AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe/AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Sales Engineer Chris Glassing was presented with the George Warren Fuller Award from the Minnesota Section of the American Water Works Association during the section’s annual conference on September 15, 2022. Established in 1937, the Fuller Award is the highest honor given to water industry professionals by AWWA in recognition of distinguished service to the industry. Last year, Glassing received the Leonard N. Thompson Award from the Minnesota Section for exemplifying outstanding service and contributions to the section and the water supply industry.
A Minnesota native, Glassing began his career with AMERICAN in 1996 after earning a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. At AMERICAN, his responsibilities include account management, sales, marketing, training, applications engineering and design of ductile iron and steel pipe for the water and wastewater industry. His territories include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan.
Glassing has been actively involved in AWWA for many years, serving two terms on the Minnesota Section Governing Board, as chair of the Training and Education Council and chair of the Young Professionals Committee. He currently serves on the Manufacturers and Associates Council, Scholarship Committee and the Competitions Committee. Glassing’s previous recognitions by the AWWA Minnesota Section include Volunteer of the Year and the Benjamin G. Mason Award of Excellence, named in honor of AMERICAN retiree Ben Mason. Glassing also serves on the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association’s Board of Directors and was the 2020 recipient of MUCA’s Golden Backhoe Award.
Glassing joins other AMERICAN employees who have received the Fuller Award including: AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe/AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Territory Manager Jim Watterson, AMERICAN Flow Control Vice President of Sales John Hagelskamp and AMERICAN Flow Control retiree Rick Ratcliffe as well as AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe retirees Charley Hogue and Ben Mason.