The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Louis Griesemer, former president and board member of Springfield Underground, will receive the 2020 Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award during NSSGA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We are pleased to recognize Louis with our association’s most distinguished individual award for his dedication to family and service to the aggregates industry,” said NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson in a press release. “He has shown incredible commitment to improving both the lives of those around him and the industry broadly, and we are truly grateful for his service.”
As a lasting memorial to Wendt, who exemplified extraordinary commitment to family, career and the aggregates industry, NSSGA’s Manufacturers and Services Division established the annual award in 1998 to recognize an individual in the industry who exhibits the dedication exemplified by Barry Wendt, both in commitment to the industry and the community in which they live.
Griesemer has been a leader in the aggregates industry at within NSSGA for years, including service as NSSGA’s Board Chairman in 2007. He has been a leader on safety, which culminated in NSSGA honoring him by renaming the top safety award to be the Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Award.
“I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Griesemer. “Barry Wendt encouraged me, as he did so many others, to actively engage in the Association. I can only hope that I was able to encourage others in the way Barry inspired me.”
The Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award will be presented to Louis Griesemer during NSSGA’s 2020 Annual Convention on Tuesday, March 10.