Congratulations to the recipients of WJTA’s distinguished awards. On October 31, 2023, a large crowd gathered for the presentation of WJTA’s awards honoring outstanding achievements.
The 2023 Pioneer Award was presented to Terry Gromes Sr. of Terydon, Inc., in recognition of his career developing visionary and innovative waterjetting solutions, advancing safety, efficiency and hands-free automation technology.
The 2023 Safety Award was presented to Frank G. Romito of StoneAge, Inc., in recognition of his contributions to the WJTA training and certification program and industry safety.
Two 2023 Service Awards were presented, one to Kent Maddie of Advanced Pressure Systems in recognition of his many years of service and outstanding support to the industry and one to Bill Shires of StoneAge, Inc., in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the industrial cleaning community advising on safe practices and hands-free technology.
The 2023 Technology Award was presented to Aquajet Systems AB in recognition of their application of waterjet technology to concrete removal, particularly novel systems to control the movement of the lance. CEO Roger Simonsson accepted the award on behalf of Aquajet Systems.