Unsung Hero Award
The APAI Unsung Hero Award is presented annually at the Winter Conference to an individual who volunteers to go the “extra mile” on behalf of the association, the Indiana asphalt industry and all APAI members firms. The recipient is selected by the APAI Executive Director and confirmed by the Board of Directors President. Often, he or she is a member of an APAI committee or task force. The award can be bestowed either for a successfully concluded special project or in recognition of an extended period of service to the association and industry.
Ryan Shotts – 2018
For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as chairman of the APAI Workforce Development Committee in launching APAI’s partnership with FFA.
Tom Partipilo – 2017
E & B Paving
For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as chairman of the APAI Conference Planning Committee.
Dudley Bonte – 2016
Rieth-Riley Construction, APAI staff
For meritorious volunteer service to the Association during his industry career on the APAI Technical Committee and, in retirement, as staff Technical Director.
Jay Smitley – 2015
For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as chairman of the APAI Scholarship Committee.
Gerry Huber – 2014
The Heritage Group
For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as a volunteer presenter for “lunch and learns” provided to LPA’s and consultant engineering firms.