William J. Grede Award
This award, in recognition of William J. Grede, was established in 1970 and is given for major contributions in the fields of management, marketing or education which have resulted in expanding the effective use of metal castings. This award is to be presented at the Foundry Leadership Conference held annually.
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