Hall of Fame Award

The STI/SPFA Hall of Fame Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the success of STI/SPFA and dedication to the future of the steel fabrication industry.

steve-hammoor
2023
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Steve Hammoor began his career in the steel…

ralph-carpenter-hof
2022
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Ralph Carpenter served as Chair for the STI/SPFA…

wayne-geyer-hof
2021
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Joined STI/SPFA in 1985 and spent more than…

patrick-kennedy
2020
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

4th-generation President and Owner of three...

Charles A. Frey, Jr.
2018
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Charles A. Frey, Jr.

Charles A. Frey, Jr. was inducted into the STI/SPFA...

Rich Horn
2018
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Rich Horn

Rich Horn was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Tim Woofter
2016
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Tim Woofter was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Brian Donovan
2015
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Brian Donovan was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Joseph Hammoor
2009
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Joseph Hammoor

Joseph Hammoor was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame...

Bill Carlson
2009
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

George Tupac
2009
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

George Tupac

George Tupac was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Jeff Hock
2007
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Jeff Hock

Jeff Hock was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

George Ruchti
2007
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

George Ruchti

George Ruchti was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Ron Ecleberry
2007
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Ron Ecleberry

Ron Ecleberry was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Jim Rhudy
2007
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Jim Rhudy

Jim Rhudy was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

William R. Herdman
2005
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

William R. Herdman

William R. Herdman was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

Arnold Myers
2000
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Arnold Myers

Arnold Myers was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Sonny Underwood
1997
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Sonny Underwood

Sonny Underwood was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame...

Timothy Travis
1994
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Timothy Travis

Timothy Travis was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Alfred F. Krumholz, Jr.
1994
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Alfred F. Krumholz, Jr.

Alfred F. Krumholz, Jr. was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

Earl Greer
1991
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Earl Greer

Earl Greer was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Peter H. Murphy
1991
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Peter H. Murphy was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame...

Charles W. Sonnenberg
1990
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Charles Sonnenberg

Charles Sonnenberg was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

Thomas A. Kemp
1990
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Thomas A. Kemp was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame...

Charles A. Frey, Sr.
1990
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Charles A. Frey, Sr. was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

Vincent J. Jacob
1989
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Vincent J. Jacob was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame...

Charles W. Harding
1989
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Charles W. Harding was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

John A. Reisz
1989
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

John A. Reisz was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in...

Robert W. Burwell
1989
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

Robert W. Burwell was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

William E. Kennedy, Jr.
1989
STI/SPFA HALL OF FAME

William E. Kennedy, Jr. was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall...

The Charles W. Sonnenberg Award

The Charles W. Sonnenberg Award recognizes the wise counsel, prudent leadership, thoughtful guidance, and innovative contributions of individuals to the Steel Tank Institute.

YearWinnerCompany
2010Wally WatsonWatco Tanks, Inc.
2001Chuck TravelsteadBrown-Minneapolis Tank
1994William R. HerdmanKennedy Tank
1993R. Allan ReeseAce Tank & Equipment
1992Jerry WallerBrown-Minneapolis Tank
1992Jim JrolfWe-Mac Mfg.
1991James W. BushmanCorrpro
1990Arnold G. MeyersClemmer Industries
1989Anderson ScottNewberry Tank
1988Roger RichterBrown-Minneapolis Tank
1987Charles Frey, Sr.Highland Tank
1986Charles W. HardingClawson Tank
1985John A. Ainlay
1984Peter H. MurphyMassachusetts Engineering
1983Charles W. SonnenbergKennedy Tank

Honorary SPFA Life Membership

Honorary SPFA Life Membership is awarded to individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the Steel Plate Fabricators Association.

Individual Company
J. BrownChattanooga Boiler and Tank Co.
E.J. ClayHahn & Clay
V.W. CoddingtonLakeside Bridge & Steel Co.
P.T. DowlingNooter Coporation
W.R. JacksonPittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company
F.A. LaskerLasker Boiler & Engineering Corp.
M.G. MitchellChicago Bridge & Iron Company
J.A. Stever, Jr.National Tank & Manufacturing Co.
T.J. Uhl, Jr.Wyatt Industries, Inc.
R.S. BorstFisher Tank
J.S. Van AlsburgPrairie Tank & Construction Co.