De Gelleke Award Recipients

The DeGelleke Award is CISCA’s highest honor. Named for one of the founding members of the organization, Gerry DeGelleke, the award is given to that individual whose contribution to the industry and the association has been acknowledged as significant and noteworthy. The DeGelleke Award Committee each year consists of the current president and two most recent past presidents of CISCA.

 

1960 -- Wallace Waterfall
1961 -- George P. Little
1962 -- Robert L. Lindahl
1963 -- George I. Smith
1964 -- Harold E. Anning
1965 -- Victor Jacobson
1966 -- Edwin S. Grabill
1967 -- William J. Haertel
1968 -- Arno R. Myers*
1969 -- Joel Rachlin
1970 -- Martin J. Brennan*
1971 -- Curtis O. Johnson
1972 -- Herman L. Vriens
1973 -- Walter M. Ericson
1974 -- William A. Manson, Sr.*
1975 -- Michael Kodaras
1976 -- Jack Gellin*
1977 -- Thad Collum
1978 -- James L. Whittaker
1982 -- David O. Johnson
1983 -- Gilbert L. Phillips
1987 -- R. Thomas Jones
1988 -- Frank Burgen
1990 -- Walter N. Patch
1991 -- Rowland Denman
1992 -- Donald E. Nicholas
1993 -- Richard B. Brown
1994 -- George A. Irvine
1995 -- H. F. (Corky) Falbaum
1996 -- Henry St. Hilaire
1997 -- John D. Jacobson
1998 -- Harold L. Wettlaufer, Jr.*
 

1999 -- Douglas P. Ayers
2000 -- James J. Gegare
2001 -- Thomas O. Valenti
2002 -- Claude S. Bagley
2003 -- Larry R. Edwards
2004 -- William L. Shannon
2005 -- David D. Nicholas
2006 -- Claude W. Amerson
2007 -- Thomas A. Edens
2008 -- Kent Vipond
2009 -- Rick Ziska
2010 -- Ron Bishop
2011 -- Wayne Chester
2012 -- Michael Coakley
2013 -- Daniel Degnan
2014 -- Connie Larson
2015 -- Tom Jacobson
2016 -- Hank Reinke
2017 -- Brad Sampson

 

 

*Deceased

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