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Ernie Coutermarsh, senior vice president for industrial business development with F. W. Webb Co., has been selected to receive the Industrial Piping Division Award of Excellence. Coutermarsh will receive the award during the IPD Breakfast sponsored by Anderson Metals Corp., on Sept. 29, during the American Supply Association’s NETWORK2016 in New York City.
“Ernie is well-known and respected by his colleagues and customers as an honorable partner and dedicated professional,” the IPD Executive Council said. “After proudly serving four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he has done the same for his organization and the industrial PVF industry for nearly 50 years. Having held fast to his values – honesty, sincerity, loyalty - Ernie’s voice commands respect and his influence is unequaled. His applications of knowledge and exemplary leadership qualities have profoundly influenced decisions and actions that have propelled success for so many people and companies throughout the industry. Ernie Coutermarsh is the embodiment of a true statesman for our industry’s proud legacy.”
The IPD Award of Excellence was established in 2008 to honor a member of ASA’s Industrial Piping Division for achievement specifically related to the industrial and mechanical PVF segment of the PHCP-PVF industry. Criteria for this award include a record of significant accomplishment in the PVF industry with overall influence on the current status of the channel; a history of dedicated service to the IPD; an active participant in the division’s activities; a positive industry image as well as a positive impact on the industry overall.