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Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award

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The namesakes of the Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award are shown in this illustration.
  • Awarded annually since 1968 (oldest award given by ACPA).
  • Presented to individuals or organizations for unparalleled, long-term commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community.
  • This award was originally named in honor of Harold Hartmann. In 1987, Robert Hirschman’s name was added to the award and Ed Egan’s name was added in 2007.
  • Nominations may be made by any member of ACPA.
  • Selected by a vote of ACPA's Board of Directors.

Also see other ACPA Awards.

Recipients

Don Detwiler, 2018 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award recipient.
Mike Darter, 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award recipient.
Doug Pitcock, 2016 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award recipient.
Gary Godbersen, 2015 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award recipient.
John Eisenhour accepts the 2014 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award from Ron Meskis, Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc.
James A. Duit, 2013 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award recipient.
Gordon Smith, 2012 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award recipient.


2010's

  • 2018—Don Detwiler, Chairman, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., for technology advancement and resultant high quality of concrete pavements, the award recognizes his distinguished career and lifelong service to ACPA and the concrete pavement industry; his leadership as 1979 Chairman of the Board; and his role in forming the first ACPA-affiliated chapter in the northeastern United States.
  • 2017—Michael I. Darter, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois, for innovation, leadership, teaching, and mentoring in the field of civil engineering, as well as for his advancement of technology that has resulted in countless numbers of high-quality concrete pavements.
  • 2016 - James D. “Doug” Pitcock, Jr., Owner, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Williams Brothers Construction Company, Houston, for his leadership in the transportation-construction industry, as well as one of the largest concrete paving contractors in the United States
  • 2015 - Gary Godbersen, President & CEO, GOMACO Corporation, for more than 50 years of support of the American Concrete Pavement Association, and for vision, inventiveness, and many innovations in concrete paving equipment and accessories.
  • 2014 - John E. Eisenhour, National Sales Manager, Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc., Ripon, Calif., for more than 50 years of dedication and commitment to the art and science of concrete pavement construction.
  • 2013 - James (Jim) Duit, President of Duit Construction Co., Inc. - For 45 years of innovation and successful construction of concrete pavements, as well as selfless dedication and tireless advocacy on behalf of the industry and the American Concrete Pavement Association.
  • 2010 – Patrick R. Nolan – Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. – For dedication, leadership, creativity, and faith in guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association, and for the integrity that defined his career and will remain his legacy.

2000's

  • 2009 – James M. Shilstone, Sr. – The Shilstone Companies, Inc. – For singlehandedly changing the concrete pavement industry’s understanding of aggregate gradation for quality pavement construction, and creating the awareness that aggregates are a primary factor in mixture constructability, reliability and economy.
  • 2006 – Edward Egan – Northern Con-Agg, Inc. – For outstanding leadership and dedication to advancing the use of concrete pavements, as well as for guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association and the concrete pavement industry through sound vision and the tireless pursuit of quality.
  • 2005 – William R. Cape (posthumously) – James Cape & Sons Construction Company – For peerless innovation, leadership, vision, tenacity, and drive. As a leader, teacher, mentor, and friend to many in the concrete pavement industry, the pursuit of quality and excellence were both his life’s work and his passion.
  • 2004 – Donald E. Beuerlein – Koss Construction Company – For shaping and guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association and for countless contributions that have resulted in world-class quality embodying the best of the past, present, and future of the concrete pavement industry.
  • 2002 – Leet E. Denton – Denton Enterprise, Inc. – For more than 40 years of outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to advancing the use of PCC Pavements, as well as for shaping and guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association and the concrete pavement industry through sound vision, bold ideas, and the tireless pursuit of quality.
  • 2001 – Richard E. Forrestel – Cold Springs Construction Company – For over 50 years of outstanding leadership, tireless service, promotion and dedication to advancing the use and roles of PCC Pavements and serving as ACPA Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1983.
  • 2000 – M. Lee Powell, III – President, APAC – Georgia, Inc. – Ballenger Paving Division – Over forty years of leadership, tireless service and dedication to advancing the use and roles of PCC Pavements and twice serving as ACPA Chairman of the Board of Directors.

1990's

  • 1999 – James Mays – T.L. James Company (retired) – For his leadership and dedication to the concrete pavement industry, tireless promotion of concrete pavements, equipment innovations, and his well-established track record for quality concrete pavement projects.
  • 1998 – Denny BrushWisconsin Concrete Pavement Association – In recognition of his leadership in developing thickness design procedures for concrete airfields, highways and local roads and for expanding the transportation community’s knowledge of concrete pavement engineering.
  • 1997 – Robert G. PackardAmerican Concrete Pavement Association – In recognition of his leadership in developing design procedures for concrete airfields, highways and local roads and for expanding the transportation community’s knowledge of concrete pavement engineering.
  • 1994 – Roger A. Minnich – Minnich-Maginniss Mfg. – For 40 years of customer service to the concrete pavement industry, and for providing contractors with ideas and knowledge to help them solve their vibration problems.
  • 1992 – Ronald M. Guntert, Sr. (posthumously) – Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div. – Manufacturer, inventor, innovator, for his personal devotion and years of dedication and involvement in the concrete pavement industry.
  • 1991 – Harold W. Godbersen – GOMACO Corporation (Posthumously) – Contractor, manufacturer, inventor, for his personal devotion and years of dedication and involvement to the concrete pavement industry.

1980's

  • 1989 – J. C. Mikulanec – Central Paving Corporation – For the development of the "Fast Track" paving concept.
  • 1988 – William Feltz – Andersen Concrete Co. – For the development of the AASHTO Computer Program.
  • 1987 – Robert E. Hirschman – Elderlee, Inc. – For service and dedication to the Association as President, Past President and Secretary/Treasurer.
  • 1986 – Thomas Wilson, Jr. – Southern Roadbuilders, Inc. (Posthumously) – Strong Association supporter and industry leader.
  • 1985 – ACPA Staff – Given in appreciation of contributions made during their time of employment with ACPA.
  • 1984 – Wisconsin DOT – Received for recognition of Wisconsin I-90 - 94 recycling project.
  • 1983 – Gordon K. Ray – Presented for dedication of entire professional career to the promotion of concrete pavements.
  • 1982 – Georgia Department of Transportation – Presented for leadership in developing and conducting a positive program of PCC pavement restoration.

1970's

  • 1979 – S. J. Groves – Brown & Lambrecht and Denton Construction Co. – Selected for outstanding achievement in exhibiting fortitude required for development of the low bid on this, the largest roadway contract ever awarded in the United States and for the professional manner in which the joint venture mobilized equipment, procured materials, and successfully completed the first year's construction on schedule.
  • 1978 – Iowa Department of Transportation – Selected for outstanding achievement in concrete paving technology.
  • 1977 – Gene Marter – Material Service Corporation and Dick Wehrli – Easy Street Construction Company – Received for their inventive leadership in co-chairing the ACPA Pave-In II street paving seminar at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
  • 1976 – Glen E. Perkins – Quad City Construction Company - Received for inventive leadership in developing the first production version of the slipform paver.
  • 1975 – Harry S. Curlin – Southern Roadbuilders, Inc. – Received for leadership in developing the econocrete concept.
  • 1974 – Illinois State Toll Highway Authority – Given in recognition of the innovative design concepts developed for the 69 mile extension of the Illinois East-West Tollway between Aurora and Rock Falls.
  • 1973 – Zachry-South Prairie – Given in recognition of excellence in management, scheduling, and construction.
  • 1972 – George C. Koss – Koss Construction Company (Posthumously) - Biggest promoter of concrete pavements in the Midwest.
  • 1971 – The Pave-In Team – Construction of a mile of concrete pavement presented to the County free of charge using own design and specifications to illustrate cost saving ideas for upgrading low traffic roads with concrete pavement.
  • 1970 – Denton Construction Company – Activities in promotion of concrete; Development of new ideas, methods and design of concrete pavement; and Outstanding job performance.


1960's

  • 1969 – Bill Swisher – CMI Corporation – Manufacturer of Automated Fine Grader.
  • 1968 – James W. Johnson – Iowa Highway Commission Testing Lab. – Inventor of the Slip Form Paver.