PHCC Announces 2001 Convention Award Winners

October 11, 2001
RENO, NV — Numerous awards were presented at the 2001 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association convention held Sept. 12-16, 2001, held here in Reno.

The award winners included the following.

  • Bradford White industry scholarships: James Allen, Ohio; James Addessi, Rhode Island;
  • Col. George D. Scott Award: Robert Wark, Village Plumbing Co., Houston, TX;
  • Delta Apprentice of the Year: Paul Palusky, Saginaw, MN (sponsor — L. Carlson Bros. Plumbing & Heating, Duluth, MN);
  • Delta Plumbing Contractor of the Year: winner — Steven Heidler, Heidler Inc. Plumbing & Heating, Annapolis, MD; runners-up — Walter Woycik, Mystic, CT, and Colin Wunder, Howard, SD;
  • Delta Scholarship winners: Georgi Lynne Bienvenu, Metairie, LA; Anthony Brian Saccoccio, Bryan, TX; Matthew Morrone, Lowellville, OH; and Lindsay Anne Whitaker, Durham, NC;
  • Hvac Contractor award: Dick White, Repairs, Inc., South Bend, IN;
  • In-Sink-Erator Giveaway winners: grand prize winner — Amos Fox, Fox Plumbing Services, Inc., Sarasota, FL; state chapter credited with most ticket sales — PHCC Minnesota; and state chapter winner of special drawing — PHCC of New York;
  • PHCC Educational Foundation Industry Achievement award: Tom A. Dugan Sr. , Anaheim Manufacturing, Anaheim, CA;
  • PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship awards: Georgi Lynne Bienvenu, Metairie, LA (the Charles F. Hiley Sr., Scholarship); Anthony Brian Saccoccio, Bryan, TX; Matthew Morrone, Lowellville, OH; and Lindsay Anne Whitaker, Durham, NC;
  • PHCC Educational Foundation/Moen Golf Tournament winners: Paul Taecker, Andor, Inc./Taecker Plumbing & Heating, South Dakota; Jim and Tami Johnson, Tatro Plumbing, Kansas; and Bryan Stansell, Stamar, Inc., Georgia;
  • PHCC Educational Foundation/Moen Golf Tournament winner of set of clubs drawing: Kim Oliver, RJO Plumbing, Inc., San Diego, CA;
  • AEC Spectrum award: Gordon MacEwan, executive director of the Massachusetts PHCC;
  • AEC publication awards: local newsletter (0-75) Dorothy Reddy, Western New York PMCA;
  • State newsletter (0-75) Stacy Grewek, PHCC of Nebraska, “Nebraska News”;
  • State newsletter (0-200) Sherry Hernandez, PHCC of Nevada, “Plumbline”;
  • State magazine (0-75) Charles Mitchell, PHCC of Washington, “PHCC of Washington News”;
  • State magazine (76-200) Pam Luther, Florida PHCC, “PHCC Contractor”;
  • State magazine (201-plus) Nancy Jones, APHCC of Texas, “Texas Journal”;
  • State convention publication (0-75) Betty Gill, Tennessee PHCC;
  • State convention publication (76-200) Linda Lindsten, Oregon PHCC;
  • State convention publication (201-plus) Brenda Dant, Indiana PHCC;
  • NAPHCC Auxiliary Robert Cox Humanitarian award: first-place recruitment — Delaware; first-place image — New Jersey; second-place recruitment — Louisiana; second-place image — North Carolina; and honorable mentions — Illinois, Maryland, New Orleans, and Wisconsin;
  • NAPHCC Auxiliary Larry Dore Member of the Year award: winner — Anne Williams, Massachusetts; runners-up — Kitty Degli Obizzi, Delaware, and Jean Perlstein, New Jersey;
  • NAPHCC Auxiliary Scholarship awards: A.O. Smith award — Natalie Thurman, Minnesota; American Standard scholarship — David Batty, Pennsylvania; Ginny award — Kimberly Bienvenu, Louisiana; In Memory of Larry Parrielli — Christopher MacNeil, Massachusetts; and
  • NAPHCC Auxiliary 2001 State scholarship winners: Amy Marie Bombini and Jessica Browne, California; Peter Bowman, Connecticut; Erica Foster and Lindsey Ostafy, Delaware; Wendy Stanford and Christopher Jany, Illinois; Jamie Marie Kunkel, Indiana; Taylor Harlow, Amanda Buffat, and John Buffat, Kentucky; Rachel Dorsay and Kelly Graham, Massachusetts; Carl Zimmerman, Maryland; Amanda Kreifels, Nebraska; Lindsey Whitaker, North Carolina; Ross Maddalon, Joseph Gonella, Maria Gonella, and Emily Buehrle, New Jersey; Franklin Rotker, Seth Shapiro, and Karen Axelson, New York; Marci Ann Hickman, Ohio; Annarose Foley and David Batty, Pennsylvania; and Joseph Gumm and Ann Katherine Eberhardt, Wisconsin.