For 2013's Lifetime Achievement recognition, judges selected not one, but three individuals, noting that each one's body of work demonstrates exemplary vision and industry-altering leadership, but within diverse industry spheres:
- Jim Rogers, retiring chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy, the largest U.S. electric power holding company with more than $110 billion in total assets. Describing Rogers as a visionary, pioneer, and champion of market deregulation, emissions trading and nuclear power, judges pointed to his long career of "firsts," which put Rogers at the forefront of industry change. Read more ( http://bit.ly/lifetime2013).
- Michael Peevey, president of U.S. California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), a regulator of privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. Judges said energy efficiency wasn't just an admirable concept to Peevey, but a hallmark of his initiatives, including implementation of one of the most ambitious, solar-inclusive, renewable programs in the United States. Read more ( http://bit.ly/lifetime2013).
- Bipin Vora, engineer, inventor and 39-year veteran of UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company and top international supplier and licensor for the petroleum refining, processing and major manufacturing industries. Judges said Vora changed the industry from the ground up with his R&D triumphs, including nearly 300 patents worldwide for products valued at more than $10 billion annually that support environmentally-friendly petrochemical processes. Read more ( http://bit.ly/lifetime2013).