Orem, Utah - The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced the nominees for its annual awards. The ISFA awards are chosen by association members, and given to those in the industry who have distinguished themselves through creativity, innovative contributions to the industry, public service or other noteworthy activities.. The winners will be announced at ISFA’s Annual Member Meeting to be held on August 22, 2012, in Atlanta in conjunction with the International Woodworking Fair (IWF).

Nominated for top honors, the Hall of Fame Award, were industry veterans Jack Hussey, of Jack’s Custom Woodworking in Woburn, Mass., and Chuck Sawyer, an industry consultant who has worked with such companies as Formica, Fountainhead and, most recently, Basix, to name a few. The Hall of Fame award is given to the individual who has in the course of his/her career, made significant contributions to the decorative surfacing industry, and has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of ISFA.

Hussey was an early adapter to solid surface, now having run his business for more than 40 years, and has been a member of ISFA since the beginning. He is a strong advocate for the association and leads by example. Hussey has served as a past state coordinator for ISFA, has always been an innovator in the surfacing industry, and was the 2001 winner of the ISFA Fabricator of the Year Award. Sawyer has worked in the industry for many years, pioneering work in fabrication, warranty and training. He has held many roles at ISFA throughout the years and has been a leader to many. He repeatedly volunteers his time and effort in the service of ISFA and the industry as a whole.

Nominated for the ISFA Fabricator of the Year are Ted Sherrit, of Floform in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, Steve Stoddard, of Advanced Surfaces in Corry, Pa., Ray St. Gelais, of TWD Surfaces in Bridgewater, Mass., and Jack Hussey, once again of Jack’s Custom Woodworking in Woburn, Mass. The Fabricator of the Year award is given to an individual of a fabricator member company that in the past year has best exemplified the ISFA ideals of quality, innovation, character and exemplary service to ISFA and/or the decorative surfacing industry, with overall excellence.

Nominated for the ISFA Associate of the Year Award are Cosentino, of Stafford, Texas, and U.S. Surface Warehouse, of Austin, Texas. The Associate of the Year Award is given to an associate member company that in the past year has best exemplified the role of servicing the needs of fabricator member companies, and who has best supported ISFA in all activities.

Nominated for the ISFA Innovator Award are Karran, in Vincennes, Ind., EOS Surfaces, in Portsmouth, Va., and InPro Corporation, in Muskego, Wis. The Innovator Award is for the member firm or individual who goes outside the box to create a product or system that enhances the life or elevates the role of the surface fabricator.

Nominated for the ISFA Envision Award are Rick Wing, of R.D. Wing Enterprises in Kirkland, Wash., and Harry Hollander, of Moraware in Reno, Nev. The Envision Award is given to the member firm or individual that excels in creating something imaginative and special for the surfacing industry.

ISFA’s Annual Member Meeting, where the award winners will be announced, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. August 22, 2012, at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, in conjunction with IWF. It is open to all industry personnel and will be followed by a networking event. RSVP to meg@isfanow.org or by phone at 877-464-7732 is requested.

For more information on the nominees, the awards or ISFA’s Annual Member Meeting, please contact ISFA Communications Director Kevin Cole at kevin@isfanow.org.

Source: ISFA

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