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Kappe Medal

Stanley E. Kappe Award

The Stanley E. Kappe Award honors the man whose dedicated leadership, strong devotion, and tireless efforts contributed so much to the growth and advancement of AAEE during the period he served as its Executive Director, 1971 to 1981.

This Award is presented to the Board Certified Environmental Engineer or Board Certification Environmental Scientist who has performed extraordinary and outstanding service contributory to significant advancement of public awareness to the betterment of the total environment and other objectives to the Academy.

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Environmental Scientist, click here


Kappe Winner

2015 Stanley E. Kappe Award Recipient

Richard J. Pope, P.E., BCEE

Richard J. Pope, P.E., BCEE, directs the odor control services for a global company of 22,000. He has worked on air quality and odor related issues for more than 30 years, conducted odor projects at over 250 municipal and industrial facilities across the USA and internationally, been personally involved in the planning and design of over 200 odor control technology systems, has given over 100 presentations at state, national and international conferences, provides litigation assistance, opinions and court mandated services, and is a proponent of community outreach programs. Mr. Pope manages a centralized team of dedicated odor specialists who provide full-service, long-term odor control planning.

Dick has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering, is a registered professional engineer in NY and MI, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and a former Trustee-at-Large. He is the immediate past chair of the Water Environment Federation's (WEF's) Air Quality and Odor Control Committee, a contributing author on several odor-related text books sponsored by WEF/ASCE, and a member of the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) sub-committee that reviews wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plant odor related research projects. As Chair of the Kindergarten through 12th Grade (K-12) Committee for the AAEES, he believes in reaching out to and educating our young on societal issues in environmental engineering, and drives that message home by talking to students at middle schools, high schools and colleges around the US about the advantages, challenges and benefits of environmental engineering.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2014

Dr. Debra Reinhart

2013

Richard W. Corneille

2012

Stephen G. Lippy

2011

Sandra L. Tripp

2010

Michael W. Selna

2009

Stephen P. Graef

2008

Brian P. Flynn

2007

Matthew Dominy

2006

Wayne F. Echelberger, Jr.

2005

H. Lanier Hickman, Jr.

2004

Robert C. Williams

2003

DeVere W. Ryckman

2002

William C. Boyle

2001

William P. Dee

2000

Charles A. Willis

1999

Richard A. Conway

1998

Charles O. Velzy

1997

Alvin F. Meyer, Jr.

1996

Joseph F. Lagnese, Jr.

1995

Frederick G. Pohland

1994

Alan H. Vicory

1993

Peter B. Lederman

1992

Robert C. Marini

1991

William H. Busch

1990

Robert R. Perry

1989

Louis L. Guy, Jr.

1988

Howard E. Hesketh

1987

Ralph C. Graber

1986

James B. Coulter

1985

Donald L. Snow

1984

Charles F. Niles, Jr.

1983

Ralph C. Palange

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