Mike Olson, ABB, honored for contributions to BACnet protocol

2013-10-15 - BACnet International Recognizes ABB for Contributions to the BACnet International Community
Atlanta, GA , October 15, 2013 – The BACnet International community recently honored Mike Olson of ABB, Inc. with the Jack Russell Award, during the annual “Leaders of the Pack” awards. The award ceremony took place during the 2013 NFMT Vegas Conference Center & Expo on September 17-18 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Jack Russell Award is awarded to an individual who is always doing something for the betterment of BACnet International and the BACnet standard. With over 30 years industry experience, Mike Olson repeatedly has written articles, taught sessions and planned conferences in the BACnet community. ABB was the first manufacturer of motor drives to meet the BTL (BACnet Testing Laboratories) standard.

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International, shared his appreciation to the community. “This is when we recognize individuals who, through their hard work and dedication, continually enrich this organization. Within the BACnet International community, there are members who consistently go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard - and we are proud to recognize them as ‘Leaders of the Pack.’ McMillan continued, “Please join me in thanking Mike Olson, again, for his unfailing devotion and service to BACnet International and the BACnet standard.”

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit www.bacnetinternational.org

ABB's Mike Olson - fourth from left - with Fellow Honorees