Jerry Grimaud of Lawrence Fabric and Metal Structures Inc. has been awarded an Honored Life Membership in IFAI. This distinction, announced in September at the IFAI Expo 2017, is bestowed by special request, solely at the discretion of the IFAI board of directors.
Grimaud started working at Lawrence in 1979. Throughout his time in the industry, he has served on numerous trade association boards, including the Lightweight Structures Association (LSA), the Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA). He has presented several IFAI /division-hosted educational seminars and was instrumental in creating many elements of today’s AIA-accredited CES presentations for both the FGA and PAMA.
Brooke Duncan was recognized with the Loyal Steward award at IFAI Expo 2017. Duncan served on IFAI’s board of directors from 1959 to 1973, and as chairman (then called president) from 1969 to 1971. He received Honored Life Member status in 1973. In that same year, he and his wife Kittie were named chairman and chairwoman of the 61st Annual CPAI (the former name of IFAI) Convention held in New Orleans, La. He and Kittie greeted guests and acted as hosts at all of the parties and social events held on behalf of the association.