IFI Soaring Eagle Recognition Award

The Industrial Fastener Institute Soaring Eagle Award recipients are those individuals who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the fastener industry.  The two areas of recognition are described below.

IFI Soaring Eagle Service Award

The IFI Soaring Eagle Service Award recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding time and effort in the leadership of the Industrial Fasteners Institute and/or in some other way contributed to the health and well-being of the entire industrial fastener industry.

IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award

The IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award recognizes individuals who have extensive experience in the industrial fastener industry who have made significant contributions to the technological advancement of the fastener industry.  Contributions may be through extensive work on fastener standards committees, the publication of widely acclaimed principles or documents and/or through the development of fastener related equipment products, or processes which have been widely acknowledged as advancements in fastener technology.



One or more of these awards are presented to recipients at the IFI annual spring membership meeting. Listed below are the names of those who have received these awards.



Roy P. Trowbridge Technology Award George S. Case, Sr. Meritorious Service Award William E. Ward Leadership Award


Errol M. Alexander

Harry J. Wilkinson

Robert E. Brunner


Ray H. Carlson

Charles R. O’Brien

George F. Wasmer


John H. Bickford

Charles J. Wilson

James E. Wittersheim


Dr. Louis Raymond

William E. Tudor

Patrick Meade


Harry S. Brenner

Steven W. Vass

Robert H. Lench


Bernie Reiland

Joseph Bahadrian

Max F. Dorflinger


Joseph J. Tomalis

Donald E. Surber

Jack Pekar


Frank Cosenza

Daniel P. Haerther

George Grabner


Bengt Blendulf

Barry MacLean

No longer awarded


Salim Brahimi

Porter McLean

No longer awarded


Thomas E. Hay, PE

Joe Greenslade

No longer awarded


Ron Clarke

Owe Carlsson

No longer awarded

2018 Michael J. Lawler Robert J. Harris No longer awarded
2019 David Goss, PE Richard Delawder No longer awarded
2020 Anthony DiMaio Mike McGuire No longer awarded


Submitting Nominations

Anyone may nominate recipients regardless of their relationship to the IFI or the fastener industry.  If you know of someone who you feel deserves one of these prestigious recognition awards please fill out the nomination form.  Open the form by clicking below.


Soaring Eagle Nomination Form