ACAF’s Board of Directors created a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 to recognize members who have a made a significant contribution to the asphalt industry in Florida and the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida. Nomination forms can be obtained from the ACAF Office.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Dave Drehmer – Dave moved to Florida from upper New York in the mid 70’s where he landed at MacAsphalt, which ultimately became APAC. After 30+ years in asphalt paving, he left APAC to work for Florida Rock Industries, then for EA Mariani Asphalt Company, then finally to become a consultant until his retirement in 2016. Dave served on numerous ACAF committees and joint ACAF/FDOT Task Forces. Through his training, his mentorship, patience, and willingness to give his all to the industry, Dave has left a legacy that should never be forgotten.
Mike Slade – Mike started his professional career with Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. (a parent company of Ranger) as a laborer and has held numerous administrative and management positions in several of the Vecellio Companies and was appointed president of Ranger in 1998 and retired as President in 2012 after 43 years. Mike is a past president of the Asphalt Contractors Association, and a long tome Board of Directors member. Mike is a sage and his wisdom has helped lead the Asphalt Industry to where it is at today.
Previous Award Winners
T. H. “Ted” McRae, Anderson-Columbia, Inc.
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award