Chuck Marvin Wins Horowitz Award
for Interface Contribution

The Horowitz Award is named after Dick Horowitz and is presented for the best technical article published in Interface during the previous calendar year. The late Dick Horowitz, a man who contributed much to the Institute, was respected for his sharp intellect and ability to write eloquent prose.

A panel of judges chose Chuck Marvin the winner of the 1997 Horowitz Award. Chuck’s article, “Asbestos and Roof Consulting: Watching Your Step”, in the April 1997 issue of Interface, was one of several Marvin has had published in the journal since 1984. Chuck received an engraved desk clock and pen set and will be provided with free registration to next year’s RCI convention in Charlotte, NC. His name will appear on the permanent plaque displayed at RCI Headquarters, joining previous recipients of the award, Colin Murphy and Lyle Hogan.

“Dick Horowitz’s words helped many people to pick up a pen, including yours truly, despite moderate English skills…I am honored and appreciative,” Marvin noted in a letter to Senior Editor Lyle Hogan following the convention. Hogan had encouraged Marvin to attend and remain at the convention through the banquet (to receive the award, a surprise to Marvin), despite pressing work back at Roof Solutions Inc., Charlotte, where Marvin is employed.