Special Recognition Award

Special Recognition Award

Each year, since 1985, ARRA has presented special recognition awards to deserving public officials for their overall professional contribution to & their recognition & promotion of the asphalt recycling & reclaiming industry. Past recipients are:

Cold In-Place Recycling

Dale D. Allen, Oregon DOT (1986)
Douglas I. Hanson, New Mexico State Highway Dept. (1987)
Dean A. Steward, Kansas DOT (1988)
Charley E. Johnson, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona (1989)
Larry R. Mattusch, Clinton County, Iowa (1989)
Donald W. Anderson, South Dakota DOT (1991)
Graham Zeisner, Reg.l Municipality Ottawa-Carleton (1992)
Curt Turgeon, Minnesota DOT (1993)
Robert K. Simmering, Muscatine County, Iowa (1994)
Robert L. Gumbert, PE, Tama County, Iowa (1996)
Gary Shaw, Grey County, Ontario (1997)
Stephen A. Cross, Ph.D., P.E., University of Kansas (1999)
Brian Knox, P.E., County of Bruce, Ontario (2000)
Bronson Moore, Fulton County Highway Department (2001)
William H. Mathies, David Budd, Michigan DOT (2002)
Dave Laurie, Director of Public Works & Mike Alcock, Civil Engineering Technologist (2014)


Charles R. Valentine Award for Excellence in Cold In-Place Recycling
Albert H. Rascoe, PE, Clinton Co. Highway Dept., NY (2003)
N. David Langlois, Clinton Co. Highway Dept., NY (2003)
David A. Eller, Colorado DOT (2004)
Kaye M. Bieniek, Olmsted County, Minnesota (2005)
Joe Schroer, Missouri DOT (2006)
Tom Kazmierowski, Ministry Transportation Ontario (2008)
Souri Amirani, City of Santa Ana, California (2011)
Amy Schoonover, P.E., City of Charlotte, Michigan (2012)
Chris Traini, County Engineer – Roads, Middlesex County, London, Ontario, Canada (2014)
John McClelland, Director of Public Works - County of Perth, Ontario, Canada (2018)
Brian Diefenderfer, Associate Principal Research Scientist, Virginia Transportation Research Council(2019)

John A. Miller Award for Excellence in Cold Planing
George Muscato, Nevada DOT (1991)
Bruce Kolwicz, City of Milford, CT (2008)

Full-Depth Reclamation
Robert L. Fruggiero, Rhode Island DOT (1989)
G.J. Russo, Massachusetts Port Authority (1990)
Michael A. Mastropietro, Rensselaer County, NY (1991)
E.J. Romero, Jr., City of Port Arthur, Texas (1992)
Robert S. Korba, Tioga County, New York (1993)
William Shane, PE, Town of Yarmouth, Maine (1994)
Timothy VonNeida, Chemung County, New York (1995)
Paul Cassillo, Dutchess County, New York (1997)
Bill Mitchell. Brown & Mitchell Inc., Gulfport, MS (1998)
Chris Bauserman, Delaware County Engineer, Ohio (2001)
Jeffrey Seaton, Victoria Co. Eng. Lindsay, Ontario (2001)
Mic Dahlberg, Chisago County Public Works, Maine (2002)
R. Wayne Young, CET, CRS, Town of Innisfil, ON, (2003)
Frank S. Bland, Jr., PE, Dist. 4 South Carolina DOT (2004)
William J. Monstrola, PennDOT, District 12-0 (2005)
Joseph F. Peterson, PE, California DOT (2006)
Philip L. Koeberlein, P.E., Cummins Engineering (2007)
Henry Hawkins, Chamber County, Alabama
Ken Longo, Manchester, Connecticut (2012)
Ben Kester, C.E.T., CRS-S,  The Township of Uxbridge (2014)
Robert Lee, P.E., Director of Flexible Pavements, Texas Department of Transportation (2018)
Duane Alverson, County Engineer, Lake County Highway Department (2019)

Soil Stabilization
Tim Antley, Dennis Corporation (2008)
Michael Lemens, P.E., Kenosha, Wisconsin (2012)
Robert Lee, P.E., Director of Flexible Pavements, Texas Department of Transportation (2018)
Tom Soucy, Deputy County Engineer for the Cass County, ND, Highway Department (2019)

Hot In-Place Recycling
Joseph C. Goldhammer, San Diego County, CA (1986)
Lewis M. Gurley, Pennsylvania DOT (1986)
J. Bradley Kutzner, City of Poway, California (1987)
Richard Wyatt, Oklahoma DOT (1987)
Harlan Ritchie, City of Regina, Saskatchewan (1988)
Robert C. Mills, Federal Aviation Administration, OK (1989)
William D. Dunham, City of Peoria, Illinois (1990)
Pete Ragone, County of Suffolk, New York (1991)
Raymond S. Cachares, City of Chicago, Illinois (1992)
L.D. Johnson, City of La Verne, California (1993)
Mike Bishop, BC Ministry of Transportation & Hwys (1994)
Carl L. Landon, Orange County, Florida (1996)
John F. Wollenhaupt, Massachusetts Highway Dept. (1997)
Mac MacKenzie, City of Nanaimo, British Columbia (1998)
Viren Shah, P.E., City of Fontana, California (1999)
Michael Bettenhausen, Village of Tinley Park, Illinois (2009)
Cook County Illinois Highway Department (2011)
Orange County Public Works, Orange County, Florida (2012)
William Johnson, Commissioner, City of Atlanta, GA, Department of Public Works (2018)
Jim Rollins, Director of the Department of Public Works, Town of Winchester, Connecticut (2019)

Hot Recycling

Donald Carey, Louisiana DOT (1986)
F.P. de Groot, City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1987)
Maureen Kindel, City of Los Angeles, California (1987)
Gale C. Page, Florida DOT (1988)
John DiRenzo, Venice, Florida (1990)
Charles H. Little, Texas State Dept. of Hwys & Public Trans. (1991)
Papkin Hovasapian, City of Los Angeles, California (2001)

General
Jack L. Baker, Pennsylvania DOT (1985)
Wade Betenson, Utah DOT (1985)
Myron D. Calkins, City of Kansas of City, Missouri (1985)
George de Chellis, City of Beverly Hills, California (1985)
Glenn Harris, City of Vallejo, California (1985)
Steven E. Kaar, City of Naperville, Illinois (1985)
Stanley E. Scholl, City of Santa Ana, California (1985)
Thomas Scrimsher, CALTRANS (1985)
David G. Snider, City of Springfield, Missouri (1985)
*George Swier, City of Bloomington, Illinois (1985)
Oral Taylor, City of El Dorado, Kansas (1985)
H.E. Wallace, Kansas DOT (1985)
Dean Testa, Kansas DOT (1990)
Nicholas Santora, Schenectady County, New York (1995)

Cold Planing
Robert L. Bergman, Palatine Township, Illinois (1986)
Vito Sciscioli, City of Syracuse, New York (1987)
Thomas F. Hart, County of Ulster, New York (1988)
Joseph S. Provost, Town of Ramapo, New York (1989)
William E. Page, Alabama DOT (1990)

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