ISSFA Cites Top Achievers At Trade Show

ISSFA Cites Top Achievers At Trade Show

Las Vegas, NV The International Solid Surface Fabricators Assoc-iation (ISSFA) has honored a number of its members for their achievements and contributions to the association.
ISSFA announced the awards during a dinner and ceremony at Solid Surface 2000, the three-day ISSFA-sponsored trade show and conference conducted at the MGM Grand Hotel in February.
The show, in its third year, drew 120 exhibitors and 3,775 registered attendees from 50 states and 28 foreign countries, according to ISSFA executive v.p. Mike Duggan.

Among the awards presented were the following:

  • State Coordinator of the Year, for the state coordinator who has done the most in the preceding year to further the goals of ISSFA: Chuck Sprovieri of Sprovieri's Custom Counters.
    Other nominees for the category included Trish Cox of LG Decorative Surfaces, Neal Galligan of Designer Surfaces Inc., Erica Hussey of Jack's Custom Woodworking, Frank Raethke of First Place Inc., Steven Stoddary of Advanced Surfaces Inc., and Marilyn Sweeney of Top Surface Inc.
  • Local Chapter of the Year, for the chartered ISSFA local chapter that has best exemplified the values and goals of ISSFA: The Greater Chicagoland Chapter.
    Other nominees for the category included the Columbia Chapter, the Houston Chapter, the Ohio Valley Chapter, and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter.
  • Fabricator of the Year, for the owner or executive of the fabricator-member company that in the past year has best exemplified the ISSFA ideals of quality, innovation and overall excellence in all aspects of their business: Bobby Hewitt of Empire Fabrications.
    Other nominees for the category included Gus Blume of Blume's Solid Surface Products and Jack Hussey of Jack's Custom Countertops.
  • Associate of the Year, for the executive of the associate-member company that in the past year has best exemplified the ISSFA ideas of outstanding character, exemplary service to the Association, and outstanding service to the solid surface industry: Tom Pinske of The Pinske Edge.
    Other nominees for the category included Chuck Geerdes of North Star, Jack Ballard of LG Decorative Surfaces, Jerry Horn of Performance Abrasives, and Keith McLoughlin of DuPont Corian.
  • Award of Excellence, for the owner or executive of the fabricator-member company who in the past year personally has best embodied the ISSFA ideals of outstanding character, exemplary service to the Association, and outstanding service to the solid surface industry: Michael Wilson-South of Solid Surface Technologies.
    Other nominees for the category included Bobby Hewitt of Empire Fabrications, Jon Lancto of Solid Surface Products and Tim Hovey of Top Master.
  • Hall of Fame, for the member whose career has most impacted the solid surface fabrication industry and directed it toward excellence and mutual benefit: Jon Lancto of Solid Surface Products.
    Other nominees for the category included Ed Wright of INcounters, Gus Blume of Blume's Solid Surface Products, and Tom Pinske of The Pinske Edge.

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