The Society of Logistics Engineers awarded Benjamin Ostrofsky, University of Houston Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering, his second Eccles Medal at the 2003 International Symposium of the Society of Logistics Engineers, which was held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
The Eccles Medal was developed in the name of the late Admiral Henry Eccles, who was one of the most well renowned logisticians of the 20th century. Ostrofsky was awarded the medal for his work that enhanced logistics knowledge within the U.S. Department of Defense.
Ostrofsky, who has been a fellow of SOLE since 1972, is one of two members in the society’s history to receive the three most prestigious awards of the society. He received his first Eccles Medal in 1988 for major contributions to logistics education; Ostrofsky is still involved with the development of program certifications of logistics. In 1978 he won the Armitage Medal for his contributions to logistics literature for a textbook he composed, and in 1993, he acquired the Founders Medal, named in honor of the late Werner von Braun, the father of the space program, for his augmentation of the profession of logistics.