Unsung Hero Award

The APAI Unsung Hero Award is presented annually at the Winter Conference and Expo to an individual who volunteers to go the extra mile on behalf of the association, the Indiana asphalt industry and all APAI members firms. The recipient is selected by the APAI Executive Director and confirmed by the president of the APAI Board of Directors. Often, he or she is a member of an APAI committee or task force. The award can be bestowed either for a successfully concluded special project or in recognition of an extended period of service to the association and industry.

Ryan Shotts 2018

Brooks Construction

For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as chairman of the APAI Workforce Development Committee in launching APAI's partnership with FFA.

Tom Partipilo 2017

E & B Paving

For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as chairman of the APAI Conference Planning Committee.

Dudley Bonte 2016

Rieth-Riley Construction, APAI staff

For meritorious volunteer service to the Association during his industry career on the APAI Technical Committee and, in retirement, as staff Technical Director.

Jay Smitley 2015

Milestone Contractors

For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as chairman of the APAI Scholarship Committee.

Gerry Huber 2014

The Heritage Group

For meritorious volunteer service to the Association as a volunteer presenter for lunch and learns provided to LPAs and consultant engineering firms.