Industry Awards

Industry Awards

Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award

The prestigious Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals with a long history of service and dedication to our industry.  The individuals who have previously received the award have had a record of significant accomplishment and have been well recognized for their positive industry influence.  Nomination criteria includes any ASA member in good standing who meets the following:

          -  Personally influential on the current status of the channel
          -  A history of dedicated service to ASA or the ASA Education Foundation
          -  Recognized for projecting a positive industry image
          -  Responsible for positively affecting the industry in general

*To be eligible for consideration, a nominee should have made a career of service in the PHCP/PVF industry.  Wholesalers, manufacturers, independent manufacturer representatives, association executives or other individuals involved in the industry are eligible to receive the award.

Previous Recipients:  2015 (Joel Becker, Torrco); 2012 (Morris R. Beschloss); 2011 (Nick Giuffre, Bradford White Corporation); 2007 (Frank Finkel, Davis & Warshow); 2006 (John E. Martin, Anvil International); 2005 John McDonald, III, Brock McVey Co.); 2004 (Ed Felten, First Supply, LLC); 2003 (Karl E. Neupert, Consolidated Supply Co. - posthumously) and 2000 (Fred V. Keenan, Hajoca Corp. - for whom the award was named).

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IPD Award of Excellence

To honor a member of ASA's Industrial Piping Division with a record of significant accomplishments and a long-standing history of service specifically related to the industrial and mechanical PVF segment of the PHCP-PVF industry.

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*Nominations are accepted annually and appreciate by not later than May 1st

Previous Recipients: 2014 (Robert Vick, Industrial Valco, Inc.); 2013 (Patrick Adams, MKS Pipe & Valve Co.); 2012 (John E. Martin, Anvil International); 2011 (Morris Beschloss); 2010 (Dr. Donald R. McNeeley, Chicago Tube & Iron Corp.); 2009 (Gary Cartright, Piping & Equipment, Inc.); 2008 (Tim Arenberg, Columbia Pipe & Supply Co.).

 

Plumbing Division Award of Excellence

The Plumbing Division member individual being considered for the award should have a record of significant accomplishment/recognition in the PHCP industry, including, but not limited to:

          -  Overall influence on the current status of the channel
          -  A history of dedicated service to ASA's Plumbing Division
          -  Active participant in Division's activities
          -  Recognized for projecting a positive industry image
          -  Responsible for positively affecting the industry in general

*To be eligible for consideration, the nominated individual must be currently employed by a member of ASA's Plumbing Division with a long-standing history in the PHCP industry.  Wholesalers, manufacturers, manufacturer’s reps, master distributors and service vendors are eligible to receive the award.


Previous Recipients:  2015 (Randy Tice, APR Supply); 2014 (Joe Maiale, InSinkErator); 2013 (Joe Poehling, First Supply); 2012 (Wally Gumm, Embassy, and Rick Schwartz, WinWholesale).

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Safety Recognition Awards

To elevate the awareness of the importance of safety in all aspects of the PHCP and PVF industry and also to award the ASA members that have had the lowest incident rate of non-fatal injuries and illnesses throughout the previous year.  Three awards each are presented to manufacturers and wholesalers (for a total of six awards).  Awards are based on three tiers of total man-hours worked in the previous calendar year.


2015 Recipients:  Distributors - First Supply, LLC; Plumbing Distributors, Inc.; Valley Supply Co.
                             Manufacturer - NIBCO INC.; PRIER Products, Inc.

2014 Recipients:  Distributors - First Supply, LLC; American Pipe & Supply, MKS Pipe & Valve Co., and Ardente Supply
                              Manufacturer - NIBCO INC.; PRIER Products, Inc.

2013 Recipients:   Distributors - Columbia Pipe & Supply; American Pipe & Supply; Texas Plumbing Supply
                               Manufacturer - NIBCO INC.

2012 Recipients:   Distributors - Columbia Pipe & Supply; JO Galloup
                               Manufacturer - NIBCO INC.; Merit Brass

For more information about the Safety Recognition Awards, click here.

 

Spirit of Innovation Award presented by UnleashWD

To recognize and encourage innovation in the wholesale distribution industry.  Submissions may cover almost any innovation effort with special consideration granted to the following:

          -  Creating a culture of innovation
          -  Business Model Design
          -  Leadership
          -  Integrating the voice of the customers into the project

 

 For more information about the Innovation Award, click here.

 

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