LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Oliver Delery Award
The Oliver Delery Award (formerly the Richard E. Barnes Award) is a lifetime achievement award presented to an individual in recognition of their industry support and service. It is the highest award the ACPA gives out to an individual.
Oliver was a true-life legend in his devotion to his family, his community, his faith, his career as a professional engineer, to his employer, and to the concrete pipe industry. He started his career working for his family’s business, New Orleans Cement Products Company, and through industry involvement and hard work, he was elected as the youngest Chairman of the Board of the ACPA in 1989. Additionally, Oliver served as Chair of multiple ACPA Committees including his passion, the Government Relations Committee. He was awarded many honors in the ACPA, ASTM and throughout his career. Some of these awards where the highest level of awards granted by the societies presenting them to him. Oliver was well known and remembered for his influence in his education institutions and in his hometown of New Orleans with Mardi Gras and Sugar Bowl operations and festivities.
In 2011 he was awarded the ACPA’s Richard E. Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award, of which has now been renamed to the Oliver Delery Lifetime Achievement Award.
1955 - 2020