Bill Schneider Honored
ICPI recognized William (Bill) Schneider for his significant contributions to the segmental concrete pavement industry at the ICPI 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary in New Orleans.
Mr. Schneider is a charter member of ICPI and the first to Chair the ICPI Construction Committee. His noteworthy accomplishments include developing the content for the Concrete Paver Installer Course and the Commercial Paver Technician Course. Mr. Schneider was the first instructor of the Concrete Paver Installer Course that has seen over 15,000 participants since its inception. Additionally, he served on ICPI’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and numerous standing and special committees. Mr. Schneider has always maintained that educating contractors on industry best practices is paramount to success. He demonstrated this by becoming a founding member and instructor of ICPI courses.
The ICPI Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes significant contributions to the industry through knowledge, technical innovation and advocacy. The award emphasizes dedication of the recipient to safety and well-being of employees, demonstrated leadership and/or outstanding contribution to the industry from volunteer service to ICPI, which promotes growth and advancement of the association and/or industry. The award recognizes noteworthy public service activities at the local, regional, state, national or international levels that bring honor to the industry or to ICPI.
“There is no one better fitting to be the first recipient of such a prestigious award,” said Dave Carter, ICPI Immediate Past Board Chair. “Bill’s professional accomplishments are numerous, and he is widely recognized as the pioneer of paving installations in the United States.”
Mr. Schneider’s pioneering efforts include the creation of a company specializing in permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) installations that transformed the Chicagoland market. This effort resulted in several trademarks and patents he holds on permeable paver shapes. He also accelerated mechanical paver installation to lower project costs.
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