I greatly appreciate this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the indebtedness of our Society and of our profession to the good works of Peter Wyllie. He is an honorable person and deserves honoring. Speaking for myself, I can never adequately express my gratitude to him for anything worthwhile through my own efforts.
The career of Peter John Wyllie has been so impact full, so far-reaching, and so diverse that any attempt to encapsulate it in these woefully few paragraphs would be futile. Let me, therefore, highlight those areas that may not appear in other biographical material.