DHI - Awards

Door and Hardware Institute Award Recipents

Many individuals give of themselves tirelessly to our organization and industry, so it is important that they be duly recognized and honored, and more importantly, thanked for their efforts. The DHI Awards Committee determines who should be honored within our industry. Following is a list of past DHI Award Recipients:

Founders Award

The Institute's highest and most prestigious award recognizes significant and outstanding technical expertise and service to the Institute or to the architectural openings industry over an extended period of time.

This award is reserved for truly exceptional individuals who have unquestionably demonstrated outstanding service and/or technical expertise. To qualify, nominees must be one of the following: a distinguished consultant (DAHC or DCDC), a Fellow (FDHI), a recipient of the former Merrill Award, or a recipient of the former Leeser Award. Nominees shall have contributed to the industry in such a way as to render them role models to other members of the industry. Nominations are based on an extended period of service, not on an individual or isolated project or activity. Only one Founder's Award may be awarded each year. This award may be conferred posthumously.

*Richard A. Suminski, DAHC/CDC 2012
Charles F. Smith, Jr., FDHI 2011
*Frank J. Verge, DAHC/CDC 2010
Douglas E. Gerbing, AHC, FDHI, CSI 2009
Mark S. Hallgren, AHC, FDHI 2008
William H. Elliott, Jr., DAHC, FDHI 2007
John W. Manes, DAHC/EHC, FDHI 2006
Bob R. Boswell, DAHC, FDHI 2005
Susan P. Flowers, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI 2004
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI 2003
Richard J. Barnhard, DAHC/CDC, FDHI 2002
William A. Morris, DAHC 2001
*Ian R. Devine, FDHI 2000

Walter C. Watson, DAHC 1995
Vincent J. Scotti, AHC 1994
Weldon W. Nash, Jr., FCSI/CCS 1993
Donald L. Poe, DAHC 1992
Arthur V. Geringer, DAHC 1991
*Les G. Groves, DAHC, FDHI 1991
*John M. Wilson, DAHC 1988
*Werner Leeser 1986
*Frank Strong, Jr., DAHC 1985
*John F. Tsantes 1984
Hugo F. Jensen, DAHC 1983
John E. Bachand, DAHC/CDC 1982

John D. Redman, DAHC 1982
*Raymond C. Tartre, DAHC/CDC 1981
Vincent C. Braun, DCDC 1979
*Francis E. Traver, DAHC 1979
Ray S. Robinson, DAHC/CDC 1976
William B. McAuliffe, Jr., DAHC/CDC 1975
*Edward H. McCulloch, DAHC 1974
John B. Schoemer, DAHC 1969
Edward B. Veihmeyer, DAHC 1968
*Arthur H. Uhler, AHC 1967
*Robert A. Wesche, DAHC 1966
*George P. Merrill, DAHC 1965

Fellow DHI Award

The Fellow Award is the Institute’s second highest award based on service and is conferred on any DHI member who is deemed to have contributed significant and outstanding service to the Institute or to the architectural openings industry.

This award may be conferred on any DHI member who has been a contributing member for 10 or more years. Nominees shall have clearly demonstrated by their efforts and actions over an extended period of time that they have contributed significant and outstanding service to the Institute or the industry. This service shall have been rendered at the local, national or international level and shall have been consistent with DHI’s aims and objectives. A maximum of three Fellow DHI Awards per year may be awarded. Recipients may use "Fellow DHI" or "FDHI" as part of their title. This award cannot be conferred posthumously.

Richard J. Barnhard, DAHC/CDC, FDHI
Bob R. Boswell, DAHC, FDHI
*Ian R. Devine, FDHI
David R. Dupuis, AHC, FDAI, FDHI
William H. Elliott, Jr., DAHC, FDHI
Malcolm B. Eyre, CSC, FDHI
Susan P. Flowers, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI
Neal Frazier, AHC/CDC, FDHI
Dale P. Garrett, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI
Lee A. Garver, DAHC, FDHI
Douglas E. Gerbing, AHC, FDHI, CSI
Peggy E. Gordon, AHC, FDHI
Susan E. Gosney, FDHI
Lori A. Greene, AHC/CDC,FDAI,FDHI,CCPR
*Les G. Groves, DAHC, FDHI

August W. Hager, III, FDHI
Mark S. Hallgren, AHC, FDHI
Terry B. Hamlet, AHC, FDAI, FDHI
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI
Stephen R. Hildebrand, FDHI
Geoffrey D. Holmes, DAHC, FDHI
Stephen T. Hornyak, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI,CDT
Francis J. Hueber, AHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI
Charles R. Hummel, FDHI
Rick Liddell, FDHI
Edward B. Linaugh, Jr., FDHI
John W. Manes, AHC/EHC, FDHI

Ken J. Metzler, AHC, FDHI
Bryan R. Miles, FDHI
Rex E. Newcomer, AHC/CDC, FDHI, CDT
Kevin D. Orde, FDHI
Thomas R. Orihel, FDHI
Robert R. Perry, DAHC/CDC, FDHI, CCS
Joe R. Phillips, AHC, FDHI
John R. Picciotti, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI, CDT
James A. Russenberger, DAHC, FDHI
Scott A. Sabatini, AOC,CSI,FDAI,FDHI,CCPR
Charles F. Smith, FDHI
James A. Stevens, FDHI
James R. Tartre, CDC, FDHI
C. E. (Tom) Warren, FDHI
Michael J. Wendland, DAHC CDC, FDHI

Distinguished Consultant Award

This award is based on technical expertise and may be conferred on any DHI consultant member (AOC, AHC, EHC or CDC) with a minimum of 10 years as a contributing member of DHI.
Nominees shall have:

  • demonstrated a high degree of technical excellence and standards of performance of DHI consultants
  • contributed to the improvement and promotion of the body of knowledge of the door and hardware industry and/or
  • aided in the technological advancement of the industry. 

Nominations shall be made with approved procedures or as otherwise determined by the Board of Governors. A maximum of three Distinguished Consultant awards per year may be awarded and cannot be conferred posthumously.

Lawrence K. Adams, DAHC, CSI
John E. Bachand, DAHC/CDC
Bruce Barber, DAHC
*Norman F. Barber, DAHC
Richard J. Barnhard, DAHC/CDC, FDHI
J. L. Claude Barrette, DAHC
H. Stephen Bettge, DAHC, FDAI
Georges Boisjoli, DAHC
Anthony A. Boatman, DAHC/EHC, FDAI
Daniel G. Borkowicz, DAHC/CDC, CDT
Bob R. Boswell, DAHC, FDHI
H. Matt Bouchard, Jr., DAHC
Rene A. Bouchard, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR
*Vincent Braun, DCDC
*Frank D. Brown, DAHC
*Adon H. Brownell, DAHC
Robert A. Bullard, DAHC
Charles E. Charter, DAHC
*Charles E. Cheatham, Jr., DAHC
*Lucian A. Childs, DAHC
George A. Cofrank, DAHC
*Edward C. Cole, DAHC
Derek L. Collins, DAHC
*Kenneth C. Cornfield, DAHC
*T. E. Davidson, DAHC
Willard F. Deveneau, DAHC
*Dan O'H. Dickinson, DAHC
*Paul Easby-Smith, Sr., DAHC
Waller W. Elliott, Jr., DAHC
William H. Elliott, Jr., DAHC, FDHI
Douglas R. Ferguson, DAHC
J. R. Filson, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR
Susan P. Flowers, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI
*W. W. Fisher, DAHC
*Ray K. Forgay, DAHC
Dominick J. Gargano, DAHC
Dale P. Garrett, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI
Lee A. Garver, DAHC
Arthur V. Geringer, DAHC
J. Wilfred Grandmont, DAHC
*Les G. Groves, DAHC, FDHI
Michael N. Hallgren, DAHC
*Henry S. Hardin, DAHC
*Jean F. Hart, DAHC
*William R. Haverkampf, DAHC


*Daniel C. Hay, DAHC
*William J. Healy, DAHC
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI
*J. Harold Heston, Jr., DAHC
*Carl D. Himes, DAHC
*Robert D. Himes, DAHC
Claude Hollyfield, DAHC
Geoffrey D. Holmes, DAHC, FDHI
*Stanley O. Hooghkirk, DAHC
Stephen Hornyak, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI, CDT
Richard A. Hudnut, DAHC
*Karl H. Irmscher, DAHC
Paul W. Jackson, DAHC
Hugo F. Jensen, DAHC
*Clem H. Johnson, DAHC
James H. Johnson, DAHC/EHC
Robert A. Johnson, DAHC/CDC
*Joseph A. Jutzi, DAHC
Robert J. Jutzi, DAHC
*Paul F. Kelly, Sr., DAHC
Richard L. Kiefer, DAHC/CDC
Clarence H. King, Jr., DAHC
Jerry L. King, DAHC
Yvon Lariviere, DAHC
*Joseph G. Lesniak, DAHC
F. William Lewis, DAHC/CDC
*G. Leonard Lindquist, DAHC
David Loughran, DAHC/CDC
*Howard MacCarthy, Jr., DAHC
John W. Manes, DAHC/EHC, FDHI
Ben W. Matney, DAHC
*Walter H. McAninch, DAHC
William B. McAuliffe, DAHC/CDC
*Russell McBride, DAHC
Edward H. McCulloch, DAHC
*Robert J. McMann, DAHC
Alan D. McMurtrie, DAHC
*George P. Merrill, DAHC
*Clyde R. Millard, DAHC
*Robert O. Miller, DAHC
Thomas E. Morgan, DAHC
William A. Morris, DAHC
*W.D. Morrison, DAHC
Charles W. Mullins, DAHC
Edwin N. Naslund, DCDC

Hendrik J. Ombach, DAHC
Thomas B. O'Neill, DAHC
*M. Gaylord Orman, DAHC
Keith E. Pardoe, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, CDT
Robert R. Perry, DAHC/CDC, CCS
*Henry Peter, DAHC
John R. Picciotti, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI, CDT
Joseph J. Picciotti, Jr., DAHC
Donald L. Poe, DAHC
John D. Redman, DAHC
*Albert L. Reid, DAHC
Warren F. Reynders, DAHC
Ray S. Robinson, DAHC/CDC
*Mary Roth, DAHC
Thomas M. Rubright, DAHC, FDAI
Gerald M. Russell, DAHC
James A. Russenberger, DAHC, FDHI
Scott A. Sabatini, DAOC, CSI, CCPR, FDHI
*George P. Sargent, DAHC/CDC
*John R. Schocmer, DAHC
*Carl W. Seydell, DAHC
Richard O. Smith, DAHC
*Frank Strong, Jr., DAHC
*Richard A. Suminski, DAHC/CDC
*Raymond C. Tartre, DAHC/CDC
C. Robert Taylor, DAHC
David E. Thompson, DAHC
Edwin Toy, DAHC
*Francis E. Traver, DAHC
*George E. Tupper, DAHC
*Andrew J. Turner, DAHC
Richard H. Van DeWater, DAHC
Edward B. Veihmeyer, DAHC
*Frank J. Verge, DAHC/CDC
Louis J. Wandelear, DAHC
Walter C. Watson, III, DAHC
*Robert M. Waxman, AHC/DCDC
Michael J. Wendland, DAHC/CDC, FDHI
*Robert A. Wesche, DAHC
*George E. Wheatley, DAHC
*John M. Wilson, DAHC
Casimer W. Wojack, DAHC
Robert S. Wolfskehl, DAHC/EHC
Joseph M. Yatsinko, DAHC

Award of Merit

This award is reserved for presentation to any individual (member or non-member) who has rendered outstanding contributions to the advancement of the aims and objectives of the Institute and of the architectural openings industry in any capacity.

The service or contribution of this nominee may have been rendered at the local, regional, national or international level, but shall not be of sufficient significance to warrant nomination for the Fellow or Distinguished Consultant Awards. There is no maximum on the number of Awards of Merit conferred each year; this is to be determined at the discretion of the Awards Committee based on the number of worthy nominations each year. This award may be conferred posthumously.

H. Stephen Bettge, AHC, FDAI
Mark J. Berger
Jody Warden Boatman, AHC/EHC
Anthony A. Boatman, DAHC/EHC
H. Matt Bouchard, Jr., DAHC
Rene A. Bouchard, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR
Richard P. Calhoun, AHC
Lorraine H. Campagnolo, AHC
Jerry L. Cannon
Derek L. Collins, AHC
Robert R. Cullum, AHC
S. Carl Dean, AHC, CDT
Thomas P. Dooley, AHC/CDC
David R. Dupuis, AHC

Susan P. Flowers, DAHC/CDC, FDHI
James A. Furr, AHC
Susan Gerbing, AHC
Susan E. Gosney, FDHI
Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, CCPR
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI
Ira A. Hymowitz, AHC
Robert A. Johnson, DAHC/CDC
Robert C. Johnson, Jr., AHC
*Morris Karpen
Hank R. Krueger
George E. Krug, AHC, CDT
Jon R. Laing

*William G. Lugar, AHC
John W. Manes, DAHC/EHC, FDHI
Rex E. Newcomer, AHC/CDC, CDT
Robert Renaud
Charles T. Reid, AHC/CDC
William J. Ritchie, AOC
Helen Rose
Thomas M. Rubright, DAHC
Rachel Sama, AHC
John J. Simon, AHC
Paul Easby-Smith, Jr., AHC
Scott J. Tobias, AHC, CSI, CDT
James T. White, Jr., AHC/CDC

Pinnacle Award

The DHI Pinnacle Award recognizes affiliate organizations of the Door and Hardware Institute who have excelled in their efforts to help advance life safety and security in the built environment.

2011
Paul D. Martin

2010
Intertek


Mary Roth Award

This award is conferred to a DHI Chapter for presenting an outstanding chapter education program or series of programs.

The educational program or programs must occur at a chapter meeting and must be at least one hour in length. The topic must be industry-specific; and may have either a technical or management focus. In addition to uniqueness and creativity, organization of the program, including marketing and outline of the presentation, will be considered. This award is presented to the entire chapter, with a certificate given to the individual primarily responsible for organizing the program. There is no maximum on Mary Roth Awards per year.

2012
Hoosier Chapter
Puget Sound Chapter

2011
Ontario Chapter
New England Chapter

2010
Hoosier Chapter
Ontario Chapter

2009
New England Chapter

2008
New England Chapter
Sunshine Capter

2007
Arizona Chapter
New England Chapter
Ontario Chapter

2006
New England Chapter

2005
New England Chapter

2004
Alberta Rose Chapter

2003
Canadian Prairie Chapter
Lone Star South Chapter

2002
North Carolina Chapter
Ontario Chapter

2001
Buckeye Chapter
Great Lakes Chapter

Recognition of Outstanding Service and Involvement (ROSI)

Industry members lend their expertise to the Institute’s technical programs. This award recognizes the vital contributions that these knowledgeable individuals make.

5-Year Instructors
Anthony A. Boatman, DAHC, FDAI, EHC
David R. Gale, EHC
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI
Mark E. Lineberger, AHC, EHC
Joe Ambrosius
Paul G. Bailargeon, AHC
Jeffrey Batick
Jody Warden Boatman, AHC/EHC
Robert R. Cullum, AHC
John E. Crouse, CDC
Walter M. Eckles, AHC/CDC
David N. Edwards, AHC, CDT, CSI
J. R. Filson, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR
Katherine A. Flower, AHC/CDC
David R. Gale
Jason P. Gehrs, AHC
J. Philip Henk, AHC
Brad Hewlett, AHC/EHC
Geoffrey D. Holmes, DAHC, FDHI
Hal N. Kelton, AHC/CDC, CDT
Mark E. Linberger, AHC,EHC
Grant M. Loring, AHC/CDC, CDT
Alan D. McMurtrie, AHC
David Pedreira, AOC, CSI, CDT
Lloyd Seliber, CML, CDT
J. Roslyn Shender, AHC/CDC
Roger P. Skold, Jr., AHC
Mark Sorrenti, EHC
Robert S. Watson, AHC
Erin Wilson, AHC/CDC

10-Year Instructors
Anthony A. Boatman, DAHC/EHC, FDAI
Gordon E. Boyle, AHC
Mark Sorrenti, EHC
F. Gregory Drake, AHC, CSI
Walter M. Eckles, AHC/CDC
J.R. Filson, DAHC/CDC, CCPR, CPP
Katherine A. Flower, AHC/CDC
David R. Gale, EHC
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI
Brad Hewlett, AHC/EHC
Hal N. Kelton, AHC/CDC, CDT
Richard L. Kiefer, DAHC/CDC, CSI
Al McMurtrie
Alan D. McMurtrie, AHC
Sarah Russell
Dale E. Schawitsch, AHC

15-Year Instructors
Scott D. Baker, AHC
Rene A. Bouchard, DHAC/CDC, FDAI, CCPR
Connie L. Boyeskie, AHC, CDT
Donald L. Hann, Jr., AHC
Daniel J. Heinz, DAOC, FDHI
Jon D. Hellberg, AHC
Sally Kopp, AHC, CDT

20-Year Instructors
H. Matt Bouchard, Jr., DAHC
William H. Elliott, Jr., DAHC, FDHI
Waller W. Elliott, Jr., DAHC
Lee A. Garver, DAHC, FDHI
James Dwight Goodson, AHC
Robert J. Jutzi, DAHC
John L. Schum
Richard O. Smith, DAHC
Frank J. Verge, DAHC/CDC
Stephen T. Hornyak, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI

25-Year Instructors
H. Stephen Bettge, DAHC, FDAI
Walter Elliott, Jr.
Hendrik J. Ombach, DAHC
John R. Picciotti, DAHC, FDAI, FDHI, CDT

30-Year Instructors

H. Stephen Bettge, DAHC, FDAI
Bob R. Boswell, DAHC, FDHI
Robert R. Perry, DAHC/CDC, CCS
Thomas M. Rubright, DAHC


Graders

H. Stephen Bettge, DAHC, FDAI- 20 years
Daniel G. Borkowicz, DAHC/CDC, CDT - 30 years
Bob R. Boswell, DAHC, FDHI - 25 years
Ronald D. DeJarnette, AHC/CDC - 10 years
William W. Dubuis, AHC - 15 years
Lee A. Garver, DAHC, FDHI-15 years
Claude Hollyfield, DAHC - 25 years
Richard L. Kiefer, AHC/CDC, CSI-5 years
Robert E. Kuster, Jr., AHC -10 years
William A. Morris, DAHC - 20 years
Weldon W. Nash, Jr., FCSI, CCS - 20 years
Hendrik J. Ombach, DAHC - 20 years
Joseph M. Yatsinko, DAHC - 25 years

Robert G. Ryan Editorial Awards

This award is presented to the best volunteer authors of any article in Doors and Hardware magazine written from May 1 through March 31 each year. Articles cover either technical or business-related topics.

2012
Steve Adams - 1st Place Technical
Judy Landwehr, LEED Green Associate - 2nd Place Technical

2
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Mark J. Berger - 1st Place Technical
Steve Farley, CSI, CDT, LEED GA - 2nd Place Technical
Tim Petersen, LEED AP - 2nd Place Technical

2010
Matthew Harris, AHC - 1st Place Technical
Dan Hogan - 2nd Place Technical

2009
Tim Petersen, LEED AP- 1st Place Technical
Jerry Razwick - 2nd Place Technical

2008
Mark J. Berger - 1st Place Technical



2007
Kurt Roeper - 1st Place Technical
Tim Petersen, LEED AP- 2nd Place Technical

2006
Douglas E. Gerbing, AHC, FDHI, CSI - 1st Place Technical
Tim Petersen - 2nd Place Technical

2005
Douglas E. Gerbing, AHC, FDHI, CSI - 1st Place Technical
Richard W. Owen - 2nd Place Technical

2004
Mark J. Berger - 1st Place Technical
Susan P. Flowers, DAHC/CDC, FDAI, FDHI- 2nd Place Technical
D. J. Vanas - 1st Place Business
Thomas A. Harris - 2nd Place Business>



Retired DHI Awards

• Werner M. Leeser Memorial Award (Outstanding Non-Consultant)

Past Winners:
H. Thomas Patton, Jr., 1990
*William R. Snyder 1991
Edward B. Linaugh Jr., FDHI, 1992
John W. West, 1992
Donald L. King, 1993

• George P. Merrill Memorial Award (Outstanding Consultant)

Past Winners:
*Carl S. Bauman, AHC 1965
*Adon H. Brownell, HAHC 1965
*John R. Schoemer, DAHC 1965
*Mary Roth, DAHC 1967
*Tom R. Felts, AHC 1969
Herbert C. Dill, AHC 1970
William B. McAuliffe Jr., DAHC/CDC 1970
David E. Thompson, DAHC 1970
*Thomas A. Morris, DAHC 1971
*A.E. Gray, Jr., AHC 1972
Richard A. Hudnut, DAHC 1973
*Karl H. Irmscher, DAHC 1973
Frank L. Falletta, AHC 1975
*John M. Wilson, DAHC 1975
Robert A. Bullard, DAHC 1976
Hugo F. Jensen, DAHC 1976
*George P. Sargent, DAHC/CDC 1978
Casimer W. Wojack, DAHC 1978
*Donald T. Breese, AHC, CDT 1982
Raymond C. Chadwick, AHC 1982
Dominick J. Gargano, DAHC 1982
David L. White, AHC 1983
Jack E. Hildum, PE, AHC/CDC 1984
*Thomas N. Rogers, AHC 1984
H. Stephen Bettge, AHC 1985
Duane H. Bruch, AHC 1985
*Milton Spool, AHC 1985
George A. Cofrank, DAHC 1986
*Vincent Braun, DCDC 1988
*Donald T. Breese, AHC, CDT 1988
Devar L. Beatty, AHC 1989
Doris G. Taylor, AHC 1990
*Harry L. Girtman, AHC 1990
Patricia Smith, AHC, CSI, CCPR 1990
H. Matt Bouchard, Jr., DAHC 1992
*M. Gaylord Orman, DAHC 1992
*Edward H. McCulloch, DAHC 1993
René A. Bouchard, AHC/CDC, CCPR 1994
J. Vance McBride, AHC 1994
J. Dwight Goodson, AHC 1995
Michael N. Hallgren, DAHC 1995
*Richard A. Graf, AHC 1996
Lorraine H. Campagnolo, AHC 1999

• W. S. Haswell Memorial Award (Outstanding Distributor)
• Richard A. Hudnut Award (Outstanding Student in AH4 classes)
• Outstanding Sales Agency Award

* Deceased