This award is named in honor of James P. Keating of Neenah Foundry Co. It is awarded for significant contributions to the foundry industry in the fields of government affairs, human resource management, safety and health or education. This award is presented at the annual Foundry Leadership Summit.
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2022: Tom Teske, EJ
2022: Jeet Radia, McWane
2019: Craig Schmeisser, Mad River Strategies LLC
2018: Bradford Muller, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry
2018: Eric Meyers, Oil City Iron Works
2016: Janis Herschkowitz, PRL Inc.
2015: Christopher Misiak, Victaulic
2014: Thomas Slavin, Slavin OSH Group LLC
2014: Robert C. Scholz, TRC Environmental Corp..
2013: Geary Smith, G&W Electric
2012: Charles Fowler, Fairmount Minerals
2011: Chris Norch, Denison Industries
2010: Dan Oman, RMT Inc.
2009: Jack Wymer, Fairmount Minerals
2008: Dave Bumbar, Aurora Metals Division LLC
2007: James Young, Unimin Corp.
2006: Russ Murray, Ohio Cast Metals Association
2005: George Boyd Sr., Golden’s Foundry & Machine
2003: G. Thomas Surtees, Citation Corporation
2002: Joseph Robinson, Jr., Robison Foundry
2001: James Larson, Waupaca Foundry
2000: Joseph Garrity, Richmond Casting Co.
1999: Daniel M. Goodyear
1998: Stanley Bass, Fort Worth Aluminum Foundry
1997: J. Michael Williams, General Motors Corp.
1996: Donald Hizenga, Kurdziel Industries Inc.
1995: Earl Bradley, Jr. EBAA Iron, Inc.
1994: Donald Lawson, Wagner Castings Co.
1993: Gary Mitchell, Navistar International
1992: Carl Weigell, Motor Catings Co.
1991: Alvin Singleton, Posthumous
1990: Lawrence Krueger, Pelton Casteel Inc.
1989: Roger Hathaway, Neenah Foundry
Note: The James P. Keating Award and the Founder’s Freedom Award were combined in 1989 to form the Keating Founders’ Freedom Award. Earlier recipients of the separate awards were:
Founders’ Freedom Award
1989: Richard Bruggen, Rockwell International
James P. Keating Award
1988: Jerry Jungquist, Prospect Foundry
1987: Glenn Stahl, Stahl Specialty Co.
1985: JP Keating, Neenah Foundry
1984: Doug Warner, Berlin Foundry
1983: Ray Heiden, Galva Foundry Co.
1982: Harry Burns, Stockham Valves & Fittings
1981: E. Frank Tibbetts, Wollaston Alloys Inc.
1980: George Peters, Aurora Industries
1979: J.S. Robbins, Vulcan Mold & Iron
1978: C.J. Niles, Wehr Steel Company
1976: Charles Carolin, Carolin Corp.
1975: Walt Larson, Larson Consolidated
(Company affiliations shown at time of presentation)