2020 Mel Wright
Wright's Scrap Metals
Beaumont, TX
2019 Jack Vexler  
2018 Warner Key – Hobbs Iron & Metal – Hobbs, New Mexico
2017 Robert J. Melendi and Alan Mayfield – Commercial Metals Company

Bill Proler
Proler Southwest Houston, TX

2015 The Shapiro Family Austin Metal & Iron Co., L.P. Austin, TX
2014 Tom Baker Tom Baker Consulting formerly with (DJJ and CMC)  
2013 Steven Segal J.L. Proler Co. Houston, TX
2012 CharlesAlman
Larry Alman
Sol Alman Company Little Rock, AR
2011 Jim AuBuchon Attorney-at-Law Dallas, TX
2010 Kevin Allen
Harold S. Tenenbaum
Four Seasons Equipment
Tenenbaum Recycling Group, LLC
Dallas, TX
Little Rock, AR
2009 Paul L. Gregory
JT (Jake) Gregory
Lee Ronnel
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2008 Marienne Galamba-Brown Galamba Metals Group Kansas City, MO
2007 Clyde and Marvin Selig Structural Metals Inc., CMC Steel Texas Seguin, Texas
2006 Howard Glick Tri-State Iron and Metal Company Texarkana, Arkansas
2005 Harry J. Heinkele Commercial Metals Dallas, TX
2004 Dick Jaffre TXI Chaparral Steel Midlothian, TX
2003 Jim Bly J & M Enterprises Artesia, NM
2002 Sam & Marilyn
Hummelstein Iron & Metal, Inc. Jonesboro, AR
2001 Stan Litman Texas Recycling Dallas, TX
2000 Phil Morris Morris Recycling, Inc. New Albany, MS
1999 Robert Yaffe The Yaffe Companies, Inc. Muskogee, OK
1998 Bobby Jarvis Jarvis Metals Recycling, Inc. Lubbock, TX
1997 Edwin O. Fulton Fulton Supply & Recycling, Inc. Denton, TX
1996 J.E. Duggan Duggan Industries, Inc. Dallas, TX
1995 Alton S. Newell Sr. Newell Recycling Co. San Antonio, TX
1994 Norman & Delores "Happy" Kramer Kramer Consultants, LLC Dallas, TX
1993 Melvin Lipsitz M. Lipsitz & Company Waco, TX
1992 Jack Goldin Goldin Industries, Inc. Gulfport, MS
1991 Arnold Gachman Gachman Metals & Recycling Co. Fort Worth, TX
1990 Leon Galoob Interstate Metals Corp. Oklahoma City, OK


Lee Hummelstein Hummelstein Iron & Metal, Inc. Jonesboro, AR


Tom Salome M. Lipsitz & Company Waco, TX


Jake Feldman Commercial Metals Co. Dallas, TX
  William A. Bushman* A. Tenenbaum Co., Inc. N. Little Rock, AR


Israel Proler* Proler International Corp. Houston, TX


Emanuel Bodner Bodner Metal & Iron Corp. Houston, TX


William Friedman Friedman Iron & Metal Co. Greenville, MS
*Awarded posthumously
The Gulf Coast Chapter award for outstanding contribution to the scrap recycling industry was first awarded in 1984. In 1986, this award was named in memory of Israel Proler.
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