Note: the 2021 WJTA Awards Ceremony was cancelled due to COVID. Award nominations from 2021 will be rolled over to 2022, and evaluated along with additional nominations. Nominations are accepted through September 1, 2022.
Members are invited to submit candidates for special awards presented by the 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.
Award recipients will be selected by the WJTA Board of Directors and honored at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday, November 2, in conjunction with the 2022 WJTA Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Distinguished Pioneer Award – The nominee must have made contributions to the waterjet and/or industrial cleaning industries; have made contributions to the achievement of the goals of WJTA; have high moral character; have strong personal and business ethics; and be dedicated to the future of the waterjet and/or industrial cleaning industries and to the growth of WJTA
Service Award – How has the nominated company, organization, or individual contributed in time and talent toward improvement in the industry or in the WJTA?
Technology Award – What has the nominated company, organization, or individual done to introduce new and innovative ideas in engineering or manufacturing? This could include, but is not limited to, new products, new manufacturing techniques, patents…any unique activity that advanced the technology of the waterjet and/or industrial cleaning industries.
Safety Award – What has the nominated company, organization, or individual done to introduce new and innovative ideas in safety? This could include, but is not limited to new products, new concepts, new safety techniques…any unique activity that increases the overall safety of waterjet and/or industrial cleaning equipment.
Nominations will be accepted through September 1, 2022.
A list of previous WJTA award recipients appears below:
|2019||Pioneer Award - Gary Noto
Pioneer Award - Michael Pao, Ph.D.
Safety Award - Kerry Siggins
Special Recognition for Service and Safety - Doug McGee and WJTA Safety Committee for High Pressure
|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|