The highest honor bestowed by the International Society of Automation (ISA), Honorary Member, has been given to Moore Industries ’ founder and President Leonard W. Moore.
Moore received the Honorary Member distinction, “for contributions in the advancement of the arts and sciences of automation over a 40-year career of innovation, product development and business leadership,” according to the ISA. At the ISA Honors and Awards Gala on October 3, 2009 in Houston, Texas, Moore will be presented with a special plaque and pin to mark this achievement.
“The list of previous winners is impressive to say the least. I am, of course, extremely honored to be part of this elite group,” said Moore.
Having lead many innovative business pursuits during Moore Industries’ 40-plus year history, Moore holds several patents related to electronic instrument packaging, signal conditioning and instrumentation and monitoring systems. Furthermore, in the late 1980s Moore patented and introduced the Cable Concentrator System, that allows dozens of I/O to be transmitted on a single, twisted-wire digital pair.
“While I have been involved with many exciting product and business development pursuits during our 40 year history, I think what I am most proud of is the culture we have created here at Moore Industries,” Moore said. “When I learned about this honor, and this might sound corny, the first thing that came to mind was all of the talented people that have come through our door to earn an honest living, and that we have supported them with a great place to work. We have an employee retention rate that is phenomenal in any industry, and during any economy. We have many employees that have been with us 10, 20, 30, and even over 35 years,” he continued.