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Richard A. Hudnut Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Starting in 2020 and presented every other year thereafter, the Richard A. Hudnut Distinguished Service Award recognizes exemplary performance by BHMA members who have made a significant impact in the BHMA standard ‎or code development process through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional ‎performance, and ingenuity.

This peer-nominated award was created to honor the legacy of Richard Hudnut, BHMA’s first Standards Coordinator from 1965 – 1995, who was responsible for setting the patterns and processes that guide the vigorous Standards Development Program that BHMA follows today.

BHMA members can learn more about the nomination process and access the nomination form on the Richard A. Hudnut Distinguished Service Award page (login required).


Award Recipients

Earl Delph, Allegion
Earl received the award for his 25+ years of involvement with BHMA and his efforts in the development of many standards. He brought leadership as well as a deep knowledge of products and standards to the SSC as well as the countless sub-committees he chaired. 

Don Baker, Vice President of Global Engineering, Allegion
We honor Don for his decades of engagement with BHMA and for the key role he played in the development of many standards, as well as the advancement of the organization.

Jeff Trull, Coordinator of Standards, ASSA ABLOY
Jeff is honored for his many tangible contributions to BHMA performance standards, helping to match the pace of product innovation. Frequently he applies a historical perspective, good organizational skills and clear communication to a wide variety of topics and situations.


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