SIMA Board President, Bob Smart Presents Rick Kier with the Lifetime Achievement Award
June 23, 2016 Providence, Rhode Island: Rick Kier, Pro Scapes President and founder is honored by the Snow & Ice Management Association receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. The SIMA board of directors presents this award to an individual who's demonstrated involvement and commitment to the snow & ice industry through continuous innovation, enthusiasm and leadership. Honorees are viewed as mentors, role models or leaders in the industry and must have shown dedication, commitment and involvement in SIMA or other trade or civic organization throughout their career. Rick is one of the original 9 founding members of SIMA and has spent the last 20 years sharing his knowledge as a SIMA board member, mentor, peer educator, committee volunteer and contributor to and Editorial Advisory Committee member of Snow Business magazine. This prestigious award has only been given out 5 times in the association's 21 year history.
"It is a real honor to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. It has a been true pleasure for me to work alongside the men and women who have built SIMA from the ground up. The same is true of my Company. Every day along this journey there have been challenges, and seeing the great need for improvement has given me the drive to work hard and put my best efforts into every project. My achievements have been accomplished one step at a time, and the best part has been working with such great people all along the way. I especially want to thank my lovely wife, Karen for her help with everything we have accomplished together over the years." Award Recipient, Rick Kier