AWCI's Pinnacle Awards

AWCI's most prestigious honor, the Pinnacle Award is presented annually to the individual who most merits our industry's recognition and who has given unselfishly of his or her time and energies to benefit AWCI and the industry. Not only are candidates evaluated on their dedication to the industry, but on their civic and community work and the excellence of their companies.

2021: No Pinnacle Award was presented due to the cancellation of AWCI's Convention.

2020: No Pinnacle Award was presented due to the cancellation of AWCI's Convention.

2019: Timothy J. Wies
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2018: No Pinnacle Award was presented due to AWCI's Centennial Celebration.

2017: Mike Heering
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2016: Ken Navratil

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2015: Mikel Poellinger
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2014: Terrie L. Miller
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2013: J. Patrick Boyd
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2012: Bob Heimerl
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2011: Burke Nicholson
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2010: Steve Baker
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2009: Mike Chambers
2008: Bob Geyer
2007: Ron Brady
2006: Mark Nabity
2005: Steven A. Etkin
2004: Leonard Liddle
2003: R. Gabe Reitter
2002: Frank Wojehowski
2001: Mike Boyd
2000: Anne J. Daly
1999: Bruce L. Miller
1998: James M. Cassidy
1997: William A. Bell
1996: William Scott
1995: Steven Watkins
1994: Jimmie U. Crane
1993: Max O. Jensen
1992: Joe M. Baker
1991: Harry J. Vernetti
1990: Donald Chambers
1989: Ray Boyd
1988: Bill C. Carroll
1987: Frank P. Morsilli
1986: James E. Biddle
1985: Robert F. Watkins
1984: James J. Rose
1983: Joseph A. Feldner
1982: Jack D. Dillard

The E.F. Venzie Award

In 1964, upon the death of Edmond F. Venzie of Philadelphia, the executive committee of the old Contracting Plasterers' and Lathers' International Association immediately recognized Venzie's many services by establishing CPLIA's premier award in his name. The E.F. Venzie Award was retired in 1981 after being awarded to only 13 people.

1981: Vito J. Arsena
1978: Gerald B. Reed
1978: J. Munroe McNulty
1976: Thomas J. McGlone
1975: Charles F. Clay
1973: Jeremiah Burns
1971: J. Carroll Duncan
1971: William J. Goodson
1970: George Brueggeman
1969: Joseph D. McNulty
1967: John W. Thomson Jr.
1965: Harry F. Niehaus
1964: Charles S. Bonnell