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Award of Recognition

The CSSBI Award of Recognition is intended to pay tribute to an individual or company who by their efforts have furthered the goals of the Institute, expanded the scope of sheet steel in construction and improved the quality of the construction industry in Canada. The individual or company has accomplished the above criteria without regard to personal or corporate gains but with the good of the industry and the Institute as a focus.

Reinhold M. Schuster Graduate Scholarship

The establishment of the Reinhold Schuster Graduate Scholarship in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering honours an important scholar, and teacher, the pre-eminent expert in cold-formed steel in Canada, and will make an important and visible contribution to the education of this country's future leaders.

Mr. Michael B. Moore

Mr. Michael B. Moore

June 2018 Award of Recognition

The 2018 CSSBI Award of Recognition was awarded at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 10th, 2018 in Mont-Tremblant, QC, to Mr. Michael B. Moore (left) of ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. Michael's contributions to the CSSBI were many and we thank him for his years of service to the Institute.

Mr. Jamie Robertson

Mr. Jamie Robertson

June 2017 Award of Recognition

The 2017 CSSBI Award of Recognition was awarded at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 3rd, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, to Mr. Jamie Robertson (left). Jamie is the President and CEO of Agway Metals Inc. He is also a great supporter of the CSSBI and was the President of the CSSBI from 2005-2007.

Mr. Bryan Hernandez

Mr. Bryan Hernandez

June 2016 Award of Recognition

The 2016 CSSBI Award of Recognition was awarded posthumously at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 12th, 2016 in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, NB, to Mr. Bryan Hernandez. Bryan worked for many years at Steelway Building Systems in Aylmer, ON and was an integral part of their success. He was also a great supporter of the CSSBI serving over the years on many committees in various roles ranging from Chair to President of the CSSBI from 2013-2015.

Mr. Larry Mills

Mr. Larry Mills

June 2015 Award of Recognition

The 2015 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 14th, 2015 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, to Mr. Larry Mills. Larry was present with his wife Sheila Morgan to accept this award recognizing his contributions to the CSSBI and the Canadian sheet steel industry over many years. Larry is currently working in sales for Leland Industries, a prominent Canadian manufacture of fasteners located in Markham, ON. The photo shows Larry (right) being presented with the award by
Dr. Steven Fox, General Manager of the CSSBI.

Mr. John Rice

Mr. John Rice

June 2014 Award of Recognition

The 2014 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 1st, 2014 in Calgary, AB, to Mr. John Rice. John was present with his wife Janet to accept this award recognizing his many contributions to the CSSBI and the Canadian sheet steel industry over many years. John has worked for Bailey Metal Products since 1979 in sales, R&D and product development roles. He has been very effective in developing products that improved the performance of steel framing materials while finding
creative solutions for the metal framing trades.

Dr. Steven Fox

Dr. Steven Fox

June 2013 Award of Recognition

The 2013 CSSBI Award of Regognition was presented to Dr. Steven Fox at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 9th, 2013 held in Halifax, NS. Steve was present with his wife Wendy to accept this award for his contributions to the CSSBI and the Canadian sheet steel industry over many years. Steve is the current General Manager of the Institute and has worked for the CSSBI since 1982. The photo shows Steve (right) being presented with the award by Mr. Mike Fox of Roll Form Group, current President of the CSSBI.

Mr. Ken de Souza

Mr. Ken de Souza

June 2012 Award of Recognition

The 2012 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented to Mr. Ken de Souza at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 11th, 2012 in Ottawa, ON. Ken was present with his wife Manuela to accept this award for his contributions to the CSSBI and the Canadian sheet steel industry over many years. Until earlier this year Ken was the Manager, Consuming Industries Products of ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton , ON.

Kevin Van Ootegham

Kevin Van Ootegham

2009 - 2010 Scholarship

The 2009-2010 scholarship was awarded to Kevin Van Ootegham. Kevin completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2008. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Applied Science degree at the University of Waterloo, with Dr. Lei Xu and the Cold-Formed Steel Research Group, in the Department of Civil Engineering. He is the current recipient of an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2009-2010) as well as the University of Waterloo, President's Graduate Scholarship (2009-2010)

Mr. James Urquhart

Mr. James Urquhart

June 2011 Award of Recognition

The 2011 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented to Mr. James Urquhart at the CSSBI 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting banquet held on June 12th, 2011 in Whistler, BC. Jim was present with his wife Elaine to accept this award for his contributions to the CSSBI and the Canadian sheet steel industry over the past 25 years. Until recently, Jim was the General Manager of SFS intec's Canadian operations located in Waterdown, ON. The photo shows Jim (left) being presented with the award by Mr. Jamie Robertson (right) of Agway Metals, past President of the CSSBI.

Mr. Russ Edwards

Mr. Russ Edwards

June 2010 Award of Recognition

The 2010 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented to Mr. Russ Edwards at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet on June 8th, 2010 held in Québec, QC. Russ is Chairman of WGI Westman Group Inc., a group of companies composed of Meridian Manufacturing Group, Sakundiak Equipment, Behlen Industries LP, Westman Steel, TS Metals and Canada Culvert. Russ was present with his wife Edna and members of his management team to accept this award for his contributions to the CSSBI and the Canadian sheet steel industry for the past 34 years.

Mr. René Laplante

Mr. René Laplante

June 2009 Award of Recognition

The 2009 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented to Mr. René Laplante at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet on June 28th, 2009 held in St. John's, Newfoundland. René is the CEO of Ideal Roofing Co. Ltd. who are manufacturers of roofing and siding products since 1929. He was recognized for his contributions to the Institute and the Canadian sheet steel industry for the past 25 years.

Mr. Ron Danielsen

Mr. Ron Danielsen

June 2008 Award of Recognition

The 2008 CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented to Mr. Ron Danielsen at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet on June 8th, 2008. Ron currently works for Behlen Industries and has been involved with the CSSBI for almost 30 years. He was recognized for his many contributions to the Institute and the Canadian sheet steel industry. The photo shows Ron (right) being presented with the award by Mr. Angelo Sarracini of Bailey Metal Products, current President of the CSSBI.

Mr. Glen White

Mr. Glen White

June 2006 Award of Recognition

The CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented at the June Annual Meeting to Mr. Glen White. Unfortunately Glen was unable to attend the ceremony but the award was accepted on his behalf by his son Jason White.

Mr. Gil Campeau

Mr. Gil Campeau

June 2005 Award of Recognition

The CSSBI Award of Recognition was presented at the June Annual Meeting to Mr. Gil Campeau. The photo shows the award being presented to Gil (left) by the President of the CSSBI, Mr. Jamie Robertson of Agway Metals (right). Gil is joined by his wife, Heather.

Dr. Reinhold Schuster

Dr. Reinhold Schuster

November 2004 Award of Recognition

The photo shows the Award being presented to Dr. Reinhold Schuster (centre) by the President of the CSSBI, Mr. Glen White of Steelway Building Systems (right). Reini is joined by his wife, Colette. This presentation was made during the CSSBI Fall Meeting program held in Mississauga, Ontario.

Mr. James Irwin

Mr. James Irwin

June 2004 Award of Recognition

The photo shows the Award being presented to Mr. James Irwin (right) by the President of the CSSBI, Mr. Glen White of Steelway Building Systems (left). Jim is joined by his wife, Shirley. This presentation was made during the CSSBI Annual Meeting program held in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Mr. Richard Benson

Mr. Richard Benson

June 2003 Award of Recognition

The photo shows the Award being presented to Mr. Richard Benson (right) by the President of the CSSBI, Mr. Glen White of Steelway Building Systems (left). Richard is joined by his wife, Nora Lee. This presentation was made during the CSSBI Annual Meeting program held in Canmore, Alberta.