Now taking Nominations!
Announcing IABSC Innovation & Lifetime Achievement Awards
The IABSC is proud to launch an annual awards program where individuals or companies will be recognized for exemplary service in the baggage handling industry in areas of Innovation and Lifetime Achievement categories. As a Member Company representative of the IABSC, we ask that you acknowledge your colleagues and nominate someone in one or both categories.
The Innovation Award is to recognize key accomplishments in bringing innovation or change to
the Baggage Handling System industry. It will be awarded for technical invention of
componentry or systems that created broad-spread adoption throughout the baggage handling
industry. Such items could include RFID, DCV/ICS technology, pusher/diverter sort systems, tilt
tray, Upper-level SCADA, network communications, etc., or setting specification standards. The
award honors individuals, teams, companies and/or organizations who have created or
implemented key changes, programs, or practices with technical innovation to improve BHS
performance and ROI.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is to recognize the champions, pioneers, leaders, ambassadors and influencers in
the BHS industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to those who consistently
demonstrate leadership, mentorship of individuals, successful service in a variety of roles,
significant contribution to industry standards and professional associations, etc., over a
significant period of time. This individual is one who has exhibited leadership through vision and
has had a significant impact on industry direction, trends and contributions to trade
organizations such as the IABSC, AAAE, ACI, ACC, PGDS IWG and the TSA.
Award Recipients will have displayed or provided impact to the baggage industry with a core
goal to always be improving and demonstrating that the status quo is never good enough. The
ability to see where process and product are needed; have the vision to refine a
new concept or process, and follow it through development and implementation for the
benefit of the entire industry, are key elements in consideration for this award.
It is a recognition of those who have contributed time, talent, and commitment, who are
industry icons known for ethics, loyalty, and talent. This person will have imparted their impact
on customers and colleagues and raised the level of awareness of the vital role of BHS
throughout the commercial aviation industry. This award may be awarded posthumously.