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SWANA Announces 2018 Technical Division Award Winners

The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of SWANApalooza in Denver.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced the winners of its 2018 Technical Division Awards at the opening ceremony of SWANApalooza in Denver on Tuesday.

“SWANA’s Technical Division Awards showcase the innovative and important contributions these individuals have made to their field, and the solid waste industry as a whole,” said David Biderman, executive director and CEO of SWANA, in a statement. “From adopting new technologies, to developing unique planning strategies, to creating advanced program awareness, these professionals have demonstrated truly admirable work.”

Marc Rogoff received the Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) from the Collection and Transfer division, and Tom Bilgri received the DIAA in the Landfill Gas and Biogas division. The Landfill Gas and Biogas division also announced two inductees, Jim Bier and David Penoyer, into its Hall of Flame. Finally, the Landfill Gas Biogas division recognized the career of Tudor Williams, who passed away in 2016, with the 2018 Eternal Flame Award.

“The DIAA is the most prestigious award offered by the LGB Division, and Tom Bilgri is a very deserving winner,” said Patrick Sullivan, past division director of SWANA’s LGB Technical Division, in a statement. “Tom’s career reflects a strong commitment to the solid waste industry as a consulting engineer originally with EMCON, and now with Cornerstone; at the same time, Tom has been a major contributor to SWANA, specifically through the LGB Division where Tom has had a long tenure and served in various leadership roles, which continue today.”

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