The BCI Distinguished Service Award is BCI’s highest honor recognizing individuals who have made a sustained, long-term, and meaningful contribution to the advancement of both the association and the battery industry.
Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship of trainees, provided noteworthy service to the community and/or contributed to the diversity and inclusion of the field will also be recognized.
The 2024 awardee(s) will be presented at the Centennial Celebration Event at the 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo, April 21-24, 2024.
BCI’s Quarter Century Club will review all submitted nominations and present any recommended recipients to the BCI Board of Directors for consideration and final selection.
Recipients of this award will be invited to submit an accompanying article to be published on the BatteryCouncil.org website within two months of the award presentation, with an accompanying recognition of the individual’s contributions to the association and industry.
BCI values the contributions of all industry members, present and past, and encourages nominators to consider all potential mentors and colleagues. Self-nominations are welcome. Please submit your nomination by December 15th, 2023. You may be asked if you would be willing to provide a longer and more detailed nomination letter at a later date.
2021: Howard Meyers
2020: David Weinberg
2002: DeLight Breidegam
1997: Harvey Gershenson
1985: Peter Aspinall
1976: Charles H. Allen
1970: Bernie Steiner
1970: Walton Smith
1970: Norman R. Farsje
1958: Edward T. Foote
1956: Robert L. Sommerville
1956: Vernon L. Smithers
1955: Dan H. Kelly
1955: Benjamin F. Morris
1945: L.B.F. Raycroft
Applications for membership in BCI’s Quarter Century Club are open year-round, but applications must be received prior to February 28th, 2024 to receive an invitation to the members-only breakfast at the BCI Convention. Membership is open to any individual with 25 or more years of full-time service to the battery industry. Service need not be continuous. New inductees are expected to be either a current employee of a current BCI member company or retired (exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis). Individuals can apply to join the Quarter Century Club here.
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