This year's iPad winner, chosen randomly among the voters in Control Design's 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, is Aaron Petrie, electrical design engineer at National Machinery (www.nationalmachinery.com). Based in Tiffin, Ohio, National Machinery makes precision cold forming machines that produce metal parts from coiled wire, bars, slugs or preforms.
Runner-up prizes—$100 gift cards from a choice of Amazon.com, Home Depot or Lowe's—went out to Jim Robinson, control systems engineer at M.G. Newell (www.mgnewell.com) in Greensboro, N.C.; Jeff Hutchins, control engineer at Machine Products (www.mpcdayton.com) in Dayton, Ohio; and Ken Szarek, engineering manager at Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com) in Tolland, Conn.
Many thanks to all who participated in this year's Readers' Choice decision. Read the results of this year's contest in Control Design's September issue (www.ControlDesign.com/RCA11).