PGI Circle of Excellence Awards
The PGI presents the Max P. Vander Horck Circle of Excellence
Award in recognition for outstanding dedication to the PGI in
honor of our Guild's founder.
The award is presented annually to a person who has made
exceptional contributions that reflects the origin and values of
PGI. Any current member in good standing may nominate a PGI member
in good standing by completing the nomination form. You must state
why you believe this member stands out in the following categories:
teamwork, leadership, positive influence, knowledge/skills and
commitment to quality and achievement in pyrotechnics.
A selection committee comprised of the current PGI Board of
Directors will review nominations. Members who have nominated a
co-member may be asked to provide further information.
Eligible members must have at least five years of service with
The Members who are nominated and meet the selection criteria
will be recognized in the bulletin. The Circle of Excellence
recipient for the current year will be honored with an award and the
opportunity to address the membership. They will also be featured in
the post-convention bulletin.
Circle of Excellence Awardees
2012 Tom Handel
2011 John Steinberg
2010 Jack & Dottie Drewes, Ray Lee
2009 Bill Bahr, Glenn Johnson
2008 Michael Swisher, Frank Richards
2007 Richard Sikes, Jack Leonard
2006 Rich & Claudia Wolter
2005 Tom Dimock
2004 Ed & Shari Vanasek
2003 Jim & Kathy Freeman
2002 Flo Sieglein
2001 Fred Johnson