The President’s Award is the highest recognition given by NIA’s President and is not presented every year. It is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to NIA resulting in accomplishments that have tremendous benefits for the association and the industry.
NIA President’s Award Recipients
1970-71 Herbert A. Mullenix, North Brothers Co.
1971-72 Spence Royer, Young Sales Corporation
1972-73 R.F. “Pat” Yount, Booher Insulation, Inc.
1973-74 A. Marvin Gibbons, The Walter E. Campbell Co., Inc.
1974-75 John Zeller, ACandS
1975-76 Raymond U. Wopperer, Frontier Insulation Contractors, Inc.
1976-77 W. Robert Murfin, B & B Insulation
1977-78 C. Branton Wheatley, Pacor, Inc.
1979-80 S. Rex Sayre, Iowa Thermal
1980-81 James E. Sullivan, Pacor, Inc.
1984-84 Lewis Saxby, Owens Corning
1985-86 Ronald L. King, Distribution International
1989-90 Theodore H. Brodie, New England Insulation Co.
1996-97 Robert M. “Scotty” Meechan, Associated P.C.I.
1998-99 Kenneth M. Spraetz, Performance Contracting, Inc.
2000-01 Kathie Leonard, Auburn Mfg., Inc. and
Ron King, Specialty Products & Insulation
2001-2002 Paul T. Fraatz, Pacor, Inc.
2003-2004 Wayne Killion, Sr.
2008-2009 W. Paul “Stoney” Stonebraker, TRA Thermatech
2011-2012 Pete Gauchel, L &C Insulation, Inc.
2014-2015 Gary W. Auman, Dunlevey, Mahan & Furry (NIA’s Legal Counsel)
2016-2017 Alec Rexroat, Illinois Regional Insulation Contractors Association (IRIC)
2022-2023 Kenny Freeman, Petrin, LLC