ICS Magazine

Connections Awards Recognize Industry Standouts

September 11, 2009
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.