Michigan Aggregates Association

2017 MNDSA Award Recipient – John Friend

It is with great honor and pride that we announce the recipient of the 2017 Michael Newman Distinguished Service Award is John Friend from Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

John was the MDOT Bureau Director for Field Service Operations where he was responsible for statewide authority for standards, specifications and policies associated with MDOT construction contracts. During his tenure with MDOT, John worked directly with the leadership at MAA to set up our joint specifications committee, the structure that is still in place today.

This award is MAA’s most prestigious award that honors an outstanding individual from within the aggregates industry and is presented to individuals that have demonstrated significant contributions to Michigan’s aggregate industry; exemplifies the true meaning of uncompromising devotion; and exceed expectations on a daily basis.

MAA offers our sincere appreciation for John’s longstanding devotion to the aggregate industry!!!

Prior recipients are:

2016 – Bob Adcock
2015 – Mike Newman
2014 – Bill Hodges
2013 – Bill Kidder
2012 – Jerry Jung
2011 – Neil Casaceli
2010 – Jim Young
2009 – Chuck Hubscher
2008 – Scott Carson
2007 – Jeff Wilson
2006 – Dick Davidson
2005 – Brent Cook
2004 – Brad Rahn
2003 – Ralph Olivanti
2002 – David Stein
2001 – Bob Kurtz
2000 – Paul Hubscher