The President’s Award recognizes and honors an outstanding volunteer(s) who has advanced PSTC mission and vision through their volunteer efforts by serving on a committee.


  • An individual that has demonstrated leadership, works towards building consensus amongst the committee and positively contributes to the meet the objectives outlined in the committee charter.
  • Successfully interacts with members of the committee, the board and staff.
  • Advances the mission and vision of PSTC through talent and service
  • Unselfishly gives his/her time and is dedicated towards the overall success of PSTC
  • Demonstrated measurable results of individual and/or group, committee task(s) that can be clearly contributed to the individual.

President's Award winners:

2017 - Lars Kilian

Kilian joined the Education Committee in 2013 and served as committee chair since 2015. During his time with PSTC, he has taught 12 courses and has hosted nine of the past 16 Fundamentals & Advanced courses.

He drove continuous improvement in course content and instructor succession plans and recruitment. Kilian is currently leading the development of a new course tailored specifically for the construction market.

2016 - Michael Tumey

Tumey joined the PSTC Technical Seminar committee in 2003 and chaired the annual event in 2006.  He continued on that committee until 2008, when he assumed the chair position of the then PSTC Technical Steering Committee. This committee provided direction and assistance to the Education, Technical Seminar and Test Methods committees.

Following a strategic realignment by the PSTC Board of the committee structures in early 2011, Tumey became a member of the newly formed PSTC Education-Training Steering committee.  He worked with technical and marketing colleagues, as well as with academic consultants, to improve or develop various web-based programs as part of the PSTC "Grow the Industry" initiative. This committee’s efforts led to an initial, introductory tape video for and in the following year, a second, transportation-related video.

Over the last several years, Tumey has served as an education advisor on both the Technical Seminar and Education committees. In 2014, he participated in the updating of content and delivery of the Fundamentals, Advanced and Manufacturing courses. In addition, he has continued to assist in the preparations for the annual TECH events.

Michael Tumey

2015 - Graeme Roan

Graeme has been served as a key volunteer since the early 2000’s.  He has held many roles over the years from being a speaker at the Tech Seminars to serving on numerous Committees. In 2003, Graeme served as the Education Chair until 2013. During this time the fundamentals class was launched. 

Graeme and the team redefined our education courses and moved the very popular Manufacturing and Testing Course to the Chemsultants location to provide the hands-on training segments. 

Currently as the Chair of the Marketing Committee, Graeme has led the team towards redeploying & realigning the task forces to form one single committee which can focus on all PSTC marketing efforts. The committee successfully launched ThinkTape, adding videos and content including the Member spotlight. Under Graeme’s leadership the committee redefined the RTM messages and created updated collateral and are clarifying the external message that is used to promote PSTC and its members.


Graeme Roan

2015 - Stan Williams

Stan started as a member of the Education Committee due to the “Wayne Helton” gentle nudging that we all know and love. Stan recalls that one of his most memorable moments was traveling on the one year anniversary of 911 and how his friends and family were so concerned. Stan attributes this class as one of the most awarding ones he supported to date. 

Stan with over 38 years of experience continues to serve as one the key educators. He continues to ensure the information is relevant and takes pride in sharing his knowledge with individuals just starting out in the business. His passion and dedication to fellow committee members is the driving force behind the successful classes PSTC has hosted over the years. Stan was instrumental in redesigning and revitalizing PSTC’s education program which contributes to the continual success of each class.   

Stan Williams



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