Ronald King Distinguished Service Award

In 2024, NIA's Board of Directors decided to rename this award in honor of the enormous lifetime efforts of a two-time past recipient: Ronald L. King. It will now be known as the Ronald King Distinguished Service Award. This is the highest recognition available from NIA and is only given by NIA's President when truly deserved by an individual. The person must have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to NIA resulting in accomplishments that have tremendous benefits for the association and the industry.

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

The Ronald King Distinguished Service Award

2024                 David J. Cox, Owens Corning