This award is presented “for significant contributions to the foundry industry and active participation in the fields of government affairs, human resource management, safety and health, or education.”
This award is presented at the Foundry Leadership Conference held annually in September. To submit a nomination for this award, contact Cathy Potts at email@example.com.
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
William J. Grede Award
2015 Rick Sutton, General Motors
2013 Manuel Rivera, ALFA Corporativo
2012 Eugene C. Muratore, Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium
2008 Douglas M. Trinowski, HA International
2007 Phil Duke, The Mouat Company, Inc.
2006 Donald E. Gaertner, Retired, Metalcasting Equipment, Inc.
2005 Alan K. Steffe, General Motors Corporation
2001 Robert W. Smillie, Nemak
2000 Charles J. Didion, Didion International Inc.
1999 Donald G. Bruner
1999 William Allan Hunter, Hunter Automated Machinery Corp.
1998 Douglas G. Warner, Porter Warner Industries
1997 John R. (Chip) Keough, Applied Process Inc.
1996 R. Conner Warren, Citation Corp.
1995 Henry M. Rowan, Inductotherm Industires, Inc.
1995 Ronald L. Claussen, Caterpillar Inc.
1994 Lewis W. Essex, Essex Castings, Inc.
1993 Edgar B. Butler, Jr., Taylor & Fenn Co.
1992 Eugene E. Langner, Jr., American Cast Iron Pipe Co.
1991 Burleigh Jacobs, Grede Foundries, Inc.
1990 Anthony Yonto, Quality Casting Co.
1989 Robert Eck, Eck Industries
1988 Richard W. Levan, Western Foundry Co. Ltd.
1987 Jack Steele, Grede Foundries, Inc.
1986 Alvin W. Singleton, Lynchburg Foundry
1985 Thomas J. Trezek, Central Foundry Div., General Motors Corp.
1984 George R. Metcalf, III, EMI Co. (Erie Malleable Iron Co.)
1983 Donald B. Birtwistle, Great Lakes Casting Corp.
1982 William S. Williams, Lynchburg Foundry
1981 Leslie J. Woehlke, Grede Foundries, Inc.
1980 Stedman G. Sweet, The Eastern Co.
1979 Jack Miske, M&T Foundry
1978 Francis LeBaron, E.L. LeBaron Foundry Co.
1977 Max M. Anglin, The Dalton Foundries, Inc.
1976 Albert W. Gruer, Jr., Hamilton Foundry
1974 Carl A. Weigell, Motor Castings Co.
1972 Walter O. Larson, Larson Foundries