Five awards for Control Engineering for covers, case history, column

UPDATED: This article has been updated with full award results.<br/><br/> The Control Engineering team won four awards and swept the category for best illustrated cover at the 2008 American Society of Business Press Editors Midwest/South regional awards held here recently. Updated July 28: "Legalities" gets silver national award.


Chicago – The Control Engineering team won four awards and swept the category for best illustrated cover at the 2008 American Society of Business Publication Editors Midwest/South regional awards held here recently. [UPDATE: The publication also received one Silver award from the national competition.]

Control Engineering staff wins multiple 2007 American Society of Business Publication Editor awards

Control Engineering staff responsible for 2007 American Society of Business Publication Editor awards (from left): Michelle Palmer, publisher; Tom Robarczyk, illustrator; Frances Baetiong, art director; Peter Welander, process industries editor; Renee Robbins, then editorial director. Not shown, columnist Mark Voigtmann and Mary Sondergaard, senior art director for April issue (now retired).

Control Engineering North America swept the Best Illustrated Cover category by winning the gold, silver and bronze awards in the category for magazines with more 80,000 circulation. The winners are:
Gold - April 2007 -

Are you Secure

Silver - June 2007 -

Putting the “Industrial” in Ethernet

Bronze - December 2007 -

Connecting the Plant and the Enterprise


Control Engineering won a gold ASBPE award for this cover

Control Engineering won a silver ASBPE award for this cover

Control Engineering won a bronze ASBPE award for this cover




The illustrator for all three covers is Tom Rybarczyk. Art director for all is Frances Baetiong. Senior art director for the April cover was Mary Sondergaard (retired). Renee Robbins, senior editor, was then editorial director, and Michelle Palmer, publisher.


Control Engineering North America also won a Gold award for Best Case History in a magazine with more than 80,000 circulation for

"Poetry in Motion," a discussion of the technology behind Ka, a Circe du Soleil show

in Las Vegas by Peter Welander, process industries editor, and writer of that article.

Mark Voigtmann won a national ASBPE award for his columns

National Award, Silver,

UPDATE: The Legalities column written by Mark Voigtmann for Control Engineering has won a Silver level national award for Best Regular Column. That award was announced at the national convention in Kansas City.

Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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