This award recognizes outstanding contributions to plant pathology by APS members whose primary employment involves work outside the university and federal realms either for profit or nonprofit. Individuals eligible for the award include plant pathology research and development specialists, private consultants, group managers, and others. Supporting information could include general descriptions of new discoveries that have advanced the technological development of plant pathology, publications, patents, novel information delivery programs for clientele, unique clean-stock programs for industry, effective coordination of development programs for new chemicals and biocontrol agents, and demonstrated leadership of a nonprofit organization with a focus toward plant pathology. Nominees must be an APS member employed primarily in nonacademic or nongovernment service. Recipients receive a plaque.
Note: Fellows are not eligible to be nominated for excellence awards except when the new nominations are for accomplishments different from that on which the Fellow nomination was based, and the new accomplishment has occurred after recognition as a Fellow.
2007 J. Frank 2008 C. Becker 2009 H. C. Mellinger2010 N. B. Carroll2011 W. E. Dolezal2012 W. R. Landis2014 S. Gylling 2016 J. M. Russo 2018 Eric C. Tedford