Rick Ratcliffe, AMERICAN Flow Control territory manager and resident of Tampa, Florida, was presented with the George Warren Fuller Award from the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at ACE16. The Fuller Award recognizes AWWA members who have shown distinguished service to the industry. Ratcliffe joins other AMERICAN employees who have received the Fuller Award including: AMERICAN Flow Control Division Sales Manager John Hagelskamp as well as retired AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe District Sales Managers Charles Hogue and Ben Mason.
Last year, Ratcliffe received the John Lechner Award of Excellence. This national award is given to an AWWA Manufacturers/Associates Council member who displays exemplary service to the drinking water community and AWWA’s mission and goals. In addition, he received the MAC Council Member Award in 2002 and the Allen B. Roberts Jr. Award for outstanding service to the Florida Section in 2009.
Ratcliffe joined AMERICAN in 1991, and has worked in the waterworks industry for more than 40 years. He joined the Florida Section of AWWA in 1984, and has served in various roles including Fall Conference chair, Manufacturers/Associates Council (MAC) chair, and Florida Section chair in 2011-2012. Ratcliffe also helped develop the first MAC New Technology Showcase, which provides training to local utilities.
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, founded in 1905, is a manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, spiral-welded steel pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe for the oil and natural gas industries. AMERICAN’s diversified product line also includes static castings and high-performance fire pumps.