William J. Grede Award

This award, in recognition of William J. Grede, was established in 1970. It 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 presented at the annual Foundry Leadership Summit.


Past Recipients

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

(Company affiliations shown at time of presentation)