BCI Distinguished Service Award

The BCI Distinguished Service Award is BCI’s highest honor recognizing individuals who have made a sustained, long-term, and meaningful contribution to the advancement of both the association and the battery industry.

 

BCI Distinguished Service Award

The BCI Distinguished Service Award is BCI’s highest honor recognizing individuals who have made a sustained, long-term, and meaningful contribution to the advancement of both the association and the battery industry.

Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship of trainees, provided noteworthy service to the community and/or contributed to the diversity and inclusion of the field will also be recognized.

The 2024 awardee(s) will be presented at the Centennial Celebration Event at the 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo, April 21-24, 2024.

BCI’s Quarter Century Club will review all submitted nominations and present any recommended recipients to the BCI Board of Directors for consideration and final selection.

Recipients of this award will be invited to submit an accompanying article to be published on the BatteryCouncil.org website within two months of the award presentation, with an accompanying recognition of the individual’s contributions to the association and industry.

 

Past Recipients

 

Distinguished Service Award

2021: Howard Meyers

2020: David Weinberg

 

Honorary Lifetime Membership

2002: DeLight Breidegam

1997: Harvey Gershenson

1985: Peter Aspinall

1976: Charles H. Allen

1970: Bernie Steiner

1970: Walton Smith

1970: Norman R. Farsje

1958: Edward T. Foote

1956: Robert L. Sommerville

1956: Vernon L. Smithers

1955: Dan H. Kelly

1955: Benjamin F. Morris

1945: L.B.F. Raycroft

 

Join the Quarter Century Club

Applications for membership in BCI’s Quarter Century Club are open year-round, but applications must be received prior to February 28th, 2024 to receive an invitation to the members-only breakfast at the BCI Convention. Membership is open to any individual with 25 or more years of full-time service to the battery industry. Service need not be continuous. New inductees are expected to be either a current employee of a current BCI member company or retired (exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis). Individuals can apply to join the Quarter Century Club here.

 

 

Please contact info@batterycouncil.org with any questions related to the Distinguished Service Award.

 

 

Nick Starita

There’s still a fair amount of risk-aversion at major carriers when it comes to lithium.

Nick Starita, President of the Energy Solutions Division, Hollingsworth and Vose