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MTS Announces Annual Award Winners

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) announced the honors and recognitions it awarded at its Annual Meeting held at OCEANS’11 MTS/IEEE Kona in Hawaii, September 2011. The highest accolade a member can receive within the Society is to be designated an MTS Fellow. Three individuals were honored at the MTS Annual Meeting, joining the 114 honored with this recognition since its inception. These were Benton F. Baugh and Peter Fougere, both of Houston, Texas, and Brock Rosenthal of La Jolla, California.
Baugh is president of Radoil, Inc., a registered professional engineer, author of numerous technical papers, and holder of more than 200 patents. Fougere is well-known for helping achieve Dynamic Positioning reliability, and made valuable contributions to the 2010 DP Operations Guidance and the DP Vessel Design Guidelines documents.
Rosenthal was a co-founder of Deep Sea Power and Light, and later joined Ocean Innovations with a special focus on underwater equipment. He has been active in the Society, and is best known for his willingness to share his time and technical expertise.
Among other top awards presented were those sponsored by Compass Publications, Lockheed Martin, and Ocean News and Technology. The Compass Distinguished Service Award was presented to Bruce Gillman, honoring his five decades of offshore experience, with particular emphasis on subsea intervention engineering and operations.
The Compass International Award honored CONTROS Systems and Solution for their many outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine science and technology. The Compass Industrial Award honored Oceaneering International for its numerous innovations. The Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Sciences and Engineering was presented to Howard Shatto for his extensive technical achievements in marine science, engineering and technology. The Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Awards are presented to two MTS members who are still early in their careers who have, nonetheless, made valuable contributions to the Society. Jacob Sobin and Evan Zimmerman were honored with these awards.
Also honored at the Annual Meeting was Aimee Marsh, who was recognized with the MTS Outstanding Service Award for her many exceptional accomplishments professionally, and her efforts in advancing the objectives of the Society. Aimee is located in Houston, TX.
Several MTS sections were also honored, including the University of Southern Mississippi as the Outstanding Student Section, the MTS Ocean Pollution Committee as the Outstanding MTS Professional Committee, and the Puget Sound Section as the MTS Outstanding Section.
Each of these were recognized for their many contributions to the profession and Society over the course of the last year, and their tremendous dedication to assuring a ‘job well done.’

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