursday—Larry Wilde, humorist speaker, and author of more than fifty books

Friday—Terry L. Paulson, PhD, CSP president of Paulson & Associates, Inc.

“This Conference Remembered”

I have received the following input regarding this Conference from the President Mr. John Bowman, a personal friend, hard worker, and long time contributor to the success of the Conference.

In 1977, my employer of one month asked me to display a prototype instrument at a conference.  I drove a newly arrived calibrator to the conference venue at the California State University campus at Long Beach.  The next morning, it seemed as if every attendee had hundreds of questions for me about the new multifunction calibrator.  I could hardly answer one question.  Fortunately, a knowledgeable company engineer joined me and addressed the questions.  That was my introduction to the Measurement Science Conference.

Some twenty years later, I had the distinct honor of being the President for the Silver Anniversary of the Measurement Science Conference.  The venue was the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim California.  The conference had expanded from a modest two-day event to a full five days with the inclusion of the Tutorial Workshops and NIST Seminars.  The conference once again delivered an excellent technical program.  The highlight of the 25th Anniversary Conference was the Past Presidents reunion.  All but three of the invited past Measurement Science Presidents were able to attend.  The twenty-one Past Presidents were introduced, along with some special guests, at the luncheon.  Brought to my attention by a number of the past presidents was the friendly and informative advice as to how we should conduct the conference.  Some ten years later, the conference is celebrating its 35th anniversary with that welcomed advice.

My employer from 1977 did send me to multifunction calibrator training after the conference.
I can now answer those questions!

The 2002 Measurement Science Conference was held January 24 and 25 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The theme for the conference was “Turning Measurement Science Information into Knowledge”. This was a very different conference that took place at a very memberable time in our history.  This conference was planned with a vision and the reality of being different. Some of the differences were required others was hoped that it would enhance the overall experience of the conference and help return to a state of normalness. With these changes came risk; with risk came opportunities and challenges.

MSC YEAR TWENTY SEVEN

The Twenty-Sixth Measurement Science Conference (1997)

The 26th Measurement Science Conference was held January 26th and 27th 1997 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  The memories of the Northridge earthquake were dimming and the evidence was gone, there were also a number of improvements.  Many of the functions were moved to the Doubletree Hotel, which made the Conference a better fit for the facility but this caused the attendees to need transportation between the hotel and the Conference Center.  We did have a light rain on one of the days and some people complained about the lousy weather.  This was a very successful Conference with almost one thousand registered for the Conference and one hundred ninety for the Tutorials.  The tutorials were so well received that some people were unable to attend their first choice.

The Conference theme was: “NEW DIRECTION IN MEASUREMENT SCIENCE”

The first “Joe Simmons Scholarships were presented at this conference, the names of the recipients are Dennis Antunes, winner and Brentt Orr and Gerri Hoffman were runners up.  All three were students at Butler Community College in Pennsylvania.

The MSC scholarships were awarded to Luis Rodriques, Audrey Prosser, and Patrick Covert,  all students at Cal State University Dominguez Hills.

THE 1997 MEASUREMENT SCIENCE CONFERENCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

CHAIRMAN                          John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

PRESIDENT                         J. Miriah Heatherington      Wavetek Corp.

EXECUTIVE VP                   Steve Phleger                       TRW

TREASURER                       Alan Ho                                  Lockheed Martin Aeronutronic

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

DIRECTOR                           John Gerhard                       Boeing North American

DIRECTOR                           Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

 

THE MEASUREMENT SCIENCE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT                         J. Miriah Heatherington      Wavetek Corp.

EXECUTIVE VP                   Steve Phleger                       TRW

SECRETARY                       Dewain Wilcox                     Rockwell International (Retd)

FINANCE                              Alan Ho                                  Lockheed Martin Aeronutronic

PROGRAMS                         John Gerhard                       Boeing North American

EXHIBITS                              R. Kellick/M.Samman          Litton/Global Net Solutions

SPEAKERS                          John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

ARRANGEMENTS              Chet J. Crane                       Consultant

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

PUBLICATIONS                   Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Electronic Tech.

REGISTRAR                         Duane Allen                          Naval Weapons Assessment

TUTORIALS                          Dave Lorenzen                    McDonnell-Douglas

GUEST PROGRAM            Steve Phleger                       TRW

AWARDS                              Kevin Ruhl                            TRW

DOOR PRIZES                    Pamela Thames                   E. I. L. Instruments

EVALUATOR                        Thomas Neal                        Thomas Neal Test

LIAISON                                Mike Magin                           So. Cal. Edison

HISTORIAN                          Chet J. Crane                       Consultant

SCHOLARSHIPS                Dr. Jackson Henry               CSUDH

WOODINGTON AWARD: 1997 Woodington Award Winner – Ms. Georgia Harris of NIST  long time director of the U.S. Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Algie Lance Best Paper Award was presented to Mr. James Potzick of NIST for his paper titled “New NIST-Certified Small Scale Pitch Standard”

Runners-up: “A Method for Measuring Density of Volume of Laboratory Weights” presented by Mr. Randall M. Schooner

“Gage Block Calibration by Optical Interometry” presented by Dr. Jennifer Decker of the National Research Council

Mr. Jerry Hayes presented the keynote address on quite short notice due to travel someone’s travel problems.  Jerry did his usual great job and then took a few swings with the new golf club presented to him by the Chairman, John Bowman.

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS:

Thursday: Stephanie Edwards, star of the movies, television, and radio.  Also she is a person that I have watched and listened to for about thirty hours of Rose Parade coverage.  She is married to Actor-Composer Murray MacLeod resides with her husband in Santa Monica. California.

Friday: Dr. Robert Payne, Dr. Payne is a native of Georgia. He attended Duke

University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, and Georgetown University for his Ph.D.  Dr. Payne is presently serving as special advisor and consultant to the President’s Council on Economic Development in Washington, D.C. Dr. Payne’s unique ability in dealing with the federal government led him to being named to the Bush-Clinton Transition Team.

Famous firsts, this was the first time the Conference had a lady president or Chairman.

This was the first conference to sell more than one hundred exhibits booths.

The first Joe Simmons Scholarship awards.

MSC YEAR TWENTY-EIGHT

The Twenty-seventh Measurement Science Conference (1998)

The 27th Measurement Science Conference was held February 5th and 6th in the Pasadena Conference Center and the Pasadena Doubletree Hotel.  The theme for this conference was “Measurement in the ISO Environment”.  I remember this Conference for the delicious reception provided by the President and the one in the John Fluke Suite, also the hugely popular “Ice Cream Social” presented by Wavetek with games and entertainment.

The 1998 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN              J. Miriah Heatherington      Wavetek

PRESIDENT             Steve Phleger                       TRW

EXECUTIVE VP       Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Electronic Technologies

TREASURER           Alan Ho                                  Lockheed Martin Aeronutronics

SECRETARY           John Schulz                          Safetrans Systems

DIRECTOR               John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

DIRECTOR               Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

The 1998 Measurement Science Conference Committee

PRESIDENT             Steve Phleger                       TRW

EXECUTIVE VP       Nidal Kerdiya                        Teledyne Electronic Technologies

SECRETARY           Dewain Wilcox                     Consultant

FINANCE                  Linda Hansken                     Boeing North American

PROGRAMS             Roger Hickey                        McDonnell-Douglas

EXHIBITS                  Muhamed Samman             Global Net Solutions

SPEAKERS              Miriah Heatherington          Wavetek

ARRANGEMENTS  Chet Crane/Ken Landis      Consultant/Electrorents

PUBLICITY               John Schulz                          Safetrans Systems

PUBLICATIONS       Mike Magin                           So. Cal. Edison

REGISTRAR             John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

GUEST PROGRAM Pamela Thames                   Signal Enterprizes

AWARDS                  Nidal Kerdiya                        Global Net Systems

DOOR PRIZES        Alan Ho                                  Lockheed Martin

EVALUATOR            Thomas Neal                        Test Specialists

LIAISON                    Duane Alan                          Naval Warfare Assessment

NIST LIAISON          John Gerhard                       Boeing North American

SCHOLARSHIPS    Kevin Ruhl                            Boeing North American

AWARDS:

WOODINGTON AWARD: Mr. Patrick Nolan.   Mr. Patrick Nolan received his electrical engineering degree in June 1960 from Gonzaga University. He joined the Boeing De-

velopment Center near Seattle at that time as an Associate Engineer. While at Boeing, Pat continued his studies for a Master Degree, which was granted in December 1963 by the University of Washington (MSEE).  In November 1963, Mr. Nolan joined the Lockheed Company in Sunnyvale, California as an instrumentation engineer for RF and Microwave calibration services. Pat has stayed with this department until the  present day. He is now a senior staff engineer reporting directly to the manager of metrology.  During the last 35 years, Pat has always continued his education by enrolling in related course work and tutorials. He has and is participating in several professional  Societies including the MSC, NCSL and ARFTG (Automatic RF Techniques Group). He  has presented papers, participated as panel member and has been active on various  committees.  Since 1982, Pat has either participated with or chaired the NCSL  subcommittee for RF and Microwave of the National Measurement Requirements Committee. His last contribution to the latest published report of the committee was in 1997. His support for the MSC and NCSL and measurement science as a whole has been continuous, unwavering, and always of top quality.  Pat has also been very active within the ARFTG. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 1992 and has served as Secretary since that date. His responsibilities include the publication of the ARFTG Newsletter twice a year. He has served as conference chair for the 43rd ARFTG conference in San Diego and is hosting the 52nd conference in 1998 in San Jose, CA. Mr.  Nolan has and is supporting various activities with Measurement Comparison Programs (MCPs). He has participated in all connector type MCPs and has coordinated the associated activities for the type N connector, involving 42 facilities, since 1991. With a solid 35 years experience in RF and Microwave calibration technologies, Pat has grown into a national resource for that technology. Many people and facilities seek after his advice and his recommendations. His frank, open, and realistic communication has and is serving all of metrology in this country.

ALGIE LANCE BEST PAPER AWARD: Winner John Barr of Raytheon for his paper titled “Capturing the Sub Micro-Radian”

RUNNERS-UP: John Hurd of Los Alamos and Arthur Strang of NIST

The Measurement Science Conference Scholarships went to the following students at Cal State University Dominguez Hills: John F. Salvagno, Gary E. Olsen, William W. Jones, and Diana C. Moore.  Also Mr. Brian R. Veit of Cal Poly Pomona was honored with a scholarship.

The guest program paid a visit to the Getty Center and the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific from what the guests said I intend to go.

MSC YEAR TWENTY-NINE

The Twenty-eighth Measurement Science Conference (1999)

The 28th Measurement Science was presented at the Disneyland Hotel on January 28th and 29th 1999.  The theme for this Conference was “A Century of Measurements”

I remember that the Conference Committee was the largest ever and the Committee meetings were fun with many laughs

The 1999 Measurement Science Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN                          Steve Phleger                       TRW

PRESIDENT                         Nidal Kerdiya                        Global Net Systems

EXECUTIVE VP                   Alan Ho                                  Boeing

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

DIRECTOR                           Mike Magin                           So. Cal. Edison

DIRECTOR                           Roger Hickey                        Boeing

DIRECTOR                           John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

The 1999 Measurement Science Conference Committee

PRESIDENT                         Nidal Kerdiya                        Global Net Systems

EXECUTIVE VP                   Alan Ho                                  Boeing

SECRETARY                       Dewain Wilcox                     Consultant

FINANCE                              Linda Hansken                     Boeing North American

PROGRAMS                         John Gerhard                       Boeing North American

EXHIBITS                              Muhamed Samman             Global Net Solutions

SPEAKERS                          Steve Phleger                       TRW

ARRANGEMENTS              Chet Crane                            Global Net Systems

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

PULICATIONS                     Mike Magin                           So. Cal Edison Co.

REGISTRAR                         John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

TUTORIALS                          Dave Lorenzen                    Boeing

GUEST PROGRAM            Pamela Thames                   Signal Enterprises

AWARDS                              Kevin Ruhl                            Boeing North American

DOOR PRIZES                    Mark Kashef                         Teledyne Electronic Tech.

EVALUATOR                        Roger Hickey                        Boeing

LIAISON                                Doug Sugg                            Naval Weapons Assessment

EDUCATION                        Karen Jackson                     GIDEP

PLANNING                           Ray Wade                             Red Inc.

OPERATIONS                      Thomas Neal                        Test Specialists

NIST LIAISON                      Jeff Smith                              TRIAD Solutions

AWARDS:

WOODINGTON AWARD: Dr. Charles David Ehrlich , The 1999 winner is Dr. Charles David Ehrlich of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Ehrlich has earned this award through his achievements,  professionalism and dedication to the Metrology profession. Dr. Ehrlich earned  his Ph. D. in Solid State Surface Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in  1979. His thesis is titled “A Measurement of the Absolute Tunneling Current  Density in Field Emission from Tungsten 110”. Dr. Ehrlich is currently the Deputy  Chief of the NIST Technical Standards Activities Program in the Office of  Standards Services. Dr. Ehrlich has worked in a variety of measurement fields both in industry and at NIST. He has authored several technical papers and has participated on a variety of standards writing committees. Dr. Ehrlich has supported the MSC as a presenter, session developer and panelist. He is also active in the National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL) and co- chaired the Recommended Practices Committee on Deadweight Pressure Gauges. Dr. Ehrlich has had positive impact on the Metrology profession and deserves the honor of being 1999 Woodington Award winner.

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS:

ThursdayMarsha S. Ivins, NASA Astronaut

Marsha Graduated from Nether Providence High School, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, in 1969; received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the  University of Colorado in 1973.

Ms. Ivins has been employed at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center since July 1974, and until 1980, was assigned as an engineer, Crew Station Design Branch, working on Orbiter Displays and Controls and Man Machine Engineering. Her major assignment in 1978 was to participate in development of the Orbiter Head-Up Display (HUD). In 1980  she was a flight engineer on the Shuttle Training Aircraft and a co-pilot in the NASA administrative aircraft (Gulfstream- 1).

Friday Andre Bormanis, Mr. Bormanis received a B. S. degree in Physics from the  University of Arizona in 1981, and an M. A. degree in Science, Technology, and Public  Policy from the George Washington University in 1994. He currently works as science  consultant for the Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series,  and the Star Trek: The Next Generation feature film series. He has written several stories  and teleplays for Star Trek: Voyager, and is the author of a book, Star Trek Science Logs,  published by Pocket Books in February 1998.  Mr. Bormanis is also a consultant to the  San Juan Institute, a non- profit planetary science research laboratory located in San Juan  Capistrano, California, and The Planetary Society, the world’s largest non- profit space  education organization, based in Pasadena, California. In August, 1991, Mr. Bormanis  was awarded a NASA Space Grant Fellowship to conduct research for the Space Policy  Institute of the George Washington University in Washington, D. C. He is co- author,  with the Institute’s director, Dr. John Logsdon, of “Emerging Policy Issues for Long-  Duration Human Space Exploration: Background Paper” and co- editor, also with John  Logsdon, of Conference Proceedings: Emerging Policy Issues for Long- Duration Human  Space Exploration, both published in December, 1992, by the Space Policy Institute.

The Measurement Science Conference again hosted  NIST Seminars on January 25 and 26, 1999, the Monday and Tuesday prior to the conference. The seminars at the hotel are lecture and discussion format

Time and Frequency Seminar

NIST Dimensional Seminar

NIST Seminar on Easy and Not-So-Easy Statistical Methods for Uncertainty analyses

MSC YEAR THIRTY

The Twenty-Ninth Measurement Science Conference (2000)

The 29th Measurement Science Conference was again at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on January twenty and twenty-first 2000.  The Conference theme was “A NEW MILLENNUM OF MEASUREMENTS” .  The Measurement Science Conference had turned 30!

The 29th Measurement Science Board of Directors:

CHAIRMAN                          Nidal Kerdiya            eDoc Publish Inc.

PRESIDENT                         Alan Ho                      Boeing North American

EXECUTIVE VP                   Mike Magin               So. Cal. Edison

TREASURER                       Dave Lorenzen        Boeing

SECRETARY                       John Schulz              Safetran Systems

DIRECTOR                           Doug Sugg                Naval Warfare Assessment

DIRECTOR                           John Bowman          Fluke Corporation

The 2000 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         Alan Ho                      Boeing

EXECUTIVE VP                   Mike Magin               So. Cal. Edison

SECRETARY                       Dewain Wilcox         Consultant

FINANCE                              Doug Sugg                Naval Warfare Assessment

PROGRAMS                         Mark Kaufman         Naval Warfare Assessment

EXHIBITS                              Rob Parchinski/       Boeing

Muhamed Samman Global Net Solutions

SPEAKERS                          Nidal Kerdiya            eDoc Publish Inc.

ARRANGEMENTS              Chet J. Crane           eDoc Publish Inc.

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz              Safetran Systems

PUBLICATIONS                   Jeff Smith                  T.R.I.A.D.

REGISTRAR                         John Bowman          John Fluke Mfg.

TUTORIALS                          Dave Lorenzen        Boeing

GUEST PROGRAM            Pamela Thames       World Traveler

AWARDS                              Kevin Ruhl                Boeing

DOOR PRIZES                    Jim Smith                  Boeing

EVALUATOR                        Mark Kashef             Teledyne Electronic Systems

LIAISON                                Karen Jackson         GIDEP

NIST LIAISON                      Mike Magin               So. Cal. Edison

LOGISTICS                           Ray Wade                 Red Inc.

SCHOLARSHIP                   Rick Careyette          Teledyne Electronic Systems

AWARDS:

WOODINGTONMr. John A. Wehrmeyer of Eastman Kodak Company

ALGIE LANCE BEST PAPERGisela Lin of JPL and Russel Lawton of JPL

JOE SIMMONS BEST SESSIONPaul Williams of NIST

Keynote Speaker-Alan R. Robertson

Alan Robertson was born in England and obtained his B. Sc. and Ph. D. in Physics from the University of London. He has worked at Canada’s National Research Council for 34 years, first as a research scientist in the Photometry and Radiometry Group specializing in color science and color measurement, and later as Director of the Chemical and Mechanical Standards Section. He is now Senior Advisor on Metrology in NRC’s Institute for National Measurement Standards.

Luncheon Speakers:

ThursdaySteve Kaye shows people how to create success “Brains on Learning”.  What’s special is he thinks out of both sides of the brain. With a Ph. D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Steve builds solid programs based on proven content. The material is well researched, innovative, and practical.

FridayBob Anderson, JPL/ NASA –“An Overview of the Mars Pathfinder Mission”  Dr. Anderson was born in Anchorage Alaska and raised in Newport News, Virginia. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia were he received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1979. In 1985, he received a Master of Science from Old Dominion University in geology with emphasis on mapping tectonic features surrounding the Tharsis region of Mars. In  1995, he received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in geology and remote sensing. His research was centered on mapping young surfaces around the Whipple Mountains of Southwestern Arizona.

MSC YEAR THIRTY-ONE

The Thirtieth Measurement Science Conference (2001)

The 2001 Measurement Science Conference was at the Disneyland Hotel January eighteenth and nineteenth.

The 30th Conference Board of Directors:

CHAIRMAN                          Alan Ho                                  Boeing

PRESIDENT                         Mike Magin                           So Cal. Edison

EXECUTIVE VP                   Doug Sugg                            Naval Weapons Assessment

TREASURER                       Dave Lorenzen                    Boeing

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

DIRECTOR                           John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

DIRECTOR                           Mark Kaufman                     Naval Weapons Assessment

The 2001 Measurement Science Conference Committee

PRESIDENT                         Mike Magin                           So. Cal. Edison

EXECUTIVE VP                   Doug Sugg                            Naval Weapons Assessment

PROGRAMS                         Mark Kaufman                     Naval Weapons Assessment

SPEAKERS                          Alan Ho                                  Boeing

EXHIBITS                              Rob Parchinski                    Boeing

SECRETARY                       Dewain Wilcox                     Consultant

FINANCE                              Karen Jackson                     GIDEP

ARRANGEMENTS              Tama Stevens                      Naval Weapons Assessment

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Safetrans

PUBLICATIONS                   Muhamed Samman             Global Net Solutions

GUEST PROGRAM            Pamela Thames                   Consultant

AWARDS                              Nidal Kerdiya                        eDoc Publish Inc.

DOOR PRIZES                    Jim Smith                              Boeing

REGISTRAR                         John Bowman                      John Fluke Mfg.

LIAISON                                Jeff Smith                              T.R.I.A.D.

TUTORIALS                          Dave Lorenzen                    Boeing

SCHOLARSHIPS                Rick Careyette                      Teledyne Electronic Sys.

NIST LIAISON                      Bob Fritsche                         Naval Weapons Assessment

PLANNING                           Ray Wade                             Red Inc.

EXHIBITS CO-CHAIR         Bob Johnson                        Naval Weapons Assessment

ARRNGMNT. CO-CHAIR   Chet J. Crane                       eDoc Publish Inc.

WOODINGTON AWARD: Dr.David Braudaway

This year’s Woodington Award winner has been active in the field of metrology for nearly 40 years.  He was born in the great state of Nebraska where as a young man he displayed his talent early, winning an Honorable mention in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. This award lead to a scholarship from the University of Colorado where he earned a [BSEE] While a student at the Univ. of Colorado, he was employed by NBS, Boulder as a junior Engineer where he worked in cryogenic Engineering, calibrating vacuum measuring equipment and designed vacuum monitoring and safety protection apparatus. He later went on to earn his masters and doctorate degrees in Electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico.  He is a registered professional engineer in the state of New Mexico and a member of numerous technical organizations, including ISA and IEEE. During his career with Sandia National Laboratories, he has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers on a variety of topics.

A small sampling includes papers on diverse topics such as “An Automatic Standard Cell Comparator”, “Superconductivity and the Josephson Volt”, “Application of a High-Precision Universal Measuring Machine in Standards Laboratory Measurements,  “Standards Laboratory Environments “and “Basis for Buoyancy Corrections”.

He has contributed to numerous standards publications including those on Electrical and Electronic Measuring and controlling Instrumentation,

Direct Current Ratio Devices, AC-DC Transfer Instruments and  converters and many others.  He was contributing member of USTAG,

United States Technical Advisory Group developing the guide to the “Expression of Uncertainty” as well as the “International Vocabulary of Basic and General Terms in Metrology (VIM)”, as well as the major

contributor to NCSL RP7, “Recommended Practice Laboratory Design”.

He was awarded the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff by Sandia National Laboratory in 1985, the NCSL Wildhack award in 1988, and was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1990.

Although recently retired, our Woodington Award winner continues serving the measurement community as an international consultant in Electrical measurements serves to NCSL as a Committee Co-Chair on Laboratory Facilities, and here at the Measurement Science Conference as a technical session developer. Needless to say, our Woodington  Award winner is a professional in every sense of the word, one who is truly dedicated to the metrology profession and highly deserving of  this award.

 MSC Outstanding Service Award

Purpose:
This award is a special award to David Lorenzen recognizing his many years of outstanding service on the MSC Board of Directors and Committee including presenting one of the first technical papers at the first MSC in 1970.

ALGIE LANCE BEST PAPER AWARD: : “RECENT ADVANCES IN AC-DC TRANSFER MEASUREMENTS USING THIN-FILM THERMAL CONVERTERSThomas F. Wunsch * ,

* Sandia National Laboratories

JOE SIMMONS BEST SESSION AWARD:

John P. Clark of NIST

MSC Scholarship Awards:

Awarded to:  Julie Conway, Kirk Hodge, Eric Malone, Michael Romios, and Gregory Wallace

Memories:  Not long before the Conference date the President returned from a trip to Ireland, he gave each committee person an Irish coin; I hope to get a chance to spend it in Ireland.  The wrap-up session was conducted outside and some of the committee complained of the temperature.  Mr. Magin did get to kiss the blarney stone; I have his word on that.

MSC YEAR THIRTY-TWO

The Thirty-first Measurement Science Conference (2002)

The 2002 Measurement Science Conference was held January 24 and 25 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.  The theme for the conference was “Turning Measurement Science Information into Knowledge”.  This was a very unique conference that took place at a very memorable time in our history.  This conference was planned with a vision and the reality of being different.  Some of the differences were required; other differences occurred in the hope that they would enhance the overall experience of the conference and help return to a state of normalcy. With these changes came risk; with risk came opportunities and challenges.

A very large number of opportunities, as well as challenges, were a part of this conference.  The 2002 Measurement Science Conference took place at a time in history that we will always remember.  Three months prior to the conference, September 11, 2001, became a date that will always be fixed in the life of America; a date that so many Americans lost their lives at the World Trade Center in New York.  The date in which all air travel stopped and left us to examine our lives and our priorities.

The world had changed.  Many conferences in September, October, and November were cancelled; others suffered greatly from a significant reduction in attendance.  Over the months, both the economy and travel began to improve while world events still remained a concern.  American Leaders asked America to return to their normal lives and not live in a state of fear.  The Measurement Science Committee of 2002 took this challenge and successfully continued to plan for the conference in January.  The MSC Board of Directors and Conference Committee really made this conference a success.  The members are as listed:

The 2002 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

BOARD CHAIRMAN           Mike Magin               Cutler-Hammer

PRESIDENT                         Douglas Sugg          NSWC Corona Division

EXECUTIVE VP                   Mark Kaufman         NSWC Corona Division

TREASURER                       Alan Ho                      Boeing Space System

SECRETARY                       John Schulz              INVENSYS/Safetran Systems

DIRECTOR                           John Bowman          Fluke Corporation

DIRECTOR                           Richard Careyette    Teledyne Electronic Technologies

 

The 2002 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN         Douglas Sugg          NSWC Corona Division

SPEAKERS                                      John Fishell              NSWC Corona Division

SPEAKERS                                      Alan Ho                      Boeing Space Systems

OPERATIONS                                  Mark Kaufman         NSWC Corona Division

CONFERENCE EVALUATION     Robert Johnson       Verizon Logistics

PUBLICITY                                       John Schulz              INVENSYS/Safetran Systems

EXHIBITS                                          Rob Parchinski        Boeing Space Systems

ARRANGEMENTS                          Mike Magin               Cutler-Hammer

REGISTRATION                              John Bowman          Fluke Corporation

PROGRAM/NIST LIAISON            Robert Fritzsche      NSWC Corona Division

SCHOLARSHIPS                            Richard Careyette    Teledyne Electronic Technologies

FINANCE                                          Karen Jackson         GIDEP

PUBLICATIONS                               Muhamed Samman Global Net Solutions

AWARDS                                          Nidal Kerdiya            eDOC Publishing, Inc.

DOOR PRIZES                                Jim (Smitty) Smith   Boeing Space Systems

LOGISTICS                                       Ray Wade                 Red, Inc.

GUEST PROGRAMS                      Pamela Thames       Consultant

TUTORIALS                                      Mark Kashef             Teledyne Electronic Technologies

ARRANGEMENTS                          Tama Stevens          NSWC Corona Division

COMMITTEE SECRETARY          Dewain Wilcox         Consultant

MARKETING & REGISTRATION Cindy Becker            NSWC Corona Division

WEBSITE PLANNER                     Rich Schumacher    Verizon Logistics

MARKETING                                    Debora DeDen         DynCorp

FINANCE CO-CHAIR                     Samir Hijazi               The Renaissance Continuum

By the time the conference took place, many adjustments had been made.  Security at Disneyland was very tight.  An inspection was required for all vehicles, including the all the trucks bringing in exhibits.  Time delays were common.  Travelers were still very nervous.  Plans were constantly changing.

Changes became a normal part of the 2002 Measurement Science Conference.  For the first time, we had a 2002 Exhibits Opening Speaker.  Mr. Patrick Rummerfield from Intersport’s ARETE Amateur and Athlete of the Year 2000, provided a very motivational and heart felt speech titled, “The Will to Win”.   Following the speech, some attendees thought that having a marching band lead the crowd to the opening of the exhibit hall was positive; others felt it was a little much, but when the doors opened, the exhibit hall had over 100 exhibitors and a very large number of attendees. Either way you think about the Disney Marching Band’s march to the Exhibit Hall, 2002 MSC President, Doug Sugg, will always be remembered as taking MSC “out-of-the-box” in 2002! Doug’s changes helped propel MSC into a conference looking to continually improve which remains a hallmark of MSC today.

We were very fortunate after 9/11 to have as the 2002 Keynote Speaker, Mr. F. Whitten Peters, the Secretary of the Air Force from July 30, 1999 to January 20, 2001.  Mr. Dennis Casebier followed as the Thursday Luncheon Speaker with a very interesting historical collection of desert history. The Luncheon Speaker on Friday, Mr. Joe Malarkey, provided some interesting entertainment on “Choose to Lose”.  This title was also fitting for the 2002 Measurement Science Conference because we did not lose, but rather moved forward with so many other Americans after 9/11.

2002 Woodington Award Winner:  Xumo Li.

Xumo Li was born in Shaghai, China in 1937.  In 1956, he entered the Department of Physics of Nankai University in Tianjin majoring in physics and graduated in 1961.  He became a member of the Heat Division of the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) in Beijing where he worked until 1994. In 1994, Xumo Li worked predominately in the area of temperature on numerous important projects throughout his time at NMI. He came to work for Hart Scientific  as the Director of Metrology.  He helped to establish a primary temperature standard laboratory at Hart making their new temperature laboratory as advanced and accurate as many advanced national laboratories in the world. Xumo Li set up a number of production lines to manufacture high-level temperature standards including various standard platinum resistance thermometers, water triple point  cells, gallium melting point cells and metal freezing point cells. Xumo Li continues his research at Hart and presents many papers at the National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL), Measurement Science Conference (MSC) and IMEKO International Symposium on Temperature.  He has also published several papers in scientific magazines and journals.  Since 1995, he has been a member of Committee E-20 on Temperature Measurement of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).  He was promoted to Vice-President of Technology Development at Hart Scientific in the spring of 1995. Xumo Li has received numerous awards for his research projects and has numerous technical publications.

MSC YEAR THIRTY-THREE

The Thirty-second Measurement Science Conference (2003)

 The theme for the 32nd Measurement Science Conference was: “Measurements for a Changing World”.  The 2003 MSC was held January 15 to 17, 2003 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA..  The Conference President was Mark Kaufman.

The 2003 MSC Board of Directors were: Douglas Sugg (Chair), Mark Kaufman (President of Conference), Muhamed Samman, Alan Ho, John Schulz, John Bowman, and Rick Careyette.

2003 Woodington Award Winner:

The Andrew Woodington Award was presented to Mr. Dave Agy, from the Fluke Corporation, for his many years of professionalism and dedication to the field of measurement.

The text for Mr. Agy’s award:

David Agy was born in Washington D. C. in 1943. His Dad worked as a physicist at NBS, Washington. However, his family moved shortly thereafter and he grew up in the then little town of Boulder Colorado. He was there long enough to get a BS degree in 1964 and an MS degree in 1967 from the University of Colorado in electronic engineering. Before and after graduation he worked for NBS Boulder from 1962 until 1970 on rf and microwave metrology projects.  After about four years there, he came come to work for the Navy’s Metrology Engineering Center.  While there he was instrumental in the development and fielding of a highly accurate microwave power and attenuator calibrator for support of the Phoenix missile test system, of intercomparison standards and methods for the early automated network analyzers and he coordinated all rf and microwave R& D projects with counterparts in the other military services and with NBS technical personnel.

 2003 Algie Lance Best Paper Award:

The Algie Lance Best Paper Award went to Mrs. Georgia Harris of NIST,  Physical Scientist, Weights & Measures Division, for her paper entitled “Development of a CD- ROM Metrology Course at NIST “.

and

The Algie Lance Best Paper Award went to Mr. Dilip A. Shah of E= mc3  Solutions, for his paper entitled

“Gage R. & R. vs. Anova “.

2003 Joe Simmons Best Developer Award

The Joe Simmons Best Developer Award went to Mr. John P. Clark

of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company.

The 2003 Measurement Science Scholarships were awarded to:

Jenny M. Brown,                              Loyola Marymount

Monica E. Iskander,                         Loyola Marymount

Gary B. Huffman,                             CSU Poly Pomona

Ami S. Garcia,                                  CSU Northridge

Joshua M. Ward,                              CSU Los Angeles

Gregory S. Sheldon,                       CSU Long Beach

 MSC YEAR THIRTY-FOUR

The Thirty-third Measurement Science Conference (2004)

The theme for the 2004 Measurement Science Conference is “Measurements and Continuous Education”

The 2004 Measurement Science Conference Board of Directors:

Chairman of the Board     Mark Kaufman         NSWC Corona Division

President                              Muhamed Saman    Global Net Solutions

Director                                 Mark Kashef             Teledyne Electronic Tech.

Board Secretary                 John Schulz              INVENSYS Safetran Systems

Board Treasurer                 Alan Ho                      Boeing

Director                                 John Bowman          Fluke Corporation

Executive VP                       Robert Johnson       Verizon Logistics

The 2004 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

Speakers                              Mark Kaufman                     NSWC Corona Division

Registration                         John Bowman                                  Fluke Corporation

Marketing & Registration Cindy Becker                        NSWC Corona Division

Intranet Administration     Debora DeDen                     CSC

Committee Secretary        Dewain Wilcox                     Consultant

Finance                                 Alan Ho                                  Boeing Space Systems

Conference Evaluation     Miguel Cerezo                      Amgen

A/ V Meetings,                     Karen Jackson                     GIDEP

Special events,

Sponsorship

Exhibits                                 Robert Johnson                   NSWC Corona Division

Programs                             Mark Kashef                         Teledyne Electronics Tech.

Awards                                  Nidal Kerdiya                        eDoc Publishing Inc.

Arrangements                     Frank Mendoza                    Boeing

Publications                        Douglas Sugg                      NSWC Corona Division

Publicity                                John Schulz                          Safetran Systems Corp

Intranet & E-commerce    Rich Schumacher                NSWC Corona Division

Door Prizes                          Roger Hickey Sr.                  B Braun Medical

Scholarship                         John V Fishell                      NSWC Corona Division

Guest Programs                 Pamela Thames                   Consultant

Tutorials                               Chet Crane                           eDoc Publish Inc.

NIST Chairman                   Bob Fritzsche                       NSWC Corona Division

NSCL Liason & Logistics Cathy Oaxa- Hoote              NSWC Corona Divison

NIST Liaison                        Georgia Harris                      NIST

2004 Keynote speaker:  Dr. Seton Bennett is the Deputy Director of the National Physical Laboratory and a member of the board of NPL Management Ltd. Dr.

Bennett’s speech is entitled “Everybody Needs Good Measurements.”

Dr. Bennett rejoined NPL as Deputy Director, with particular responsibility for

the Laboratory’s international links in October 2001. Dr. Bennett is a member

of the CIPM (International Committee of Weights and Measures) and sits on

the Executive Committee of EUROMET, the European metrology cooperation. Dr. Bennett has been elected chairman of EUROMET for the period 2004- 2006.

 

2004

WOODINGTON AWARD: Dr. Arthur McCoubrey.

Dr. McCoubrey first worked on microwave tube development and atomic and molecular physics research at Westinghouse Research Labs as a Research Physicist. At the National Company where he was a manager of the physics department, he developed applications of quantum science to atomic clocks. As the Director of Central Research for Varian Associates, he worked on microwave solid-state materials and device technology and infrared photomission.  Dr. McCoubrey made technical and scientific contributions to the development and production of cesium beam frequency standards.  He was one of the co-founders of Frequency and Time Systems, a Boston manufacturer of clocks and frequency standards. He joined the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) as the Director for Measurement Services with his final assignment at NBS being as the Manager of Technical Applications of Measurement Standards.  He retired in 1991. Dr. McCoubrey received his BS in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology and his PhD in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh.

2004 LUNCHEON SPEAKERS;

Thursday–Comedian Michael Pasternak will take a look at the humorous side

of metrology. Mr. Pastrnak has appeared in NYPD Blue, Martial Law, Masked Rider, Hill Street Blues, American Dreams, and Strong Medicine.

Friday– LtCol Juliano, USMC will talk about calibration in Kuwait. Her talk

is entitled “The Few, The proud, The Warrior Calibrators”

LtCol Marie G. Juliano, USMC is the Program Manager for the Test,

Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Program at Marine Corps Systems  Command, Quantico, Virginia. As Program Manager, she and her staff are  responsible for the for the research, analysis, acquisition, fielding, sustainment,  and lifecycle management of all ground Test Systems, Calibration Standards,  Tool Sets, and Visual Information Systems and Equipment, which are provided,  to the operating forces and supporting establishments. Duties include strategic planning, acquisition campaign plans (POM efforts), acquisition strategy and implementation, resource/ project management, and the administration and  oversight of the Marine Corps Metrology program and all logistics support efforts.

2004 Best Paper Award: Klaus-Dieter Sommer and Manfred Kochsiek

Paper title: Modeling of Temperature and Pressure Sensor Calibrations for Evaluating Uncertainty

2004 Best Session Developer Award: Chet Franklin

2004 MSC Scholarship Winners:

William Charles Young, California Institute of Technology

Ryan M. Tiraschi, Loyola Marymount University

Paul Gregory Ingerson, California State University, Long Beach

Scott A. Norby-Cedillo, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher G. Tuason, California State University, Fullerton

Gabriel A. Dietz, University of California, Los Angeles

.  I remember that the committee took an evening cruise around the Long Beach Harbor on a showboat that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

. I remember that Mr. Wilcox was extremely helpful when I had a truck loaded with MSC materials and I could find no one else.

. I remember having difficulty with names at the speakers breakfast.  People don’t always look like they sound.

MSC YEAR THIRTY-FIVE

The Thirty-fourth Measurement Science Conference

The 35th Anniversary of the Measurement Science Conference was held at the Disneyland Hotel on January 17 to 21, 2005. The theme was : “35 Years of Education in Measurement Science“. Mr. Bob Johnson was the MSC Conference President.

The 2005 Measurement Science Board of Directors:

CHAIRMAN                          Muhamed Samman             Global Net Solutions

PRESIDENT                         Bob Johnson                        NSWC Corona Division

EXECUTIVE VP                   John Fishell                          NSWC Corona Division

TREASURER                       Alan Ho                                  Boeing Space Systems

SECRETARY                       John Schulz                          Safetran Systems Corp.

DIRECTOR                           Bob Fritzsche                       NSWC Corona Division

DIRECTOR                           John Bowman                      Fluke Corporation

ALTERNATE                        Nidal Kerdiya                        eDoc Publish Inc.

The 2005 Measurement Science Conference Committee:

PRESIDENT                         Bob Johnson                        NSWC Corona Division

EXECUTIVE VP                   John Fishell                          NSWC Corona Division

PROGRAMS                         Chet Franklin                        CSC

FINANCE                              Alan Ho                                  Boeing Space Systems

PUBLICITY                           John Schulz                          Safetran Systems

REGISTRAR                         John Bowman                      Fluke Corporation

REGISTRAR                         Cindy Becker                        NSWC Corona Division

ARRANGEMENTS              Frank Mendoza                    Boeing

EXHIBITS                              Kara Harmon                        Geotest Inc.

AWARDS                              Nidal Kerdiya                        eDoc Publish Inc.

SPEAKERS                          Muhamed Samman             Global Net Solutions

TUTORIALS                          Bob Fritzsche                       NSWC Corona Division

PUBLICATIONS                   Doug Sugg                            NSWC Corona Division

DOOR PRIZES                    Roger Hickey                        B Braun Medical

SECRETARY                       Diana Poulton                      NSWC Corona Division

NIST PROGRAM                 Bob Fritzsche                       NSWC Corona Division

NIST LIAISON                      Georgia Harris                      NIST

A.V., MEETINGS &              Karen Jackson                     GIDEP

SPECIAL EVENTS

Evaluation &                   Miguel Cerezo                      Amgen

NCSL LIAISON

GUEST PROGRAM            Pamela Thames                   Consultant

e-COMMERCE                     Richard Schumacher          NSWC Corona Division

SPONSOR LIAISON           Arman Hovakemian            NSWC Corona Division

MSC 2005 Speakers were:

 Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jon V. Slaughterback, Chief Operating Officer for R.W. Lyall & Company and formerly with General Motors Corporation.

Thursday Luncheon:  Mack Dryden, a comedian/actor/writer and motivational speaker.

Friday Luncheon:  Belinda L. Collins, PhD.  Dr. Collins is a Senior Executive at NIST and spoke  on “How Instrumentation is Changing the Way Metrology is Done.”

2005 Woodington Award Winner:  Chet J. Crane.

Chet Crane was born in Custer, Oklahoma in 1929.  He received his Associate of Arts from Long Beach City College. After being honorably discharged from the United States Armed Services, Chet went to work for Douglas Aircraft from 1952 until 1961 where he was an electrical and radio assembler and promoted to Laboratory Electrical Technician , functioning as Crew Leader. Upon departing Douglas, he was hired at Autonetics Division of NAR from 1961 until 1970 during which he served as Instrument technician and was promoted to Associate Test and Development Laboratory technician, then as a Test Engineer, and one year later to Research Engineer responsible for technical research and development and standardization of of measurement problems. Chet developed techniques, specifications and calibration procedures for measurement standards and calibration instrumentation in the DC and low frequency laboratories. In 1970, Chet Crane joined the Instrument Specialists, Inc. as a service engineer where he was responsible to administer and coordinate calibration services and maintained a calibration recall system. During his years of employment,  Chet kept abreast of the metrology measurement techniques and took several courses in Radio and Television repair, transistor applications, technical writing, synthesizor theory and applications, and DC and low frequency measurement. He participated in measurement programs at California Polytechnic State University and worked as measurements coordinator at California State University, Long Beach.  After departing Instrument Specialists, Inc., Chet worked as a consultant and then joined Teledyne Microelectronics in 1972 where he worked until his retirement in 1996. He was a Senior member of Teledyne‘s technical staff and was promoted to Metrology manager where, under his leadership, the Metrology Laboratory progressed from a small laboratory capable of calibrating only simple instruments to an operation of over 30 professionals who calibrated highly sophisticated and sensitive equipment.  Chet Crane has remained very active in professional organizations such as NCSLi, MSC and PMA where he has held key positions over the years and contributed greatly to the profession.

 2005 Best Paper Award: Jiunn-Haur Shaw and Cheng-Tsair Yang

Paper Title: Investigation on Microflow Measurement

2005 Best Session Developer Award:  Jerry Hayes

 2005 Scholarship Winners:

Jesse Pompa, University of California Irvine

David Ortiz, Loyola Marymount University

Cindy Iskander, Loyola Marymount University

Kendra Oliver, University of California, San Diego

Paul Ingerson, California State University, Long Beach

Nicholas Hutchinson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

MSC YEAR THIRTY-SIX

The Thirty-fifth Measurement Science Conference (2006)

 The 2006 Measurement Science Conference was held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California on February 27 and 28, 2006.  John V. Fishell was the 2006 MSC President.  The conference theme was: “The Science, Technology and Control of Measurements: Past, Present and Future”.  Several new ideas and process changes were instituted by the 2006 MSC Committee such as: collecting ideas for technical papers during the prior year‘s (2005) MSC, setting the 2006 MSC costs and fees for booths and conference attendance to allow registration during the prior years MSC, joining the traditional Fluke Reception to the 2006 MSC Presidents Reception and using a Hawaiian theme along with Aloha MSC shirts and music. MSC Aloha shirts were presented as speaker gifts. The 2006 MSC added the Wednesday evening speaker back in to the conference agenda prior to the Exhibit Hall opening.  The technical sessions were greatly enhanced by the early commitments and ideas for technical papers and sessions with this early collection process now being the norm for MSC.

2006 MSC Conference Attendance: 1,045

2006 MSC Board of Directors:

Robert Johnson, Chairman

John V. Fishell, President of 2006 MSC

Bob Fritzsche, Executive Vice-President

Alan Ho, Board Treasurer

John Schulz, Board Secretary

John Bowman, Director

Kara Harmon, Director

Nidal Kerdiya, Alternate Director

2006 MSC Conference Committee:

John V. Fishell, President

Bob Fritzsche, NIST Seminars

Diana Poulton, Scholarship & Education

Mark Kaufman/Doug Sugg, Programs

Bob Everly, Speakers

Frank Mendoza, Arrangements

Kara Harmon/Tony Ambrose, Exhibits

Alan Ho, Finance

John Schulz, Publicity

John Bowman/Cindy Becker, Registration

Robert Johnson, Publications

Larry Yates, Door Prizes

Nidal Kerdiya, Awards

Georgia Harris, NIST Liaison

Miguel Cerezo, Conference Evaluation

Chet Franklin, Secretary

Richard Schumacher, e-Commerce

Pamela Thames, Guest Programs

Karen Jackson, A/V, Meetings & Special Events

Bob Fritzsche, Tutorials

Arman Hovakemian, Committee Support

Tim Mason, Marketing

Rey Cheesman, Logistics

Troy Clarke, Public Relations

Marie Roberts, Photographer

2006 MSC Speakers:

Wednesday Evening Speaker: Mark N. Brown, former Air Force fighter pilot, engineer, NASA astronaut, NASA manager, and corporate manager. Mark Brown was a Vice-President and General Manager for Computer Sciences Corporation and also served on the Board of Directors for Wright Air & Space Center.

Thursday Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable Phillip Coyle, Senior Advisor to the President of the Center for Defense Information and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Test and Evaluation (1994-2001). Phillip Coyle served as the Co-Chairman of the DoD Joint Cross-Service Group for Test and Evaluation during BRAC 1995.

Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Mr. Ed Valenti, The “Ginsu Guy”.  Mr. Valenti knows media like few others. Having begun his radio and television career with legendary broadcaster Lowell Thomas at Capital Cities/ABC/Disney, and later managing the sales department for a major NBC television station, Mr. Valenti (with his partner Barry Becher) went on to attain his now legendary success as the marketing and media mastermind behind some of America’s most successful direct response campaigns, including the $50 million dollar Ginsu Knives and the $80 million dollar Amourcote Cookware campaigns.  But wait! There’s More!  Ed Valenti is the recipient of numerous industry awards and has served as a regional judge for the National Emmy Awards and the International ECHO Awards.

Friday Luncheon Speaker:  Dennis G. Casebier, Desert Historian.  Dennis Casebier served in the United States Marine Corps before returning to his home state of Kansas to obtain a degree in Physics. During his days in the Marines, Dennis became interested in the desert and its rich history while serving in 29 Palms, CA. Dennis took employment with the US Navy in Norco, CA as a civil servant and had a very successful thirty year career which often took him to Washington, DC to report to Program Managers and other senior officers and civilians.  While in Washington on travel, Dennis would spend his free time in the evenings at the National Archives researching the rich history of the Mojave Desert in California.  Casebier is well regarded as the foremost expert in this area. After retiring from civil service in 1989, Dennis Casebier and his wife, Jo Ann, bought an old schoolhouse in Goffs, California and renovated it through a successful volunteer organization that he formed for that purpose. It now houses one of the most important collections of desert history in the United States.

2006 Woodington Award Winner:  Mr. Del Caldwell.

In recognition of Del Caldwell’s past efforts and the fact that he continues to make significant contributions to the science of measurement, the 2006 Woodington Award winner is Del Caldwell.  Del has been involved in the field of test, calibration and metrology for over 40 years. His career began as a bench technician on aircraft system measuring equipment, and then progressed to an engineer developing microwave primary and secondary standards in conjunction with NBS. He created many unique and innovative calibration methods and developed and managed the Navy’s Metrology R&D Program for many years.

During his career, he authored numerous significant publications and papers dealing with complex technical and program management issues.

In 1989, Del was an active participant in the development of the NCSL Guide for Expressing Measurement Uncertainty.  He was instrumental in the development of the NCSL sponsored ANSI/Z540 standard on management and operation of standards and calibration laboratories and their systems. Del participated in NCSL committee efforts to develop ISO 17025 and the rewrite of ISO 10012. He served as the Chairman of the NCSL working group to formally revise ANSI/Z540. He is a past President of NCSL and remains active in the measurement community. Upon his retirement from the Navy’s Metrology Engineering Center, Del was honored with the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

2006 MSC Scholarship Award Winners:

Jesse Pompa, University of California, Irvine

James C. Pan, California State University, Long Beach

Christopher A. Herwerth, California State University, Los Angeles

David Hughes, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Scott A. Norby-Cedillo, University of Michigan

Penelope Spence, California State University, Chico

MSC YEAR THIRTY-SEVEN

Thirty-Sixth Measurement Science Conference

The thirty-sixth Measurement Science Conference had a change of venue and was held at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California on January 22 to 25, 2007.  Attendance was approximately 1,200. Bob Fritzsche was the 2007 MSC President. The theme was: “Apply Metrology…Rule the World!“. It was advertised as the “Greatest Conference in the History of the World!”.  That judgment can be left to history although it was a great conference! The Long Beach venue proved to be good for attendees to enjoy a new area in Southern California.

2007 MSC Conference Attendance: 1,200

2007 MSC Board of Directors:

John V Fishell, Chairman

Bob Fritzsche, President of 2007 MSC

Kara Harmon, Executive Vice-President

Alan Ho, Board Treasurer

John Schulz, Board Secretary

John Bowman, Director

Miguel Cerezo, Director

Nidal Kerdiya, Alternate Director

2007 MSC Conference Committee:

Bob Fritzsche, President

Arman Hovakemian, NIST Seminars

Miguel Cerezo, Scholarship & Education

Mark Kaufman, Programs

Bob Everly, Speakers

Frank Mendoza, Arrangements

Kara Harmon/Tony Ambrose, Exhibits

Alan Ho, Finance

John Schulz, Publicity

John Bowman/Cindy Becker, Registration

Robert Johnson, Publications

Larry Yates, Door Prizes

Nidal Kerdiya, Awards

Georgia Harris/Val Miller, NIST Liaison

Roger Hickey, Conference Evaluation

Chris Contreras, Secretary

Richard Schumacher, e-Commerce

Pamela Thames, Guest Programs

Karen Jackson, A/V, Meetings & Special Events

John V Fishell, Sponsor Liaison

Arman Hovakemian, Tutorials

Doug Sugg, Committee Support

Tim Mason, Marketing

Rey Cheesman, Logistics

Troy Clarke, Public Relations

Diana Poulton, Committee Administrator

Jeff Sedor, Education

MSC 2007 Speakers:

2007 Keynote Speaker: Andrew Wallard, Director of the Bureau International des Poids et Measures In Sevres, France

Professor Wallard was awarded a first class honours degree in physics from St Andrews University, Scotland in 1968, and a PhD in 1972.  He worked as a laser physicist at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) until 1978. He then spent 12 years in various central government positions, including the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office, and the Department of Trade and Industry. He has broad experience of science and technology policy and also managed several industrial programs or research support, which were operated by the UK Government and the European Community. He specialized in University/Industry collaboaration. Professor Wallard returned to the NPL in 1990 as Deputy Director and, subsequently, NPL’s Chief Metrologist. In January 2004, Professor Wallard was elected as the Director of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).  The BIPM coordinates world metrology and is an Inter-Governmental body under the Treaty of the Metre, supported by over 60 countries.

Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Richard Chang, Founder and CEO of Richard Chang Associates, Inc. Mr. Chang presented “A Passion for Measurement”.  The speaker attempted to get the audience to participate in group reflection sessions. A book signing followed the luncheon for those that remained.

Friday Luncheon Speaker: Joe Malarkey, “America’s Worst Motivational Speaker”.  Joe presented an entertaining and hilarious view of success and achievement that was enjoyed by all.

2007 MSC Woodington Award Winner(s): Dr. Howard Castrop, Mr. David Deaver, and Dr. Dennis Jackson.

The Woodington Award was presented to three individuals for their collective impact on furthering measurement science.  Dr. Howard Castrop of the Integrated Sciences Group, Mr. David Deaver of Fluke Corporation, and Dr. Dennis Jackson of the Naval Surface Warfare Center/Corona California were presented this prestigious award based on their mutual collaboration and impact on measurement uncertainty analysis. This is the second time that the Woodington Award was awarded to more than a single individual.

2007 Algie Lance Best Paper Award: Dean S. Williams, Duke Energy Corporation

Paper Title: Applying the Theory of Constraints in a Production Calibration Environment

2007 MSC Special Award: Shayson (Shay) Edwards received a special award in 2007 for being the first high school student to have a technical paper accepted and presented at the Measurement Science Conference. Shay presented a technical paper demonstrating his science experimental use of IR technology for potential medical diagnosis.

2007 MSC Scholarship Award Winners:

Christopher Herwith, California State University, Los Angeles

Charles Chiang, California State University, Los Angeles

Claudia Andrade, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Owen Cupp, California State University, Fullerton

MSC YEAR THIRTY-EIGHT

Thirty-Seventh Measurement Science Conference

The thirty-seventh Measurement Science Conference returned to the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.  It was held on March 10 to 14, 2008 and was themed “Measure for Success”.  Miguel Cerezo was the 2008 MSC President.

 2008 MSC Board of Directors:

Bob Fritzsche, Chairman

Miguel Cerezo, President of 2008 MSC

Arman Hovakemian, Executive Vice-President

Alan Ho, Board Treasurer

John Schulz, Board Secretary

John Bowman, Director

Kara Harmon, Director

Nidal Kerdiya, Alternate Director

2008 MSC Conference Committee:

Miguel Cerezo, President

Arman Hovakemian, President Elect

Bob Fritzsche, NIST Seminars

Doug Sugg, Scholarship & Education

Mark Kaufman, Programs

Bob Everly, Speakers

Frank Mendoza, Arrangements

Muhamed Sammon/Tony Ambrose, Exhibits

Alan Ho, Finance

John Schulz, Publicity

John Bowman/Cindy Becker, Registration

Doug Sugg, Publications

Larry Yates, Door Prizes

Raul Troncoso, Conference Evaluation

Chris Contreras, Secretary

Richard Schumacher, e-Commerce

Pamela Thames, Guest Programs

Karen Jackson, A/V, Meetings & Special Events

John V Fishell, Sponsor Liaison

Emil Hazarian, Tutorials

Diana Poulton, Committee Support

John Billingsly, Marketing

Rey Cheesman, Logistics

Troy Clarke, Public Relations

Diana Poulton, Committee Administrator

John V Fishell, Education

Nidal Kerdiya, Awards

Georgia Harris, NIST Liaison

2008 MSC Speakers:

2008 MSC Keynote Speaker: Richard Olsen, Topic: “International Nuclear Safeguards”. Dr. Olsen joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) located in Vienna, Austria in 1983 and was responsible for preparing Non Destructive Analysis (NDA) and Containment and Surveillance (C&S) instrumentation manuals and procedures and was also responsible for the development of NDA and C&S equipment. While assigned to the Operations Department/Division C, Dr. Olsen held the positions of Instrument Officer, Inspector, Unit Head, Section Head, and Senior Inspector. He was responsible for conducting IAEA safeguards inspections, supervised the inspectors that conducted inspections, and coordinated the use of safeguard instruments for Division C. He was responsible for the preparation of State Evaluation Reports.  His geographic areas of responsibility included the European Union, Eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Prior to working at the IAEA, Dr. Olsen accumulated over 15 years experience in safeguards nuclear instrumentation development and implementation as Chief Engineer at the National Nuclear Corporation in Mountain View, CA.

Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Howard Jay, a magician who presented: “The Motivational Magic”. Howard Jay is an accomplished motivational speaker who uses his skills as a world class magician to illustrate inspiring ideas.

2008 Woodington Award Winner: DeWayne Burle Sharp (Posthumously)

The 2008 Woodington Award was presented to DeWayne Burle Sharp (August 12, 1926-October 31, 2006).  DeWayne was a founder of the Measurement Science Conference and contributed greatly to the profession during his career. DeWayne was MSC Conference President in 1978. His award was received by his daughter, Barbara, and son, Michael, during the Woodington Award presentation at the 2008 MSC Conference.

2008 Algie Lance Best Paper Award: Mr. Mark Kuster of Pantex Metrology

Paper Title: Optimizing the Measurement Chain

Joe Simmons Best Developer Award: Yeou-Song (Brian) Lee, PhD, Anritsu Co.

2008 MSC Scholarship Award Winners:

Ryan Marcroft, Brigham Young University, Idaho Campus

Nakita Patel, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Christine Donaldson, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Brian K. Shafer,  California State university, Dominguez Hills

1st Paroscientific, Inc Scholarship Award: Christine Donaldson, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Jerry Paros provided a cash donation to the Measurement Science Conference to fund one $2,000 Scholarship Award to a deserving student for each of five (5) years. The Paroscientific Scholarship Award requires that the recipient have high academic credentials, a sound work ethic, and career aspirations in a field related to measurement science. 2008 was the first year that this award was issued.

MSC YEAR THIRTY-NINE

Thirty-Eighth Measurement Science Conference

The thirty-eighth measurement science conference was again hosted at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California on March 23 – 27, 2009. The theme for the 2009 MSC was: “Measurement Science: Foundations and Innovations”.  Mr. Arman Hovakemian of the Measurement Science Department at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division was the President for the 2009 MSC.  Building on improving the conference, several innovative ideas were placed into the 2009 conference such as “Hands On” Tutorials for practical application of metrology and calibration. Likewise, the Wednesday evening speaker preceding the Exhibit Opening was again added to the conference venue. Periodic raffles were performed in the Exhibit Hall to enhance the Exhibit experience and attendance.

2009 MSC Theme:  Measurement Science: Foundations and Innovations

2009 MSC Board of Directors:

Miguel Cerezo, Chairman

Arman Hovakemian, President of 2009 MSC

John Billingsley, Executive Vice-President

Alan Ho, Board Treasurer

John Schulz, Board Secretary

John Bowman, Director

Emil Hazarian, Director

Nidal Kerdiya, Alternate Director

2009 MSC Conference Committee:

Arman Hovakemian, President

John Billingsley, President Elect

Bob Fritzsche, NIST Seminars

Ed Travato, Scholarship & Education

Mark Kaufman/Patty Leyva, Programs

Bob Everly, Speakers

Frank Mendoza, Arrangements

Muhamed Sammon, Exhibits

Alen Petrossian, Finance

John Schulz, Publicity

John Bowman/Cindy Becker, Registration

Doug Sugg, Publications

Larry Yates, Door Prizes

Raul Troncoso, Conference Evaluation

Chris Contreras, Secretary

Richard Schumacher, e-Commerce

Pamela Thames, Guest Programs

Karen Jackson, A/V, Meetings & Special Events

John V Fishell, Sponsor Liaison

Emil Hazarian, Tutorials

John V Fishell, Committee Support

John Billingsly/Tim Mason, Marketing

Rey Cheesman, Logistics

Troy Clarke, Public Relations

Diana Poulton, Committee Administrator

John V Fishell, Education

Nidal Kerdiya, Awards

Georgia Harris, NIST Liaison

2009 MSC Speakers:

MSC Keynote Speaker: Richard (Rich) Turner, Executive Director, US Army TMDE Activity.  Keynote address topic: “Support to the Warfighter Calls for Foundations and Innovations”.   Mr. Turner is a native of Rochester, New York.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Central Florida in 1974 and a Masters degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, European Division in 1982. He began his career with the Army in October 1976 as a Supply Management Intern. He was assigned to the then US Army Missile Command (MICOM) in July 1977 where he worked in Army War Reserves and Operational Projects. After completing a five year tour of duty in Germany, he returned to MICOM and held the following positions: Logistics Chief, Night Sights Close Combat Systems Management Office, Chief of Depot Programming, Materiel Management Directorate (MMD), Chief of Materiel Programming and Budgeting, Chief of Logistics Division, Army Unmanned aerial Vehicle Project Office, Deputy Director of MMD, Director of MMD, Director of Logistics Support Directorate, and Acting Deputy Director of Integrated Materiel Management Command (IMMC). Mr Turner was assigned as the Army’s Project Manager and remained dual hatted in this position after returning to the Logistics Support Directorate in 1999. He became Deputy Executive Director of IMMC in 2000 . Mr. Turner was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Executive Director of the US Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Activity in 2006. He is responsible for the execution of the Department of the Army’s calibration and repair program which supports over 500,000 pieces of test, measurement and diagnostic equipment worldwide. He leads over 620 professionals at 58 sites worldwide with locations in 25 states and 11 countries. He operates and directs this program with an annual budget of $100M providing support to over 15,000 customers. Quality requirements ensure traceability to NIST for over 100 different calibration measurement parameters.

Wednesday Evening Pre-Exhibit Opening Speaker: Dennis G. Casebier, Desert Historian.  Dennis Casebier and his wife, Jo Ann, are responsible for renovating the old Goff’s Schoolhouse in Goffs, California which sits at the opening to the present day Mojave Desert National Preserve.  The Schoolhouse and grounds have been developed by Dennis and his team of outstanding volunteers into the Goffs Cultural Center which houses the Mojave Desert Archives, the product of years of research and collecting of valuable desert history information through a multitude of oral interviews and diligent investigations to find, assemble and preserve the Mojave Desert’s history before it disappears. Dennis tells the story of how a group of volunteers formed a non-profit corporation and created a cultural center in a remote community in California’s Mojave Desert. The latest addition to the complex being a climate controlled library structure to house the association’s world class collection of materials relating to Mojave Desert history. It is the success story of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association told by its Executive Director, Dennis G. Casebier. Dennis has authored more than 15 books and numerous articles on Mojave Desert history and related topics.

Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Chuck Lidell, Catalina Island Expert. Chuck Liddell’s family has been coming to Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast since the 1880’s.  He was born and raised there and has become its unofficial historian. So, it was little wonder that he ended up as a producer, expediter and even appearing on camera himself in the acclaimed film “Hollywood’s Magical Island- Catalina”. The film already has been entered in a number of film festivals, winning the Audience Award at the Temecula Film Festival. Liddell’s grandparents and parents had been on the island long before William Wrigley, the chewing gum magnate, bought Catalina. His grandfather built homes for Wrigley, and Chuck’s father was in charge of the work crews who built the casino, the airport and roads for the second Wrigley. Liddell praises William Wrigley for not turning Catalina into a glitzy resort with a lot of Las Vegas style tourist trappings. Wrigley wanted to protect the environment and to retain the islands natural beauty. In his presentation, Chuck Liddell relates stories of the stars and presents a film spotlighting their secret playground of Catalina. Chuck presents rare archival footage and interviews with celebrities and historians of a golden era such as Charlie Chaplin’s airline, Marilyn Monroe, and Big Band stars.  Today, Catalina flourishes as a vibrant island scene and ecological paradise for leisure and recreation, just an hour’s ferry ride from the Southern California coast.

Friday Luncheon Speaker: Russ Stolnack. Corporate Executive, Russ Stolnack, co-host a nationally syndicated financial program, “The Big Biz Show”.  He also appears weekly on the new Fox Business Channel. Russ is a category winner of The National Speakers Association’s Speaker Competition, has received Emmy Awards for writing and acting, received a cable ACE Award and more. As a motivational speaker, Russ brings endless experience and infinite training to entertain audiences and remind everyone that humor has great value in today’s world.

2009 Woodington Award Winner:  Mr. Jesse Morse.  Jesse Morse was born in 1944 in Quitman, Georgia.  He entered the US Air Force after graduating high school and spent time in Germany as an air traffic controller and attended the Air Force PMEL program where his career in metrology began. After an honorable discharge from the Air Force, Jesse received a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Business Management from Jones University in Orlando, FL. He was an instructor at Seattle’s City University and is a certified Zinger Miller Leadership Course instructor. He joined John Fluke Mfgs affiliate, BCS and Associates, in 1971 managing the Orlando service center and calibration laboratory. Fluke acquired BCS and Jesse took a management position at Fluke’s Mountainlake Terrace, WA corporate headquarters facility. At Fluke, Jesse Morse was involved with the design concepts af the Multi-function Calibrator project for shipboard applications for the US Navy. That calibrator concept becam a commercial product and industry standard. Jesse held numerous managerial positions at Fluke Corporation including National Service Director of Fluke Calibration Laboratories, Marketing Manager for the Data Acquisition Business Unit, and Metrology Director, among other assignments. Jesse Morse has a long standing history of participation in  measurement professional organizations including the Measurement Science Conference.  He provided considerable technical input to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard as well as the ANSI/Z540-1 Handbook. He chaired the NCSLi 174 Standards Writing Committee for many years and oversaw the national adoption of ISO/IEC 17025 and development and adoption of the ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 Standard.

2009 Algie Lance Best Paper Award: Ding Huang

 2009 Joe Simmons Best Developer Award: Shayson (Shay) Edwards

 2009 MSC Scholarship Award Winners:

Christine Donaldson, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Jared Cupp, California State University, Fullerton

Sergio Zaragoza, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Nicholas Goldgerg, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Brian Shafer, California State University, Dominguez Hills

2nd Paroscientific, Inc Scholarship Award:

Owen Cupp, California State University, Fullerton

Jerry Paros who founded Paroscientific, Inc in 1972 provided a cash donation to the Measurement Science Confernce to fund a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student for a period of five years. The 2009 MSC was the second year of this award. This scholarship award requires the recipient to have high academic credentials, a sound work ethic and career aspirations in a field related to measurement science.

 MSC YEAR FORTY

Thirty-Ninth Measurement Science Conference

 The 40th Anniversary of MSC occurs in 2010 and is celebrated at this years Measurement Science Conference held March 22 – 26, 2010.  Mr. John Billingsley is the President for this years conference which will be held at the newly renovated Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. NIST training seminars, MSC tutorials, Hands On Workshops, and a robust Exhibitor Hall is scheduled to augment the MSC Technical Program. This years MSC Board Chairman is Arman Hovakemian who, along with John Billingsley, have accomplished the completion and signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with NIST to host the 9th Temperature Symposium in conjunction with the 2012 Measurement Science Conference. Also, advances in Education Outreach activities that have been pursued with education partners NCSLi and ASQ will be highlighted at the 2010 MSC.

2010 MSC Board:

Arman Hovakemian, Chairman

John Billingsly, President of 2010 MSC

Emil Hazarian, Executive Vice-President

Alan Ho, Board Treasurer

John Schulz, Board Secretary

John Bowman, Director

Bob Everly, Director

Nidal Kerdiya, Alternate Director

2010 MSC Conference Committee:

John Billingsley, President

Emil Hazarian, President Elect

Bob Fritzsche, NIST Seminars

Miguel Cerezo, Scholarship

Patty Leyva/Mark Kaufman, Programs

Bob Everly, Speakers

Frank Mendoza, Arrangements

Muhamed Sammon, Exhibits

Alen Petrossian, Finance

John Schulz, Publicity

John Bowman/Cindy Becker, Registration

Doug Sugg, Publications

Don Felt, Door Prizes & Exhibitor Raffle

Richard Schumacher, Conference Evaluation

Chris Contreras, Secretary

Richard Schumacher, e-Commerce

Blank, Guest Programs

Karen Jackson, A/V, Meetings & Special Events

Raul Trancoso/Sue Slagle-Smith, Sponsor Liaison

Emil Hazarian, Tutorials

John V Fishell, Committee Support

Tim Mason, Marketing

Rey Cheesman, Logistics

Troy Clarke, Public Relations

Diana Poulton, Committee Administrator

John V Fishell, Education

Nidal Kerdiya, Awards

Georgia Harris, NIST Liaison

NIST Liaison MSC-9TS, Gregory Strouse

Site Selection, Arman Hovakemian

2010 Measurement Science Conference location: Pasadena Convention Center.

40th Anniversary Editor’s Note:

After taking this assignment to up-date the 35th MSC Anniversary History that was prepared and edited by Chet J. Crane, I came to really appreciate all of the hard work that Chet did in obtaining, organizing, preparing and assembling the 35th Anniversary History. I thank Chet Crane for providing the details of the first 35 years of MSC and I also thank all who contributed to this 40th MSC Anniversary History. I was only the editor and developer of the up-dated text. Although many contributed, those who provided the inputs that I relied heavily upon to create this history were: first and foremost, Chet J. Crane for all the heavy lifting that went into the last MSC history publication (35th Anniversary) which was the starting point, Diana Poulton (keeper of everything important for the past several years), Arman Hovakemian (2010 MSC Board Chair and advisor), Doug Sugg (advisor), Nidal Kerdiya (integrator of text and photos), and John Schulz (photos and website info).  I wish to thank John Billingsley for the opportunity to do this MSC history up-date. I would like to finally thank all of the current MSC committee and Board as well as all of the past MSC committees and boards that I have served with. Your dedication and continued efforts to advance and preserve the field of measurement science is a true credit to our profession!

John Victor Fishell, Editor