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Presidents Service Award

This award was established in 2011 by the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) to annually recognize the service of the President to the PCMIA.

Background

This award was established in 2011 by the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) to annually recognize the service of the President to the PCMIA.

The award consists of a commemorative self-standing acrylic plaque that is presented at the annual luncheon of the PCMIA which is normally held in late October.

AWARDS PROCESS

This award is made to the current outgoing President of the PCMIA at the annual PCMIA luncheon which is normally held in late October of each year. It is tradition that the recipient(s) make a short impromptu acceptance speech following the receipt of the plaque. The PCMIA will also recognize those who served as President of the PCMIA prior to current year in the Annual Meeting Program Book.

Winner

Richard Wagner

Mine Engineer

2017 Award Winner

Rich successfully filled the role as President of Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America in 2017.

Presidents Service Award

Historical Listing of the Awardees

2017 | Richard A. Wagner
2016 | Nicole Iannacchione OSMRE
2015 | Heather N. Dougherty PhD PE NIOSH
2014 | James C. Erlinger MSHA
2013 | Jeffrey Stanchek Pennsylvania DEP
2012 | Dr. Jeffery H. Kravitz
2011 | Heather Trexler Universal Pegasus International
2010 | Edward F. Zeglen Alpha Natural Resources
2009 | James Hickman Roxcoal, Inc.
2008 | Robert Penigar Rosebud Mining Company
2007 | William Bookshar PA Department of Environmental Resources
2006 | Jim Bryja Foundation Coal Company
2005 | Chuck Edwards CSE Corporation
2004 | Dr. Kelvin Wu MSHA
2003 | Jim Szlalankiewcz T.J.S. Mining, Inc.
2002 | Elizabeth Chamberlin Consolidated Coal Coampany

2001 | Joseph Spiker West Virginia University
2000 | James Pablic Pennsylvania Coal Association
1999 | George L. Ellis Pennsylvania Coal Association
1998 | Charles S. Battistoni Jennmar Corporation
1997 | J. Blair McGill Canterbury Coal Company
1996 | Joseph A. Sbaffoni Pennsylvania DEP
1995 | Joseph J. Garcia Mine Safety and Health Administration
1994 | Thomas J. Ward Jr. PA DER, Bureau of Deep Mine Safety
1993 | Al Smalara
1992 | Robert G Peluso Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center, USDOL- MSHA
1991 | Marshall Hunt Consolidation Coal Co.
1990 | George Pizoli Pennsylvania Mines Service, Inc