Dr Stan Krolikoski has been honored with the 2013 Leadership Award from Accellera Systems Initiative.
I think I first met Stan when I was running engineering at Compass Design Automation and we acquired CLSI Technology where he then worked. I think he is the only person I know who (a) has a PhD that is actually in philosophy and (b) has a second PhD as well, having discovered that a PhD in philosophy isn't quite the door opener to good jobs at somewhere like IBM. At the time he worked out of Rochester Minnesota and I discovered that despite living in Scotland for years there is a whole new level of cold that is possible.
But in fact Stan has been in the industry an pioneering standards for quarter of a century, from early days of VHDL, through the Open SystemC Inititative (OSCI) to ongoing work on IP rights policy.
So I add my personal congratulations to the official Accelera ones. The official press release is here. The award was presented earlier this week at DAC at the Accelera breakfast on June 3rd.