ISA Expo 2004: CE ‘hoops’ it up at 50th birthday party

Houston, TX—Control Engineering held a 1950s-style party to celebrate its 50th year of publication at the end of ISA Expo 2004’s second day at the Reliant Center.


Houston, TX— Control Engineering held a 1950s-style party to celebrate its 50th year of publication at the end of ISA Expo 2004 ’s second day at the Reliant Center.

The event was attended by 135 guests from 44 companies, who dined on "era-appropriate comfort food," such as crust-less peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, stuffed celery, and hotdogs and hamburgers.

The guests, including dozens of ISA Expo’s exhibitors and visitors, also participated in a hula-hoop contest. Winners were chosen by audience acclaim.

Tina Miteko, GarrettCom’s marketing programs manager, won first place. Liz Petranella, of the HART Communication Foundation, took second place.

Here are some photos from the event, including on-site hula hoop action.

After a long day on the show floor at ISA Expo 2004, some of the 135 guests from 44 companies gather on the mezzanine level at Houston’s Reliant Center for Control Engineering’s 50th birthday bash.

Lynne Froehlich and Mike Aldridge (l. to r., seated), of the Profibus Trade Organization (PTO), chat with Bob Settle, of DVT Sensors, and Tim Donaldson, of Iconics, (l. to r., standing) during the party.

Control Engineering’s executive editor, Frank Bartos (center) confers with George Thomas and Joe Stasiek, both of Contemporary Controls, (seated, l. to r.) at the early evening event.

Tina Miteko, of GarrettCom, (r., foreground) shows the moves that won her first place in the hula hoop contest, while Liz Petranella, of the HART Communication Foundation, (l., background) demonstrates the neck-level abilities that earned her second place in the contest.

Bill Boldt (left) and Todd Dobberstein (right), both of National Instruments, work on their hula hoop skills following the contest.


Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me