WJTA awards honor a company, organization, or individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry through accomplishments that directly enhance waterjet technology and/or industrial vacuuming.
Recipients of the 2019 awards will be honored at the awards ceremony at the 2019 WJTA Conference & Expo. The awards will be presented in Exhibit Hall J of the Morial Convention Center at 4:00 p.m. to kick off the Industry Appreciation Reception.
The Pioneer Award is presented to these honorees in recognition of their contributions to the waterjet industry and to the achievement of the goals of the WJTA, their high moral character and strong personal and business ethics, and dedication to the future of the waterjet industry and to the growth of WJTA.
Gary Noto (HydroChemPSC)
Michael Pao, Ph.D. (Flow Companies) Posthumous Recognition
The Safety Award is presented to Kerry Siggins in recognition of her contributions to the introduction of new and innovative ideas and technology that increase the overall safety of waterjet and industrial cleaning equipment.
Kerry Siggins (StoneAge, Inc.)
Doug McGee (StoneAge, Inc.) for major contributions and continuing work on hydroblast operator training and certification.
WJTA Safety Committee for High Pressure for extensive work on review and revisions to the Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment.
A list of previous WJTA award recipients appears below:
|2017||Safety Award - Terydon, Inc.|
|2016||Safety Award - WJTA High Pressure Safety Committee and Owner Working Group for High Pressure Safety|
|2015||Pioneer Award - Lydia Frenzel, Ph.D.
Safety Award - BASF Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company
Service Award - Kathy Krupp
Technology Award - StoneAge, Inc.
|2013||Pioneer Award - Kenneth C. Carroll
Safety Award - WOMA Corporation
|2011||Pioneer Award - Bill McClister
Technology Award - Jerry Zink
|2009||Pioneer Award - John Wolgamott
Safety Award - Gary W. Toothe and Philip Stein
Service Award - Bill McClister
Technology Award - Seiji Shimizu, Ph.D.
|2007||Pioneer Award - Forrest Shook
Safety Award - Vacuum Equipment Safety Committee
Service Award - Tony Fuller and Jim Petillo
Technology Award - Mamidala Ramulu, Ph.D.
|2005||Pioneer Award - Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Louis
Safety Award - TurtleSkin WaterArmor
Service Award - NLB Corporation
Technology Award - Jay Zeng, Ph.D.
|2003||Pioneer Award - Pat DeBusk
Service Award - Mohamed Hashish, Ph.D.
Technology Award - Ernest S. Geskin, Ph.D.
|2001||Pioneer Award - George A. Savanick, Ph.D.
Technology Award - Richard Ward
|1999||Pioneer Award - Mohamed Hashish, Ph.D.
Safety Award - Bruce Wood
Service Award - John Wolgamott
Technology Award - Ryoji Kobayashi, Ph.D.
|1997||Pioneer Award - David A. Summers, Ph.D.
Service Award - Andrew F. Conn, Ph.D.
Technology Award - Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Louis
|1995||Pioneer Award - George Rankin
Safety Award - Autoclave Engineers
Service Award - Thomas J. Labus
Technology Award - Thomas J. Kim, Ph.D.
|1993||Pioneer Award - Fun-Den Wang, Ph.D.
Safety Award - David Summers, Ph.D., and NLB Corporation
Service Award - George A. Savanick, Ph.D. and Mohan Vijay, Ph.D.
Technology Award - Mohamed Hashish, Ph.D., Autoclave Engineers and Hammelmann Corporation
|1991||Pioneer Award - John H. Olsen, Ph.D.|
|1989||Pioneer Award - Richard Paseman|
|1987||Pioneer Award - Norman Franz, Ph.D.|
|1985||Pioneer Award - William Cooley, D.Sc.|
|1983||Pioneer Award - H.D. Stephens|
|1981||Pioneer Award - Jacob Frank|