Monday, July 14, 2008

Industrial Week Begins

The following instructors were honored Sunday prior to the beginning of the 46th Annual Industrial School …

Smith Award: Each year, the Smith Award is presented to an instructor, who exemplifies outstanding qualities and characteristics. The award is named after Chief Henry D. Smith, who served the Texas Engineering Extension Service and started the Industrial Fire School concept 46 years ago. This year’s recipient is Dan Rand of RVW Consulting in Lincoln, Neb. Dan has been an instructor at Industrial School for 15 years.

Lauderback Award: The Lauderback Award is presented to a company representative who is instrumental in providing equipment to the school. This year’s recipient is Paul Neely the Sales Manager for Task Force Tips in Valparaiso, Ind. Paul has been an instructor at Industrial School for nine years.

Service Awards:
5 Years: Brett Barnett, Wallace Fleming III, Joseph Foster, Jay Gantenbein, Stephen Greco, Rodney Kovlacik, Lucas Justin, Howard Meek, Patrick Peavler, Shane Stuntz, Sam Summers, Melvin Templeton, Kelli Vettel, Derek Wester.

10 Years: William Burket, Rex Johnson, Harold Naquin, Jr., Gary Thomas.

15 Years: Daniel Garcia, Jim Gillespie, Reggie Nalley, Dan Rand, Suzy Sterwart, Randel Tanner.

20+ Years: William Green (20), J.R. Nerat (20), William Norris (20), Dennis St. John (21), James Williams (21), Terry Boyett (22), Rick Deel (22), David Garrison (22), Jim Minton (22), John Vieweger (22), Gene Gray (23), C.J. Sebastian (23), Joe Willey (23), James Devonshire (24), Dale Pirc (24), Patricia Thomas (25), A.C. Anderson (26), Carl W. Anderson (27), Woody Cole (27), Maxey Riggs, Jr. (27), Edward Rivier (27), Les Townsend (27), Bill Adams (28), Joseph Busher (28), David Dewey (28), John Kilpatrick (29), Lee Ray Kaderli (30), J.D. Fontenot Wise (34), Harlen Nelson (35), O.C. Schattel (36), John Q. Adams, Sr. (43), Robert Wood (44), Henry Smith (59).

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