2016-2017 Honors & Awards Committee Chair

Jeff Muffat

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Established by resolution of the Board of Directors in 2013, the Richard C. Scherr Award is presented annually to an individual who works or worked in the business community. It recognizes his/her contributions to the Association and accomplishments in the field of environmental protection. To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been employed by industry and a member of A&WMA for at least 15 years and must have made sincere, constant, and unselfish efforts to develop or increase interest in, or acceptance of, the cause of environmental excellence in the business community. The award is not limited to any specific environmental area of business. The nominator must also be a current A&WMA member.

To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been employed by industry and a member of A&WMA for at least 15 years and must have made sincere, constant, and unselfish efforts to develop or increase interest in, or acceptance of, the cause of environmental excellence in the business community. The award is not limited to any specific environmental area of endeavor.

Richard C. Scherr spent most of his professional life devoted to environmental issues of interest to the Industry that employed him. He held various leadership roles at Procter & Gamble Company, Chemical Waste Management, and Vibra Finish Company, among others.  Throughout his career he supported A&WMA and promoted the Association within the business community.  He served as the Association’s President during 1986-87.  At the time of A&WMA’s financial crisis in 2000, he took over as the Association’s Executive Director.  He was successful in bringing the Association to a healthy financial condition before resigning his position in 2006 due to health issues.

Any Association member can make nominations for this award.

2014 George Offen

 


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