Jul 20, 2017

PPI Announces Industry Award Winners

Winner recognized for service contributions & achievements

Industry professionals receive awards from PPI

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program. All entries submitted were reviewed, evaluated and voted upon by PPI members who hold leadership roles within PPI’s Divisions.

Winners were selected based on outstanding service contributions to the industry and exceptional achievements showcasing beneficial uses of plastics in pipe applications. In total, four projects and five individuals were honored.

PPI Building & Construction Division Project of the Year

  • University of Chicago Residence Hall and Dining Commons
  • PPI Member Company: REHAU

PPI Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division Project of the Year

  • Redevelopment of the Former CN Railway Workshops to Include Storm Water Management, Pointe-Saint-Charles in Quebec, Canada
  • PPI Member Company: Soleno

PPI Municipal & Industrial Division Project of the Year

  • City of Miami Beach 54-In. Sanitary Sewer Main Replacement Project
  • PPI Member Company: ISCO Industries

PPI Power & Communications Division Project of the Year

  • Mentone, Texas,Multiple Housing Complex
  • PPI Member Company: Southwire

The PPI membership also selected the following individuals for special recognition as Member of the Year winners. This process involves members recognizing other members for individuals’ extraordinary efforts to improve the nation’s infrastructure and to advance the industry.

Building & Construction Division

  • Mark Clark, Codes and Standards Engineer for NIBCO, was acclaimed for his activities within the Building and Construction Division as Chair for several technical groups, and for serving as chair of the Research and Development Project team.

Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division

  • John Kurdziel of Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. was honored for his years of service, guidance, leadership and technical contributions to PPI and to the industry.

Municipal & Industrial Division

  • Gerry Groen of Uponor Infra Ltd. and Harvey Svetlik of Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC, Municipal & Industrial Division, received tributes for their participation and service in numerous leadership roles within PPI on research and technical committees, and for lifetime contributions to the industry collaborating with groups including but not limited to ASTM Intl., AWWA, ASME and FM Standards.

Power & Communications Division

  • David Hukill of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. was acknowledged for his work in development of data and values for the use of plastics, conduit, and contributions as the division’s communications chair.

“Every year, members’ involvement increases, and their knowledge and influence significantly enrich the industry. Their influential acceleration of PPI programs and their efforts to advance plastics overall ultimately extends reach and educates end users and specifiers that smarter solutions are available which can benefit all humanity,” said PPI President Tony Radoszewski.