The WRLA Industry Achievement Award is celebrating its 49th Anniversary in 2019. This award recognizes a member (past or present) of the WRLA who has contributed to their business, the building supply industry, the WRLA, and the communities in which they live.
Who's that one person who helped you in your career? Who's your greatest supporter, teacher, and mentor?
The WRLA is now collecting nominations for the annual Industry Achievement Award. Say thank you to someone who has guided your career or who has been a leader in your community and nominate them today. The LBM industry is full of strong leaders - and we want to celebrate them! Deadline for nominations is end of day on October 31, 2019.
The 2019 Industry Achievement Award will be awarded on January 23, 2020 during the Evening Networking Event held during the WRLA Buying Show.
Any WRLA member including former members, current members, and their employees.
Nomination forms must be completed and submitted to the WRLA Office by end of day on October 31, 2019. The nominee should be interviewed by the nominator in the process of completing this form. In addition, all nominees are interviewed by the President of the WRLA using a standard set of questions.
The WRLA Board of Directors will carefully evaluate all nominations and select the recipient at the following WRLA Board meeting.
The recipient will be notified as the selected winner prior to the award reception. They will be asked to attend a pre-award reception on Thursday January 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The award recipient will be announced to all WRLA members at the January 23rd Networking and Awards eve
|2018||Brian Kusisto||CEO of Sexton||Regina, SK|
|2017||Stan Burkholder||Industry Trainer & Advocate||Bluesky, AB|
|2016||Doug Lemieux||L.B.H Building Centres Inc./ Onoway TIMBER Mart||St. Albert|
|2015||Vic Lemieux||Econo Lumber Mart||Prince Albert|
|2014||Martha Konantz||North American Lumber||Winnipeg|
|2013||Grant Wilson||Wood Country Building Supply||McLean|
|2012||Rod Mancini||DomTek Building Products||Selkirk|
|2011||Ernie Penner||EG Penner Building Centres||Steinbach|
|2010||Matt Stayner||TimberTown Building Centre Ltd.||Calgary|
|2009||Frank Perra||Lancashire Distribution||Regina|
|2008||Gord Wiebe||All Weather Windows Ltd.||Edmonton|
|2007||David Holst||Warman Home Centre||Warman|
|2006||Provan Wylie||Castle Building Centres Group||Ontario|
|2005||Merv Weiss||Merv Weiss Consulting||Saskatoon|
|2004||Harold Tiemstra||Can-Cell Industries Inc.||Edmonton|
|2003||Jim Thorogood||Totem Building Supplies Ltd.||Calgary|
|Kenroc Building Materials Ltd.
Taiga Forest Products
|2000||Chuck Fisher||C.A. Fisher Lumber Co. Ltd.||Edmonton|
|1999||Raymond Nelson||Nelson Lumber||Lloydminster|