Purpose: To honor the contributions and legacy of Mario J. Bertolini by recognizing PCI producers who have demonstrated an outstanding ability in the management of precast, prestressed concrete operations and in support of PCI and the industry.

Award Cycle: Annual consideration, with the award presented only when deserved.


  • The candidate must be living at the time of selection.
  • The candidate must be or have been employed in management positions with PCI producer member firms for a minimum of 20 years.
  • The candidate must have served for a minimum of five years in an executive position (chair, president, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, or similar position) with a single PCI producer member firm.
  • The candidate must have served on the PCI Board of Directors.
  • The candidate must have served on one or more PCI committees, demonstrating a wide range of interests.
  • The candidate must have advanced through his/her leadership the use of precast/prestressed concrete with innovative production, erection, or construction procedures.
  • Any nominee not selected shall require renomination in a subsequent year to be considered again.

2020 Award Winner: William Clayton


  • The recipient of the Mario J. Bertolini Leadership & Innovation Award shall:
    • Be an individual who exhibits the personal and professional traits that Mario Bertolini exemplified.
    • Have made very significant contributions to PCI and the precast, prestressed concrete industry over an extended period of time.
    • Have provided volunteer service for the benefit of the general public, the community, and charitable organizations.
  • The nomination shall be made by an individual member in good standing of PCI, an employee of an organizational member in good standing of PCI, or an employee of PCI.

Candidate Selection: Nominations for this award shall be made to the Mario J. Bertolini Leadership & Innovation Award Selection Committee and shall include a letter identifying the specific characteristics and qualifications of the candidate, including examples that meet the award criteria. The official nomination form shall be completed and included with the aforementioned letter.

Recipient Determination:

  • Nominations shall be evaluated by a special jury, consisting of the following:
    • The current chair of the PCI Board of Directors, who shall serve as chair.
    • The PCI president.
    • Six PCI Chapter/Partner Representatives.
    • The chair of the PCI Research & Development Council.
    • The two most recent recipients of the award who are able and willing to serve.
  • There shall be only one recipient of the award during any annual award cycle.

Recognition: PCI shall honor the recipient of the Mario J. Bertolini Leadership & Innovation Award by presenting an appropriate recognition at the PCI Convention.

Nomination Form
(Adobe PDF File)

For more information or to submit a candidate, contact Arelys Schaedler, PCI’s Executive Assistant, at aschaedler@pci.org.

Mario J. Bertolini Award Recipients

  • 2020 - William Clayton
  • 2019 - Tom Kelley
  • 2018 - Greg Force
  • 2016 - Michael E. Quinlan
  • 2015 - Robert Finfrock