ISSFA Cites Top Achievers At Trade Show

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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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