The American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) has named W. Stanley Anthony a Fellow of the Society. Anthony was inducted at a ceremony during the 2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting held in Tampa, Fla. in July.
Anthony, supervisory agricultural engineer, research leader, USDA/ARS, Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory, Stoneville, Miss., is being honored for his contributions to the cotton industry.
The new technologies developed by Anthony support the global cotton industry by providing new machines and process control technology. Collectively his achievements in computerized gin process control represent a milestone in the cotton industry.
He is best known for his work on maximizing fiber quality and producer returns, through gin process control currently marketed under the name Intelligin, and for the development of new lint cleaner technology marketed worldwide under the trade name Louvermax.
He is also recognized for his extensive research in the areas of cotton quality, bale packaging, seed cotton and lint cleaning processes, computer modeling and simulation, air pollution, noise abatement, and for his commitment to technology transfer and education.
His work has received 18 patents, nine of which are licensed to private industry with five pending licensing. He is also an adjunct professor of agricultural engineering at Mississippi State University.
Anthony has authored or co-authored more than 400 publications and was managing editor and principal author of the Cotton Ginners Handbook, considered the authoritative publication for the international cotton industry.
A few of his many awards and honors include USDA Certificates of Appreciation, Certificates of Merit and the Silver Plow Award; ARS honors, including the Outstanding Scientist and two Technology Transfer awards; two Southern Cotton Ginners awards; National Cotton Ginners Outstanding Contribution award; Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer; and Mayfield Cotton Engineering award.
Anthony holds the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve, and in military career of 30 years has provided engineering technical support to more than 140 countries. His military honors include having been a three-time recipient of both the Army Commendation and Meritorious Service medals, and the prestigious Legion of Merit.
Other professional memberships include the Society of American Military Engineers, Reserve Officers Association, Engineer Regimental Association and Army Engineer Association.A native of Indianola, Miss., Anthony obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from Mississippi State University in 1968 and 1970, respectively.
Only about 2 percent of the active members of ASAE have achieved the grade of Fellow.