In November of 2016, the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) established the Alexander Schwartz Award. The recipient of this award will have made a significant contribution to the reflective products industry either through technical achievement, leadership, product development, and/or new technology. Through example, they have motivated industry representatives and advanced the reflective products industry and/or RIMA International and, in turn, contributed to the overall acceptance of reflective products within the building codes and in the overall marketplace. This award is only presented when deemed a valid candidate meets the outlined criteria and should be recognized for their contribution.
RIMA International has selected Mr. Robert (Bob) Wadsworth of Innovative Energy in Lowell, Ind., as the second Alexander Schwartz Award recipient. Mr. Wadsworth has been engaged in the reflective insulation industry for over 35 years. He has been an active member of RIMA International, is a past president and has served on the board of directors and held every executive office position as well as chaired various committees and task groups over the years. He has conducted a number of seminars at different building industry conferences and trade shows; and he has served as RIMA-I’s Industry Expert fielding online questions and taking phone calls to assist the association in providing information, resources and technical support.
Mr. Wadsworth passed away on Jan. 20, of this year. Accepting the award on his behalf was son-in-law Jonathon Hagarbome who now runs Innovative Energy with his wife, Bob’s grand-daughter, Whitney. The presentation took place at the Fall RIMA International meetings held in Houston. Past President Bobby Byrd presented the award to Mr. Hagarbome.
It is an honor to recognize Mr. Wadsworth for all he has given to this industry and organization and for the friend he was to us all. He will be greatly missed.
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