Each year at Connections, awards are presented to individuals in recognition of the leadership, humanitarian and industry efforts they put forth. This year's lunch banquet ceremony highlighted some truly unique and deserving individuals.
LAS VEGAS – Each year at Connections, awards are presented
to individuals in recognition of the leadership, humanitarian and industry
efforts they put forth. This year’s lunch banquet ceremony spotlighted some
truly unique individuals.
Joe Kowalski accepting for the late Ed York
The Industry Connections Award
was presented posthumously to Ed York in recognition of his decades-long
efforts to forge connections and partnerships between the cleaning and
restoration industry and other industries.
(l-r) Paul Thompson and Craig Kersemeier
Paul Thompson was honored with the Connections
Kenway Mead Leadership Award
for his vision, leadership and
tireless energy on behalf of the cleaning and restoration industry on a
regional, national and international level.
(l-r) Cary Adler and ICS Publisher Evan Kessler
And finally, the ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph
Bloss Humanitarian Award
, an award that “honors members of the
floor care industry whose compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership and creativity
produce significant and outstanding benefits for mankind,” was awarded to Cary
Adler of Fourstar Cleaning & Restoration in Fremont, Calif.