William J. Grede Award

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