James P. Keating Founders’ Freedom Award
This award is named in honor of James P. Keating, Neenah Foundry Co., and is given for significant contributions to the foundry industry in the fields of government affairs, human resource management, safety and health or education. This award is to be presented at the Foundry Leadership Conference held annually.
This award is presented at the Foundry Leadership Conference held annually in September. To submit a nomination for this award, contact Cathy Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past winners include:
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