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W.E. "Bud" Loeber Friendship Award

 

The W.E. "Bud" Loeber Friendship Award honors the memory of the California Rental Association's former Assistant Executive Director by perpetuating the memory of his smile, his positive attitude and his friendly approach to life. The award is presented to Association members who demonstrate a sincere interest in the rental industry and the people in it.


Past Recipients are:

1995 - Bill Grasse        2000 - Ed Hill   2005 - Joel Neven
1996 - Walt Henderson        2001 - Phil Maxwell   2007 - Les Chayo
1997 - Marion Beal        2002 - Jim Woodward   2010 - Mike Anderson
1998 - Dave Copeland        2003 - Joe Novak   2012 - Linda Bradley
1999 - Dick Whittington        2004 - Doug Strom   2013 - Allen Buck
              

 

JAMES GARTLAND MEMORIAL Award

 

The James Gartland Memorial Award honors the memory of the founder of the Rental Equipment Register and the long-time friend of the California Rental Association.


James Gartland helped recognize many "Rentalmen of the Year" and the CRA continues that tradition by acknowledging men and women who embody the qualities Jim himself demonstrated - respect, vision and leadership.


The Rental Man of the Year Award was presented from 1964-1979.


Recipients were:

1964 - Joe Ewing         1968 - Sam Greenburg         1972 - Bill Cushing         1976 - Ron Irvin
1965 - Bob Irving         1969 - Bill Grasse         1973 - Jack Wanamaker         1977 - Ted de Vries
1966 - Jack Decker         1970 - Ross Neesley         1974 - Palmer Grasse         1978 - Dale Muesborn
1967 - Bob Grasse         1971 - Eileen & Harry Clason         1975 - Bill Berman         1979 - Chuck Aarons

The award was renamed The James Gartland Award in 1980.

Listed below are recipients:

1980 - Joe Novak 1988 - Lynn Talbot 1996 - Tony Beringer   2004 - Russ Meek
1981 - Joe Doran 1989 - Bob Phares 1997 - Bob DuBose   2005 - Dennis Wells
1982 - Howard Burnett 1990 - Bill Bryant 1998 - Dennis Turner   2007 - Brian Maginnis
1983 - Joe Wiest 1991 - Paul Powers 1999 - Irving Levine   2010 - Vicky Blackwell
1984 - Dick Hill 1992 - Van Dossey 2000 - Irwin R. Scott   2011 - Jim Woodward
1985 - Bud Loeber 1993 - Linda Bradley 2001 - Chuck Maltese   2012 - Jim Jenkins
1986 - June Harvey 1994 - Dale Blackwell 2002 - Les Chayo   2013 - Robert Pedersen
1987 - Tom Carolan- 1995 - Tim Novoselski 2003 - Larry Pedersen