Roll of Honor
The Roll of Honor is the highest level of recognition conferred by the Asphalt Institute. Individuals selected for award to the Institute’s Roll of Honor have contributed tremendously to the asphalt industry through either sustained technical achievement or through the substantial contribution of leadership. Roll of Honor status is typically granted as a career capstone event for the recipient.
The inauguration of the Asphalt Institute’s Roll of Honor in 1965 marked the first step in fulfillment of a long-felt need to record, in continuing approbation, the names of those whose contributions to the asphalt industry have been outstanding and proven by time.
Since then and in each succeeding year, the names of persons to be honored by election to the Roll of Honor are selected on a merit basis encompassing the careers of both living and deceased nominees. The Institute’s Personnel Advisory Committee is responsible for oversight of this program to honor individuals annually.
The announcement of the names of those selected is made at Asphalt Institute annual meetings. Each honored recipient receives a framed scroll in recognition of the award. As of 2004, the Institute also awards each Roll of Honor recipient the Asphalt Institute award medallion – a polished brass medallion with engraved AI logo and images of the liquid asphalt supply industry. The Roll of Honor engraved medallion hangs from a gold ribbon.
Distinguished Service Award
This is the second most prestigious award conferred by the Asphalt Institute. Industry individuals receiving this aware have contributed significantly to the asphalt industry through either sustained technical achievement or through the substantial contribution of leadership. Distinguished Service Award status is typically granted as a career capstone event for the nominee.
The announcement of the names of those selected is typically made at Asphalt Institute annual meeting. Each honored recipient receives a framed scroll in recognition of the award. As of 2004, the Institute also awards each Distinguished Service Award recipient the Asphalt Institute award medallion – a polished brass medallion with engraved AI logo and images of the liquid asphalt supply industry. The Distinguished Serve Award engraved medallion hangs from a blue ribbon.
|Richard K. Hogan: 1982||Ward K. Parr: 1978||W.S. Little, Jr.: 1989|
|Roy S. Hodgson: 1990||John J. Shelly: 1984||John Skinner: 1990|
|Charles. G. Schmitz: 1984||Jerry G. Rose: 1990||Charles S. Hughes: 1985|
|L. E. Santucci: 1991||James V. Evans: 1986||Henry W. Swanson: 1991|
|C. Merritt Hewett: 1988||Robert L. Langdon: 1991||Lyle Moran: 2002|
|Dr. Ronald L. Terrel: 2004||Mike Kelly: 2010||Jacob (Jake) C. Swygert: 2011|
|Michael O'Connor: 2012||Marshall R. Thompson: 2012||Robert "Bob" Bailey: 2013|
|Robert Berkley: 2013||James (Jim) Freeman: 2016||Lucian (Len) Nawrocki: 2016|
|Timothy Spott: 2017||Aime Xhonneux: 2018|
Award of Merit
The Award of Merit is the third highest level of recognition conferred by the Asphalt Institute. Approval of this award level is also made by the Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the Personnel Advisory Committee.
Individuals selected for award to the Institute’s Award of Merit have made major contributions to the asphalt industry through either sustained technical achievement or through their contribution of leadership. Award of Merit recipients received a framed scroll and are typically presented the award during an annual meeting of the Board of Directors.
|William A. Garrison: 1975||Dr. William J. Gaw: 1982||Dr. Charles R. Foster: 1977|
|Dr. John J. Stanko: 1983||Arnold J. Holberg: 1977||William J. Kari: 1985|
|Vaughn R. Smith: 1978||W. P. Wills: 1985||W. L. Hindermann: 1979|
|Don Goss: 2016||Bob Hockman: 2016|
Certificate of Appreciation
The Asphalt Institute’s Certificate of Appreciation recognized the significant contributions of industry leaders for their efforts to either on a technical matter or for leadership or significant committee or other service. This award was discontinued during the realignment of the awards program in 2002.
|A.S. McNeilly: 1985||J.J. Whitehead: 1988||W.S. Little: 1988|
|G.B. Johnson:||J.Y. Forster: 1988||R.A. Genoni: 1988|
|D.B. Huffman||B. D. Gill: 1988||D.M. Ross: 1988|
|L.E. Santucci: 1988||F.M. Fehsenfeld, SR: 1988||R.A. Monarch: 1988|
|K.W. Holbrook: 1988||H.W. Swanson: 1988||R.L. Langdon: 1988|
|M.G. Newgard: 1988||Luke Stango: 2002||Dr. William Fayerweather: 2002|
The emeritus title originates from the Latin emereri (meaning: earn one’s discharge by service) and is often used in distinguished academic fields. In bestowing this title, we acknowledge and respect the two parts of the concept:
- honor for service
- continuation of belonging
The inspiration for this status is reflected in the inaugural class – each member has been both visionary in his leadership and dedicated in his service. In granting this new status, we confirm that, although they may not be with us on a regular basis, their exemplary service merits their always being an esteemed part of our organization.
|Robert D. Bailey: 2015||William H. Haverland: 2015||Tom F. Reynolds: 2015|
|William L. Thorpe Jr.: 2015||Dr. Earl W. Arp Jr.: 2015
* Retired Asphalt Institute Staff
|Bernard M. McCarthy: 2015
* Retired Asphalt Institute Staff
|Rick Holmgreen: 2016||Corky Bailey: 2017||Bill Brake: 2017|
|Bill Carey: 2017||Martin Carlson: 2017||Marc Gagnon: 2017|
|Gary Hewitt: 2017||Mike Kelly: 2017||Len Nawrocki: 2017|
|Bob Redd: 2017|