RIC Distinguished Service Award

The RIC Distinguished Service Award is given to one deserving individual each year. It is awarded during the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference in the fall. The winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship to award within their community.

The Basic Importance of RIC Distinguished Service Award

Recognition of outstanding achievement in serving the remanufacturing industry is one of the major objectives of RIC which it seeks to attain through its RIC Distinguished Service Award. Such programs provides necessary and desirable recognition for outstanding contributions to the industry.

Who May Nominate?

Any individual may nominate candidates for an RIC Distinguished Service Award. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The Importance of the Nomination in Form and Content

Each recipient of an award must be an eminently worthy candidate. It is therefore the duty and responsibility of each nominator to bring forward outstanding candidates of whose work and accomplishments he or she has personal knowledge. Thus the judges must have thorough and well-prepared nominations.

How to Nominate

The first step in making a nomination for the RIC Distinguished Service Award is to become completely familiar with the requirements to be met by the candidate for the honor. Comparison of the accomplishments of the candidate with the accomplishments of previous recipients of the honors will help the nominator in deciding whether to make a nomination.

The Achievement Form & Instructions contain detailed instructions and suggestions for preparing a nomination. Using the instructions in combination with the appropriate nomination form the nominator should study and follow these carefully so that the relevant accomplishments of the candidate will be properly presented. The suggested format stresses the importance of a clear, precise narrative and description of the accomplishments of the candidate, and of a complete listing of both the RIC activities and the awards he or she has been awarded.


  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Joint nominations are discouraged and will only be considered when nominees have collaborated closely — usually in the same company — on the work to be recognized by the award.
  • RIC membership is highly encouraged but not required to nominate or to be nominated.
  • International nominees are eligible for nomination unless explicitly stated otherwise.
  • Award follows an annual cycle but may not be granted annually depending on the candidate pool.