Two long-time stalwarts of the remanufacturing industry and a new trailblazer in reman education were honored with the prestigious ACE Awards at the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference in Rochester, New York, in September.
ACE stands for Advocate, Collaborate and Educate, the three main pillars of the Remanufacturing Industries Council, RIC, mission.
John Disharoon, Director, Market Access, Caterpillar Inc., received this year’s award in the Advocating category after decades of advocating for remanufacturing in front of government authorities in the US and around the world and within the industry. He has done this for decades in multiple capacities at Caterpillar and as one of the driving forces behind RIC itself, currently in the position as chairman of the board.
Donald Chenevert, Jr., Deputy General Counsel, SRC Holdings Corporation, who most recently has been a driving force behind the successful efforts to develop the ANSI standard for remanufacturing through the American National Standards Institute, was the winner of the award in the Collaboration category.
Dr. Matthew Hudson, Dean of Technical Education at Ozark Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri, received the award in the Education category. Hudson has received national attention for the innovative educational programs he has developed in conjunction with SRC, John Deere Reman and others to help close the local skills gap in one of the reman hotspots of the world.
The three winners, were selected among nine finalists by a panel consisting of industry leaders, including partners from the RIC Remanufacturing Association Alliance. They were honored at a dinner with the 200 participants in the Rochester conference. Remanufacturing ACE Awards trophies were presented to each of the winners along with a scholarship, one in honor of each winner, to award within their communities, encouraging future industry leaders to become more engaged with remanufacturing before graduation.