Robert Errichello was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 Edmond E. Bisson Award, bestowed annually by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
The award was for Errichello’s technical paper — “Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (WEAs) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes.” (Ed.’s Note: The winning paper was also previously republished in its entirety in the March 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering magazine; Errichello is also a longtime contributor and technical editor for Gear Technology magazine.)
The Bisson Award is named in honor of the late Edmond E. Bisson, the former STLE editor-in-chief whose contributions to the Society’s successful publications through the years helped to ensure its continuation and fulfill its purpose.
Established in 1991, the award is given annually to the STLE member(s) or non-member(s) for the best written contribution published by the Society in the year preceding the Annual Meeting. The contribution shall deal with tribology, lubrication engineering or allied disciplines. The STLE Awards committee made their selection after careful consideration of many fine candidates and papers. The committee’s recommendation was approved by the board of directors at its January 2015 meeting.
STLE president Maureen Hunter will present the award to Errichello at the Opening General Session on Monday, May 18 during the STLE 2015 Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX.